Program at a glance

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Morning The 1st day of workshops, July 16, was rescheduled to be presented on July 17: Workshop on Beyond Data Visualization – Data Analysis. 17th Tuesday afternoon. WORKSHOP #2 – Practical aspects of field instrumentation
9h00 – 12h00.
OPPENING LECTURE – The development of Field Measurements in Geo Mechanics
Case histories from the FMGM Timeline and NGI archives
9h30 – 10h30
TECHNICAL SESSION – Slope Stability, Dam Safety and Civil Tunneling
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0h45 – 12h30
SPECIAL LECTURE – Key components of an Effective Performance Monitoring Program
8h30 – 09h30.
SPECIAL SESSION – The Role of Field Measurements on Dam Safety
09h45 – 12h30
SPECIAL SESSION – Integrating field measurements and insurance.
Insurance timeline. Acceptable risk processes. Regulations issues.

8h30 – 11h00.
TECHNICAL SESSION – Case studies and field experiments
11h15 – 13h00
Afternoon WORKSHOP #3 – Beyond data visualization – Data Analysis
14h00 – 18h00.
SPECIAL SESSION – Human Factor in Geo-Instrumentation
14h00 – 16h00.
TECHNICAL SESSION – Remote System, Emerging technology and Environmental monitoring
16h15 – 18h30
SPECIAL SESSION – Civil tunneling: instrumentation and quality assurance
14h00 – 16h30.
KEY NOTE LECTURE  – Smart Geotechnical Asset Management: the key role of monitoring
16h45-18h30
SPECIAL SESSION – Development of international standards for geotechnical monitoring under ISO and CEN
14h00 – 16h00
TECHNICAL SESSION – Case studies and field experiments
16h15 – 18h30
The 1st day of workshops, July 16, was rescheduled to be presented on July 17.
Workshop on Beyond Data Visualization – Data Analysis. 17th Tuesday afternoon.
WORKSHOP #2 – Practical aspects of field instrumentation
9h00 – 12h00.

KEY SPEAKERS
The role of field performance measurements in risk assessment, control of natural geo-hazards and in the design, construction and operation of engineered facilities, has become a fundamental issue in today’s engineering practice, reinforcing the need for well implemented monitoring programs. In an attempt to address this growing need, the organizers of FMGM 2018 are holding a ½ day workshop on July 17th, the day before the symposium, for those interested in learning more about the practical aspects related to field instrumentation.

The workshop will focus on things to consider when:

  • Planning an instrumentation program (Andrea Zattoni, CESI, Italy)
  • Selecting, installing and troubleshooting

Piezometers (Tony Simmonds, Geokon Inc., USA)
Pressure cells (Giorgio Pezzetti, SMAK s.a.s., Italy)
Extensometers (Daniel Naterop, Sisgeo, Switzerland)
Inclinometers (Andrew Ridley, Geo-Observations Ltd., UK)

  • Designing automatic data acquisition systems (Brent Randall, Campbell Scientific Inc., USA)
  • Analyzing data (including sources of error) (Allen Marr, Geocomp, USA)
  • Integrating classical geotechnical measurements with remote sense techniques (Paolo Mazzanti, NHAZCA, Italy)

The workshop will be presented by a team of recognized instrumentation specialists from around the world. It is designed to appeal to those wishing to increase their knowledge with respect to the practical aspects to be considered when designing and implementing optimal geotechnical instrumentation programs of any kind and magnitude.

 

WORKSHOP #3 – Beyond data visualization – Data Analysis
14h00 – 18h00.

Topic:
New Trends in Data Visualization and Analytics

Presented by:
Dr Paolo Farina, Department of Earth Sciences, Università degli Studi di Firenze; Geoapp s.r.l., Academic spin off of the University of Florence
Alex Neuwirt, Canary Systems, Inc.

