1st FMGM – Zurich, Switzerland 1983

 Topics and number of papers presented

  • Fundamentals of field instrumentation   28
  • Piles and diaphragm walls   20
  • Slopes in soil and rock   14
  • Foundations of large dams   17
  • Underground openings   28
  • Radioactive waste disposal     12

2nd FMGM – Kobe, Japan 1987

Topics and number of papers presented

  • Fundamentals   31
  • Dams and foundations of structures   12
  • Soil and rock slopes   11
  • Underground openings   31
  • Waste disposal problems   9
  • Interpretation of field measurement results   24

3rd FMGM – Oslo, Norway 1991

Topics and number of papers presented

  • Instruments and measurement techniques   34
  • Data acquisition, processing and Interpretation   14
  • Use of field measurements as an aid in problem solving   47

4th FMGM – Bergamo, Italy 1995

 Topics and number of papers presented

  • Use of instrumentation and monitoring systems to resolve problems associated with the design, construction and management of large scale civil projects in geomechanics 26
  • Problems related to the use of instrumentation and monitoring systems 20
  • New technologies   16

5th FMGM – Singapore 1999

 Topics and number of papers presented

  • Special lectures    4
  • New technologies and development in field measurements   10
  • Management of instrumentation in geomechanics   9
  • Deep and shallow foundations  8
  • Deep excavations and retaining structures  20
  • Dams, soil and rock slopes  11
  • Tunnelling and underground openings  12
  • Land reclamation, soil improvement, geo-environmental and geosynthetics works  10
  • Field tests to determine soil and rock properties  13

6th FMGM – Oslo, Norway 2003

 Topics and number of papers presented

  • Invited / theme lectures  2
  • Case histories    53
  • Measurement technology   42
  • Planning, administration and quality assurance   10

Invited lectures:

  • Ralph B. Peck: The power of observation
  • Tor Inge Tjelta: The role of instrumentation in the development of offshore oil fields

Workshops:

  • W-1: Instrumentation and testing for nuclear waste repositories
  • W-2: Instrumentation of combined pile-raft foundations
  • W-3: Subsea technology

7th FMGM – Boston, USA 2007

Topics and number of papers presented

  • Invited / theme lectures  4
  • Case studies    57
  • State of the art and future trends    44
  • The business side of instrumentation   3

Invited / theme lectures:

  • A. Fassò & G. Pezzetti: Statistical methods for monitoring data analysis
  • C. F. Leung & S. A. Tan: Successes and failures of instrumentation programs in major construction projects in Singapore
  • R. J. Finno: Use of monitoring data to update performance predictions of supported excavations
  • W. A. Marr: Why monitor performance?

Workshops:

  • W-1:  Geotechnical instrumentation to measure performance
  • W-2: Inclinometers
  • W-3:  Innovation in instrumentation, installation and data acquisition

8th FMGM – Berlin, Germany 2011

Topics 

  • Field instrumentation and the “Observational Method”
    – Eurocode 7 / EN 1997-1; requirements, deficiencies, adjustments.
    –  Requirements and examples of a geotechnical monitoring programme
    –  In situ testing for derived, characteristic and design parameter values
  • New and emerging technologies
    – Fiber optic sensors; robotic total stations; GPS / GNNS
    –  MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems)
    –  web-base monitoring
    –  wireless sensor networks

Case studies

  • off-shore wind farms
  • geothermal projects
  • dams and embankments
  • foundations
  • slopes

9th FMGM – Sidney, Australia 2015

Topics 

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Surface Mining
  • Mechanics
  • Underground Mining
  • Civil Tunnelling
  • Slope Stability
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Coal Seam Gas
  • Mine Closure fields