Newsletter November 2017

Toward transportation asset management: what is the role of geotechnical monitoring?

"Geotechnical Assets (i.e. bridges, tunnels, embankments, cut and natural slopes/cliffs, foundations, etc.) play a key role in the efficiency of transportation corridors. The Asset Management should be a systematic approach of maintaining, upgrading and operating physical assets cost effectively."
In a recently published paper by Paolo Mazzanti in the "Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring", the key-aspects of this strategic issue are addressed, including the contribution of the Remote Sensing monitoring techniques to support the decision makers in the selection of suitable risk management strategies.

Have a look at the paper here.

Click here to download the published version of the paper!

5th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring: new website online!

NHAZCA is pleased to announce that the 5th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring will be held in Rome on 22 - 25 May 2018!

Find out more on the new website!

Register Now!

Share your experience during the participants' sessions, by submitting your abstract within the 28th February 2018!

The Abstract Sessions will be:
1) New Trends (presentation of an innovative technology)
2) Case Histories (case studies description)


Please send the title, an abstract of max 250 words and the name of the speaker.
Any doubts? Do not hesitate to contact us at

Do you want to be PARTNER of the Course? Call for partners is open!

Anthropic Cavities & Sinkholes: Monitoring and Hazard Assessment

Anthropic cavities are of great interest for both private and public authorities, able to generate risk conditions related to subsidence phenomena and sudden collapses. The monitoring of such phenomena can be an effective solution for hazard assessment and risk management. In particular, Satellite SAR Interferometry has proven to be an operational tool for the monitoring of anthropic cavities at city scale.

Do not miss our presentation about "Geological asset and criteria for monitoring the evolution of cavities in the eastern part of Rome" at the "Ipogei" Conference (Rome, 1st December 2017), a project carried out thanks to the joint efforts of NHAZCA and the Department of Earth Sciences (Sapienza - University of Rome).

5th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring

Master Classes

ROME | 21st May 2018

The Master Classes are planned on 21st May 2018, the day before the official beginning of the 5th IcGSM.

These short courses will offer a practical know-how about the most common monitoring systems: inclinometers, piezometers, extensometers, total stations, terrestrial RADAR, vibration monitoring).


Field Trip

ROME | 25th May 2018

A fascinating Field Trip on geotechnical and structural monitoring will take place on the 25th of May 2018 in a large infrastructure project involving the Roman Forum!


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