Abstract:
In recent years, the types and quantities of data that are available to help clients understand their operational and safety risks have increased tremendously. It was not that long ago that automated monitoring consisted of one or two types of instrumentation such as piezometers or inclinometers. Now data may be provided by automated total stations, TDR, differential GPS, ground based radar, satellite InSAR, laser scanners, vibration/seismic recorders, environmental sensors such as rainfall or air quality, among others. This has required improving data storage systems, improving the visualization of the data and the development of near real-time analytics to understand what the data mean. Numerous vendors have been able to provide these capabilities in their platforms leading to significant improvements in the value of the information being collected and ultimately significant improvements in the client’s ability to exploit more of the data to more effectively manage the risks they are exposed to. This workshop will present an overview of the advantages and challenges of data integration, a general discussion of the types of interfaces available, the use of near real-time data analytics to support the data interpretation thus providing more meaning to the data and allowing to forecast their future trends.

Outline:

Integration of Data
Advantages/Challenges of Integration

General discussion of geo-spatial interfaces. 2D and 3D Interfaces

Understanding Data (Analytics)

General discussion of the importance of data analytics for data interpretation and data forecasting
Example: Rainfall data for the setup of early warning systems for shallow landslide prediction
Example: Micro-seismic activity forecasting
Example: Slope stability data interpretation and forecasting

Future Enhancements

Integration of new data sources
More advanced analytics for slope instabilities including volume estimation, run-out estimation, time of failure forecast, etc.
Use of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify more complex correlations.

Wireless Remote Condition Monitoring
Aidan Laimbeer / Arnaud Lancon/Graham Smith, Senceive Ltd.

Some wireless monitoring systems providers have now been firmly established over a decade, providing proven, robust and durable solutions for a full range of structural and geo-technical monitoring requirements. With long battery life of 10+ years and a wide variety of supported sensors, comprehensive monitoring and analysis solutions can be simply and quickly deployed.

Three case studies illustrating the ease, flexibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive wireless monitoring system are presented.

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is the largest Australian Government funding commitment to a single road project in Queensland’s history. One of the main engineering features of the project is an 800m long bridge that will negotiate the steep terrain of the range. The Senceive system was used to monitor the Brisbane-Toowoomba Railway track bed, earthworks and retaining walls for its surroundings during early earthwork, piling and blasting activity to provide comfort that trains could continue operating whilst major works took place nearby.

Storm Eva caused cracks appeared on the carriageway of the historic Grade II listed Linton Bridge and there was significant bridge deck settlement of up to 200mm due to scouring at the footings caused by river flooding. The bridge was closed for over 9 months to road and foot traffic. Due to safety issues and cost, it was difficult to find a way to continuously and effectively monitor the movement of the bridge manually. Wireless sensors were installed within three hours on each parapet wall and monitored settlement on the bridge remotely using solar powered gateways, to sub 1mm resolution. Continued settlement was seen, and major remedial works carried out and it has now re-opened.

Just outside London, on the busy “commuter belt” rail lines, an unstable railway embankment was being monitored with a combination of high precision tri-axial tilt sensors, complemented with mains power free, wireless cameras that can provide triggered images, activated by the tilt sensors, to show if material has fallen on the track. If necessary, “flight controllers” might stop or slow trains. In this case, a significant landslip was indeed detected by the sensors, and its progress was recorded by the cameras providing a clear visualization of the slip. But by using the cameras, no engineer or surveyor needed to visit site, as it was not deemed serious enough and the rapid decision was taken to not stop trains.

OPPENING LECTURE – The development of Field Measurements in Geo Mechanics
Case histories from the FMGM Timeline and NGI archives

9h30 – 10h30

Elmo di Biaggio / Per Sparrevik – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo.

TECHNICAL SESSION – Slope Stability, Dam Safety and Civil Tunneling
10h45 – 12h30

Transport Infrastructure Geohazard Risk Monitoring with Optical Fiber Distributed Sensors: Experience with Andean and Arctic Pipelines, Ravet, F. Omnisens do Brasil, Brazil.

Analysis of a Stabilized Slope During Critical Pluviometric Events Through Field Geotechnical Instrumentation Data, De Matos, K. S.;  Silva, F. M. A.; Acevedo, A. M. G.; Faro, V. P.;  Sestrem, L. P.;  Kormann, A. C. M, Universdade Federal do Paraná.

