International Symposium on

Geotechnical aspects of

Heritage Structures

IIT Madras, Chennai, India, September 16-18, 2019


The preservation of historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilisation. It involves several factors belonging to different fields of engineering and architecture. Therefore it is challenging to find appropriate holistic intervention techniques and standard design approaches. In this regard, the central theme of the symposium revolves around geotechnical aspects of heritage structures focusing on issues ranging from geological and geotechnical challenges in historical sites to geohazard assessment and geotechnical interventions towards rehabilitation.


A three-day Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Heritage Structures (SGHS 2019) is organised by National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structure of IIT Madras (NCSHS-IITM) and IGS-Chennai Chapter in collaboration with IGS-Trichy Chapter and Anna University under the aegis of Technical Committee (TC301) of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

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