ICGI Welcome Message Luxor 1-3 December 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The Technical Committee of Ground Improvement (TC 211 – ISSMGE) under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and The Egyptian Geotechnical Society (EGS) will be hosting the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GROUND IMPROVEMENT AND GROUND CONTROL (ICGI2019): INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL HAZARDS MITIGATION. The Conference is also supported by the ASCE Geo-Institute, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and the University of Tanta.

The International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI2019) is the premier event on the ground improvement and geomechanics, and was established in 2009 to promote research in these rapidly evolving areas of mechanics and techniques, and serve as a forum to discuss the latest findings/developments and exchange new ideas. The first in the series of ICGI was held in Singapore in 2009; the second conference was held in Wollongong (Australia) in 2012 and the third conference was held in Hangzhou (China) from 27th – 29th Oct. 2017. The fourth ICGI is to be held in Luxor (Egypt) from 1st – 3rd December 2019.

In Egypt, the rapid economic booming has stimulated the development of infrastructure, which calls for ground improvement as large construction projects must encompass soft and weak ground throughout Egypt.
Numerous Keynote Lectures, State of the Art presentations, Heritage Lecture, Theme Lectures and other Technical Papers will contribute to three days of scientific and technical discourse followed by a very attractive Nile Cruise Program encompassing the unique and scenic heritage history of Pharonic Egypt between Luxor and Aswan.

The Conference will be aimed at promoting the latest ground improvement concepts and applications predominantly in the fields of the Infrastructure Development and Natural Hazards Mitigation. Following the earlier successful conferences in Singapore, Australia and China, this Conference will act as a platform for disseminating the most recent research developments and field advances to the geotechnical community around the globe. It is expected to be the biggest Ground Improvement conference to be held in this region.

We are looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you all to Egypt.



Prof. Mohamed A. Sakr

Conference Chairman


Prof. Buddhima Indraratna

Conference Vice-Chairman



Prof. Mohamed A. Bahr

Conference General Secretary