The 2015 Scillato Landslide (Sicily, Italy): deformational behavior inferred from Satellite & Terrestrial SAR Interferometry, Moretto, S.; Bozzano, F.; Brunetti, A.; Della, S. M.; Majetta, S.; Massanti, P.; Rocca, A.; Valiente, M, NHAZCA, Italy.

Monitoring and Forecasting of saddle dams and main dam on Bhadra reservoir (India), Taccari, M. L, Pasqualini, M, Deltares, Netherlands.

Instrumentation and Geotechnical Monitoring using VSPECT @ technology for the analysis of vibration sensor data, Barreto, F. R. C., Campbell Scientifi do Brasil, Brazil.

Interpretation of Tunnel Instrumentation for Safety Management Plan Deflagration, Rissoli, A, L, C,; A, P, De Assis, A, L, C, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil.

Deep Displacements Measured With a Robotized Inclinometer System, Alassia, P,  Lollino, G,  Godone, D, Giordan, D, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection of Italian National Research Council, Italy.

SPECIAL SESSION – Human Factor in Geo-Instrumentation
14h00 – 16h30.

Main Speaker Giogio Pezzetti. (SMAK s.a.s.), Fernando Junqueira (Golder)

TECHNICAL SESSION – Remote System, Emerging technology and Environmental monitoring
16h15 – 18h30

A Monitoring System For Landslides and Geotechnical Works Using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Models, Bressani, L. A.; Simões, E. B.; Ogura, A. T.; Boesing, I. J, Universdade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Satellite SAR Interferometry for geohazard and infrastructures monitoring, Antonielli, B.; Bozzano, F.; Mazzanti, P.; Moretto, S.; Rocca, A, NHAZCA, Italy.

Deployment Of Large-area Radio-enabled Geotechnical Monitoring Systems In Northern Mines, Le Borgne, V.; Cosentino, A.; Bréhé, J-M, Thivierge, S-E, GKM Consultants, Canada.

Preliminary Design and Monitoring Plan of Soil Cover Field Trials for Closure of a Waste Rock Pile in Southeastern Brazil, Carneiro, I. P.; Guerzoni, H.; Junqueira, F.; Ribeiro, V. Q.; Braghini, F.; Filho, S.; Araújo, T.; Bissacot, T,  Golder Associates Brasil, Golder Associater Canadá, Nexa Ressources, Brazil-Canada.

A Case Study of Instrumentation & Monitoring Program in an Iconic Mixed Use Development Project, Gujrad, A.; Mehrotra, P, Encardio-rite Group, India.

DMS® 3D PLUS: a new automatic in-place instrument for geotechnical multiparametric monitoring, Foglino, S.; L. Foglino, V. Foglino, M. Lovisolo, C.S.G. Srl, Italy.

SPECIAL LECTURE – Key components of an Effective Performance Monitoring Program
08h30 – 09h30

Allen W Marr, GEOCOMP-USA.

SPECIAL SESSION – The Role of Field Measurements on Dam Safety
09h45 – 12h30

KEY SPEAKERS:
Tony Simmonds- GEOKON. (Chairman)
Andrea Zattoni – CESI.
Carlos Henrique Medeiros- CBDB.
Dimilson Pinto Coelho- ITAIPU.
Joaquim Pimenta de Avila- PIMENTA DE ÁVILA
João Francisco da Silveira- Consultor.
Alberto Ortigão- TERRATEK.
Manuel Freitas – HYDROGEOENG.

 

SPECIAL SESSION – Civil tunneling: instrumentation and quality assurance.
14h00 – 16h30.

  1. José Adelmar de Mello Franco (Consultor): MODERN TECHNIQUES OF TUNNEL MONITORING AND DATA INTERPRETATION
  2. Renato Luis da Gama e Silva e Emerson Lopes de Carvalho (Latina): TUNNELS INSTRUMENTATION AND MONITORING: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND AUTOMATIZATION
  3. Fernando Leyser Gonçalves (Andrade Gutierrez) e Marco Aurélio Abreu Peixoto da Silva: MONITORING OF UNDERGROUND WORKS FOR LINE 5 OF THE SÃO PAULO METRO.
  4. Vinícius da Mota Wedekin – Bureau. : FIELD MONITORING INTERPRETATION OF URBAN TUNNELS IN SOFT GROUND.
  5. T. Weinmann-Geocomp-USA : Yield Point Multi-Position Borehole Extensometer for tunneling Monitoring.

