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Conference Topics

  • Mega projects
  • Computational geotechnics
  • Foundations (shallow and deep)
  • Earth retaining structures
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Embankments, dams, and slopes
  • Engineering geology and rock mechanics
  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Geosynthetics
  • Soil and rock properties, characterization, and modeling
  • Underground engineering
  • Ground improvement and grouting
  • Unsaturated soils and soil erosion
  • Geophysical engineering
  • Pavement engineering
  • Sustainability in geotechnics
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Design/build, PPP, contracting, and geo-practice
  • Geotechnical engineering education
  • Forensic geotechnical engineering


Abstracts without all the details requested below may not be considered:

  • Abstracts must be between 300 to 500 words.
  • Abstracts must identify the name of the topic to which the paper is being submitted.
  • Abstracts must include the full formal names, credentials, affiliations and email addresses for all authors.
  • The corresponding author must be the author uploads the abstract and presents the final paper.
  • Abstracts (and all details requested above) must be uploaded to the online CATALYST Paper Submission System.
  • Abstracts are due by
Swann Memorial Fountain, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Official Congress Venue

Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Official Congress Hotel

1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

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