Deep Foundations (TC212)

Deep Foundations (TC212)

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Technical Committee

TC Chair: Alessandro Mandolini

Host Member Society: Italy


Short name: Deep Foundations (TC212)


(Last Updated: 2nd February 2018)



International Foundations Congress & Equipment Expo

DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement

DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

ECSMGE 2019 – XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering



Task Force 1: Bolivian Experimental Site for Testing piles (BEST)

TC212 organized an experimental site for testing piles where different pile types are installed and then tested under different loading conditions. The Bolivian Experimental Site for Testing Piles (B.E.S.T.) is situated 24 kilometers North-east of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The purpose of the study was to provide results from full-scale loading tests on piles and a pile group. Results and interpretation were illustrated at the 3rd Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundations (3° C.F.P.B.) and at the 19th ISSMGE Conference.

Detailed information, including all data of the prediction event, is available on the B.E.S.T. website

The third volume of the proceedings of the 3rd Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundations (3° C.F.P.B.), where results are summarized and commented, are available at

Present composition: Akcakal (Turkey), Albuquerque (Brazil), Basile (UK), Cinicioglu (Turkey), Comodromos (Greece), Higgins (USA), Mandolini (Italy), Moormann (Germany), Terceros (Bolivia)


Task Force 2: Official Documents

Collection of available standards, codes and guidelines in order to evaluate similarities and differences.

Present composition: Brown (USA), Burlon (France), Chang (Taiwan), Cunha (Brazil), Horikoshi (Japan), Jeong (Korea), Lin (Taiwan), Mackiewics (USA), Moormann (Germany), O’Brien (UK)


Task Force 3: First TC212 International Conference

The results of the prediction event (as described in Terms of Reference 1) will be presented during the 1st ISSMGE TC212 International Conference to be held in Bolivia in May 2017. 

A special session will be organized during the next 19th ISSMGE Conference to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from September 17 to 22, 2017. 

Present composition: Albuquerque (Brazil), Fakharian (Iran), Isobe (Japan), Jeong (Korea), Mandolini (Italy), Moon (Korea), Omer (UK), Terceros (Bolivia), Zhang (Hong Kong)


Task Force 4: SOA vs. SOP 

Any efforts will be made to reduce the gap existing between the State-of-the-Art and the State-of-the Practice in the field of Deep Foundations.

Present composition: Basile (UK), Chung (Korea), Cinicioglu (Turkey), Cunha (Brazil), Fakharian (Iran), Gavin (IRL), Higgins (USA), Kos (Czeck and Slovak Republics), Norkus (Austria), O’Brien (UK), Zhang (Hong Kong)

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4th International Conference on Deep Foundations 01/04/2019 12:48 4° C.F.P.B. will take place from the 23rd to 24th of May, 2019, after three previous successful co… 0 N/A
New review and posting system for ISSMGE conferences 12/11/2018 12:14 Dear colleagues of the TC212,   It is already November. I had a time to look back 2018 and … 0 N/A
Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundations (3° C.F.P.B.) Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundations (3° C.F.P.B.) 02/02/2018 17:11 The Proceedings of the 3rd Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundations (3° C.F.P.B.) are… 0 N/A
TC212 workshop proceedings @ 19th ICSMGE Seoul, Korea 28/11/2017 15:23 TC212 workshop proceedings at 19th ICSMGE Seoul, Korea is uploaded. I apologize for the lateness of the upload. Pr… 0 N/A
TC 212 Report 04/05/2017 17:21 The 3rd Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundation and 1st TC212 International Conference has t… 0 N/A
Meeting the Challenges of Foundation Design for Tall Buildings 29/07/2013 20:03 ISSMGE has posted on its website a recorded webinar by Professor Harry Poulos on the topic "Meeting the Challenges of Fo… 0 N/A
Pile Driving Analysis 06/02/2013 20:13 ISSMGE has posted on its website a recorded webinar by Frank Rausche on the topic "Pile Driving Analysis" which is avail… 0 N/A
Abstract for ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories (IJGCH), Special Issue hosted by TC 212 - Deep Foundations 05/02/2013 19:39 Dear Colleagues, ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 212 - Deep Foundations is planning to bring out a Special Issue of the IS… 0 N/A
Meeting of Members of TC 212 - Deep Foundations at IS-Kanazawa 2012, Japan on 19th September, 2012 25/06/2012 17:14 Dear Members of ISSMGE TC 212 Deep Foundations, First official meeting of members of TC 212 in the present committ… 0 N/A
Proceedings of International Conference on Deep Foundations-CPRF and Energy Piles, 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, Darmstadt Geotechnics No. 18 05/02/2012 22:20 Dear All, Hopefully by now All Official members of TC 212 have already received the Proceedings of International Conf… 0 N/A

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