KEY NOTE LECTURE  – Smart Geotechnical Asset Management: the key role of monitoring
16h45 – 17h30

Paolo Mazzanti- NHAZCA S.r.l. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

SPECIAL SESSION – Integrating field measurements and insurance.
Insurance timeline. Acceptable risk processes. Regulations issues.

8h30 – 11h00

KEY SPEAKERS:
Sandro Sandroni- Consultor (Chairman)
Daniel Zaltman (Underwriter,IRB Instituto de Resseguros Brasil)
Ignacio Becerra Uria (Broker, MarketSeg Seguros)
Marcio de Souza Santos (Risk Engineer, Odebrecht Corretora de Seguros)
Rafael Moreno Junior (Risk Engineer, Zurich Insurance)
Tiago Ern (Risk Engineer, AIG American International Group)

TECHNICAL SESSION – Case studies and field experiments
11h15 – 13h00

Horizontal Inclinometer with Fiber-Optic Applied in Embankment Construction over Soft Soil at Rodrigo de Freitas LagoonRJ, Mello, M. A.; Marques, M. E. S.; Aragão L. A. C. M, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Brazil.

Maximum Shear Modulus by In-situ Tests and its use for Site Characterization of a Tropical Soil, Dos Santos, R. A.; Rocha, B. P.; Giacheti, H. L, Universidade Estadual de Sāo Paulo and Universidade de Sāo Paulo, Brazil.

Landslide In A Rockfill Breakwater During Construction In The Coast Of Sergipe, Sandroni, S.;  Lacerda, W.; Tassi, M, PUC-Rio, COPPE, IME, Brazil.

A Static Pile Load Test on a Bored Pile Instrumented with Distributed Fibre Optic Sensors, Kania, J.; Sorensen, K. K, Aaehus University, Denmark.

Performace of Vibraton wire piezômeters in very low permaeble clay, Simonsen, T. R.; Sorensen K. K, Aaehus University, Denmark.

Detection of Cavities in Karst Subsoil Affecting Civil Engineering Structures by Means of Geophysical Measurements, Kauther, R.; Cornelia, W, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Germany.

Reference Pressure Cell, An Effective Solution for a Challenging Matter in Soil Mechanics, Karimi, F.; Schneider-Glötzl, J, Glorzl GmbH, Germany.

SPECIAL SESSION – Development of international standards for geotechnical monitoring under ISO and CEN
14h00 – 16h00

KEY SPEAKERS:
Walter Steiner – Switzerland
Alessander Korman. ABMS – Brazil
Cesar Pasten and Roberto Gesche – Chile
Alicia Alpízar – Costa Rica
Jose Pavón – Paraguay
Alvaro Boiero and Heriberto Echezuria – Venezuela
Andrew Ridley –United Kingdom

TECHNICAL SESSION – Case studies and field experiments
16h15 – 18h30

Investigation and Evaluation of surface settlement induced by tunneling in critical area Tehran metro line 6, Yazarlo, H.; Zohrabi, M.; Mahbob, R.; Khorasani, E, AHAB Co.Affiliation, Iran.

Managing the effects of undrained displacements induced by piles driven in soft lacustrine clay, Steiner, W.; Keller, B.; Ehrler, M.; Egli, R, B+S AG, Keller + Lorenz AG, Kost  + Partner AG, Switzerland.

Dynamic structural characterization and monitoring of the Basilica di Massenzio – Rome, Moretti. S.; Distante, V.; Pezzeti, G.: Romani, E.; Mammone, I. SMAK, Italy.

Rome Metro Line Monitoring System: the C Line experience, Moretti. S.; Pezzeti, G.: Romani, E.; Mammone,     I, SMAK, Italy.

Measurements and analysis of vibrations generated by the blasting in the excavation of a tunnel in the city of Santiago, Chile, Lagos, L. G.; Olguín, R.; Ochoa, F, IDIEM, University of Chile, Chile.