Prague Geotechnical Days

International conference with the participation of leading experts in the field of geotechnics from all over the world focuses annually on the latest scientific knowledge and current topics in geotechnics

We have been co-hosting the two-day international conference Prague Geotechnical Days since 1993. The conference annually presents the latest scientific knowledge and current topics in geotechnics. Prague Geotechnical Lecture as well as world specialists’ lectures are the major content of the first conference day with regards to thematic areas of current year. The second conference day is dedicated to workshop, usually under supervision of Prague Geotechnical Lecture author. The Prague Geotechnical Days take place in the historical premises of Czech Academy of Sciences in the Prague city centre and in the Charles University campus. Moreover, the young engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers are awarded by Quido Zaruba Award for the most remarkable projects in engineering geology during the international conference.

Prague Geotechnical Days 2024

13–14 May 2024

Geotechnical Monitoring 



Prague Geotechnical Lectures

Large number of specialists in various fields of geotechnics gave their lectures within already arranged Prague Geotechnical Days ranging from numerical modelling, environmental geotechnics, soil and rock mechanics, water issues in soil, rock and geotechnical constructions, to the special geotechnical assignments such as protection and conservation of historical objects in terms of geotechnics, energy geotechnics, or foundation of high-rise buildings on different substrates or foundation on the seabed.


prof. Yannis F. Dafalias

University of California, Davis; National Technical University of Athens; Institute of Thermomechanics, CAS, Prague

Critical State Constitutive Modeling of Sands within Bounding Surface Plasticity, and Application to Centrifuge Data for Geotechnical Structures under Cyclic Loading


prof. Gioacchino Viggiani

Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Recent Developments in Laboratory Testing of Geomaterials with Emphasis on Imaging Processes


prof. Dr. et Ing. Rolf Katzenbach

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Geotechnics as Solid Basis of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Examples from the Highest High-Rise Buildings of Europe and the World


prof. R. Kerry Rowe

Queen´s University, Canada

Environmental Geotechnics: Looking back, Looking forward


prof. Mark Randolph

The University of Western Australia, Australia

Design Issues for Steel Pipe Piles for Bridge Foundations, Coastal Structures and Offshore Applications


prof. Andrew N. Schofield

University of Cambridge, Great Britain

Critical States of Soil and Geotechnical Centrifuge Tests


prof. Carlos Santamarina

GeorgiaTech, USA

A Particle Level Review of Soil Behaviour and Macroscale Implications


prof. Malcolm Bolton

University of Cambridge, Great Britain

Performance-based Design in Geotechnical Engineering


prof. Gerd Gudehus

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Stability Assessment and Seismo-Hydraulic Monitoring


prof. Carlo Viggiani

University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Geotechnical Engineering and the Conservation of Monuments and Historical Sites


prof. David Muir Wood

University of Cambridge, Great Britain

Roots and Fibres in Soil Mechanics


prof. Harry Poulos

University of Sydney, Australia

The Piled Raft Foundation for the Burj Dubai – Design and Performance


prof. Ing. Dr. Zdeněk Eisenstein, DrSc.

University of Alberta, Canada

Interaction of the Rock Environment with Underground Structures – