4° C.F.P.B. will take place from the 23rd to 24th of May, 2019, after three previous successful conferences held in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
The conference – organized in cooperation with ISSMGE Technical Committee TC212, “Deep Foundations” - is organized by INCOTEC S.A. in association with the Society of Engineers of Bolivia and the Bolivian Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
The conference will be held at the Marriot Hotel in Santa Cruz – Bolivia, followed by four short courses on the 25th about topics related to the design and execution of deep foundations. These courses will take place in the UPSA Campus (Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz), the main private university of the city.
The themes of the conference are: Large pile groups and urban excavations, including the State of the art, experiences and design criteria. The focus is on the presentation and discussion of the state-of-practice and new developments in the area of these two topics. We will also have conferences given by guest speakers who are leading international experts in their fields. Particular emphasis will be on the discussion and exchange of practical experience and the application of research results in practice. An exhibition including field demonstrations will be arranged with the participation of leading manufacturers of foundation equipment and machines.