The 3rd Bolivian International Conference on Deep Foundation and 1st TC212
International Conference were held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia from
April 27 through 29, 2017.

During the first two days of the conference, speakers of international repute from Argentina,
Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, USA presented
papers on specific topics, covering many aspects of deep foundations and ground improvement.
During the third day, the results of extensive field investigations at the B.E.S.T. site and preliminary
results of the pile prediction event were presented.

The conference was attended by about 250 participants primarily from the South American region
as well as
participants from Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

                                         Conference Organizing Committee

         K. Rainer Massarsch - Mario H. Terceros - Alessandro Mandolini and Bengt H. Fellenius.

The Conference has been organized by INCOTEC SA Bolivia in association with the Society of Engineers of Bolivia, the Bolivian Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Chamber of Construction of Santa Cruz.

                  Three generations of Incotec: the Terceros Family

       Mario Terceros Banzer    Mario Terceros Herrera   Mario Terceros Arce and Diego Terceros Arce

The beautiful city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, lies in the southern part of the Amazonas and its population is known for its generous hospitality. The technical and social program provides a unique opportunity for exchange of ideas and experience between those active in geotechnical and foundation engineering. Founded in 1561, Santa Cruz is the fastest growing city in Bolivia and the 15th worldwide . Typically doubles its population every 10 to 12 years. Now, with more than 2.000.000 inhabitants, is the economical center of Bolivia.

30 C.F.P.B. which took place from 27 to 29 April, 2017 and follows two successful conferences, held in 2013 and 2015, respectively. The conference - arranged in cooperation with ISSMGE Technical Committee TC212, “Deep Foundations” - is organized by INCOTEC SA in association with the Society of Engineers of Bolivia, the Bolivian Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Chamber of Construction of Santa Cruz. The conference will be held at the UPSA Campus (Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz), the main private university of the city.

The theme of the conference is: Design, execution, monitoring and interpretation of deep foundation methods. Focus is on the presentation and discussion of the state-of-practice and new developments in the area of deep foundations. Invited lectures will be given by leading international experts in their field. Particular emphasis will be on the discussion and exchange of practical experience and the application of research results in practice

A highlight of the conference is the presentation of the results of loading tests on single piles and a pile group from the Bolivian Experimental Site for Testing Piles (B.E.S.T.)., where more than 12 different technologies of piles will be installed, tested and monitored. Even a full scale piled raft will be tested

An exhibition including field demonstrations will be arranged with the participation of leading manufacturers of foundation equipment and machines.

Prior to the conference, short courses will be held on topics related to the design and execution of deep Foundations.


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