WELCOME to the XV Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

November 15 to 18, 2015

The Argentinian Geotechnical Engineering Society (SAIG) is pleased to announce that it will be the host of the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), to be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 15th to 18th November 2015 .

From the first Pan-American Conference in Mexico in 1959 , the Pan-American Conferences have been held every four years in different countries of the Americas: Brazil 1963, Venezuela 1967 , 1971 Puerto Rico, Argentina 1975 , 1979 Peru , 1983 Canada, 1987 Colombia , Chile 1991 , Mexico 1995 , Brazil 1999 , 2003 USA, 2007 Venezuela , 2011 Canada.

This time, PCSMGE XV – Buenos Aires 2015 will coincide with three important events for geo – professionals: the 8th South American Conference on Rock Mechanics (CSMR), the 6th International Symposium of Deformation Characteristics of Soils (IC- BA2015 ) and the XXII Argentinian Congress of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CAMSIG XXII).

This meeting 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 their applications in civil, mining and environmental engineering, Buenos Aires is a charming city where history and modernity converge. Variety of sights, museums and cultural events are combined with an eclectic cuisine and a great variety of night entertainment.

XV PCSMGE 2015 will be held at the Hilton Hotel in a fashionable and exclusive area of the city with access to all major tourist attractions and good connection with domestic and international airports.

We aim and dream to produce an event that will strengthen the unity between academics and geo- practitioners from the Americas. We hope to see you in Buenos Aires 2015 to celebrate together this great event for our profession.

 Alejo O. Sfriso
XV PCSMGE Buenos Aires 2015
Diego Manzanal
General Secretary
XV PCSMGE Buenos Aires 2015






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