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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Call for Abstracts!     Deadlines:   Oral- June 1, 2019  Poster-  June 30, 2019

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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:                                                       September 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

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, nights), all meals, entertainment, round trip airport transportation and taxes from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Wednesday. The hotel will bill incidental fees (minibar, laundry, etc.) to your personal account.


The conference fees are:

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October 18, 2019

Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $1,420.00 US $1,620.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,275.00 US $1,475.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to US $850.00 US $1,050.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (A guest badge will be issued and this fee includes all conference meals and entertainment) US $275.00 US $275.00

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