Geomechanics Colloquium 2016

The Austrian Society for Geomechanics cordially invites you to the 65th Geomechanics Colloquium which is held in Salzburg at the congress center "Salzburg Congress" on October 13th and 14th, 2016.

The Session Topics are:

  • Geothermal energy - chances and risks
  • TBM - expectations and reality
  • Geomechanical aspects in mining (surface and underground mining)
  • Large projects in Austria

Prior to the Colloquium, the 10th Austrian Tunnel Day with following topics is scheduled on October 12th, 2016:

  • Challenges of large construction sites
  • Construction related focus on risk

Conference Language
The conference languages at the Tunnel Day and the Geomechanics Colloquium will be German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the congress center "Salzburg Congress" (Auerspergstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg, entrance Mirabellgarten), located in the center of the city. Salzburg is famous for its marvellous historical city center and the cultural activities.

Technical Exhibition
The conference is accompanied by a technical exhibition from 12th to 14th of October. For availability of exhibition space please contact the secretariat of the Austria Society for Geomechanics.

Field trip
A field trip to the Brenner Base Tunnel will be organized for Saturday, October 15th.

Program for Accompanying Persons
We will offer a pleasant and interesting seightseeing-program for accompanying persons on Thursday, October 13th.

Advertising possibilities

Please contact the secretariate of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics for information about the advertising possibilities.



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Beside the Journal Geomechanics and Tunnelling the Austrian Society for Geomechanics offers a selection of Books and Guidelines.

Further information

63rd Geomechanics Colloquium
9th Austrian Tunnel Day