Shotcrete for Underground Support XIV

An ECI Conference Series

State of the art technologies and new developments in Rock Engineering, Tunneling, Underground Space and Deep Excavation

November 17-20, 2019
Nong Nooch Gardens
Pattaya, Thailand

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About This Conference

The 14th International Conference on Shotcrete for Underground Support (ECI SUS XIV) will be held in Nong Nooch Gardens – Pattaya, Thailand from November 17-20, 2019.

This event is co-organized by Engineering Conferences International (ECI) and the Thailand Underground and Tunnelling Group (TUTG) of the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) under His Majesty the King’s Patronage.

ECI SUS XIV aims to pool the consolidated knowledge and experiences from engineers, researchers and project managers from across the world in order to share and update state-of-the-art technology and best practices in rock engineering, rock support methods, TBM tunneling and deep excavation.


  • Modern technologies for rock exploration and site investigation
  • The use of state of the art laser systems for scanning of tunnel excavation & tunnel lining as well as 3 dimensional modelling of geological conditions
  • Technical and logistic improvements for rock tunneling and rock blasting
  • Shotcrete technologies for hard rock and soft ground tunneling as well as subsea tunnels
  • State of the art of mechanized tunneling using TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) technologies in challenging ground conditions
  • New developments in TBM tunnelling, deep excavation and other underground technologies
  • State of the art application methods & equipment for shotcrete installation
  • Laboratory testing and on-site quality control
  • Structural design of shotcrete lining using multi-layer shotcrete
  • Application of Eurocode design standards in tunneling
  • State of the art design and new developments using fiber reinforced shotcrete
  • Numerical simulation of tunnel support with shotcrete
  • Mechanical properties of shotcrete installation under elevated temperature and in corrosive environments
  • Ground water control and grouting for tunnels designed with shotcrete lining
  • Interaction between shotcrete lining and different types of sealing systems
  • Rehabilitation and reinforcement of existing shotcrete lining and tunnel repair
  • The use of shotcrete for tunnel lining in conjunction with additional ground stabilization technologies
  • Shotcrete for slope stabilization and other shotcrete applications
  • Project case studies
  • Practical demonstrations of shotcrete application

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Conference Organization

Conference Chair:  

Dr-Ing Matthias Beisler, ILF Consulting Engineers Asia, Ltd.

Mr. Preedee Ngamsantikul, Thailand Underground and Tunneling Group  (TUTG)

Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Herbert Klapperich, TU Freiberg, Germany

Abstract Submission

Key Dates

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:              June 1, 2019

Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:         June 30, 2019

Notice of acceptance of abstract:                                  June 15, 2019     

Registrations opens:                                                       July 1, 2019       

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted above.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.  Please indicate  whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically a

Please prepared your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

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Conference Venue

Nongnooch Garden

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Conference Fees and Registration

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Conference Fees

The following are the current estimates of the conference fees. These estimates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations or changes to the anticipated conference program.

All conference fees will be inclusive. They will include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights), and all meals from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Wednesday. The hotel will bill Incidental fees (faxes, laundry, etc.) to your personal account.

The conference fee estimates are:

Participant (single occupancy) US $1,520.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,360.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) US $945.00

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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