The 10th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics – FMGM2018 as an acronym, will be held at the Convention Center in Windsor Barra Hotel, in the City of Rio de Janeiro, during 17-20 July, 2018. FMGM symposia has been held every four years since 1983, in Zurich, Kobe (1987), Oslo (1991), Bergamo (1995), Singapore (1999), Oslo (2003), Boston (2007), Berlin (2011) and Sydney (2015).

The program will include Special Lectures, Technical Presentations, Young Engineer and Poster Sessions, Exhibitions, Workshops and Technical Tours, as well as a parallel non-technical program.

The role of field performance measurements in the risks assessment and control of the natural geohazards and in the design, construction and operation of engineered facilities, has become a fundamental issue in engineering practice.

The 10th FMGM will cover traditional and innovative themes and will give those interested in instrumentation and measurements an opportunity to meet to exchange ideas, experiences and, above all, to strength the concept relating security, economy and other social and welfare demands with field performance measurements.

This Symposium will promote inter-disciplinary insights, addressing topics related to human issues and to critical and smart infrastructure and construction, highlighting how the measurements of field performance can transform our understanding and management of infrastructure in densely populated cities and urban areas.


  • Documents the state-of-the-art in instrumentation.

  • Explore risk management strategies.

  • Serve as a platform for transferring knowledge and insight from practitioners to researches and vice-versa.

  • Promote fundamental and applied research into instrumentation.

  • Gain improved understanding of advancements in instrumentations.

  • Promote interest in the subject amongst early career researchers and students.

  • Provide an international platform for people involved in geo-instrumentation and field measurements: Researcher, practitioners, manufacturers and service providers.


  • Slope stability.

  • Civil tunnelling.

  • Underground space.

  • Dam safety.

  • Foundation.

  • Water flow and monitoring.

  • Emerging technology.

  • Case studies and field experiments.

  • Environmental monitoring.

  • Smart Infrastructure and Construction monitoring.

  • Remote system.

  • Project.

  • Human factors in geo-instrumentation.

  • Deep water

  • Physical modeling