This edited book contain 155 technical papers with contributors from all over the world, a good number of whom hail from outside Southeast Asia. There are papers covering complex foundation issues such as the effects of tunnel excavation or deep basement excavation on adjacent piled foundations supporting existing buildings. It is also heartening to see the emergence of new topics. The conference has one session on geotechnical reliability, which is a relatively new field hosted by TC304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management. There is also a session on transportation geotechnics hosted by TC202. Last but not least, the Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology Singapore has co-organized a session on rock mechanics and geology. This is an important topic in many countries, including Singapore, which is presently exploring the use of underground space for various purposes.
The Editors hope that geotechnical engineers and researchers will find the technical papers in this edited book useful and noteworthy.
Readership: Civil engineers, scientists, researchers, graduates and post-graduates in geotechnical engineering. Also, it will be a useful source of reference to geotechnical engineers and professionals.
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