WELCOME to the VIII South American Congress on Rocks Mechanics

November 15 to 18, 2015

SAIG, the Argentinean Society of Geotechnical Engineering is pleased to be the host the VIII South American Congress on Rock Mechanics (SCRM) to be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 15 to 18 November 2015.

The VIII SCRM is a Regional Symposium for South America of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM). Previous congress have been held in Colombia (1982, 2006), Brazil (1986, 1998), Venezuela (1990), Chile (1994) and Peru (2010). After having traveled much of the continent is the first time that this congress takes place in Argentina.

On this occasion, Buenos Aires-2015 will coincide with three important events to the geo-professionals. In parallel, organizes the 15th Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the 6th International Symposium on Characteristics of Deformation of Soils (IS-BA2015) and XXII Argentinean Congress of Geotechnical Engineering (CAMSIG XXII).

This synergy will bring together international experts, researchers, academics, professionals and geoengineering companies in a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current and future practices in the areas of soil mechanics, rock mechanics; and its applications in civil environmental engineering, and mining.

Buenos Aires is a charming metropolis where history and modernity come together. It has a vast cultural and tourist life. Thus, museums and cultural events are combined with an eclectic cuisine and a variety of nightly shows where tango music and lyrics have great development.

Buenos Aires 2015 will be held at the Hilton Hotel, in one of the most fashionable and exclusive areas of the city with access to all major tourist attractions and very good communication with domestic and international airports.

Our goal and commitment is to produce a meeting that strengthens the connection between academics and practitioners from North and South America.

We hope to see you in Buenos Aires 2015 to celebrate together this great event for our profession.

Prof. Alejo O. Sfriso
President
VIII CSMR Buenos Aires 2015
Prof. Ricardo J. Rocca
General Secretary
VIII CSMR Buenos Aires 2015

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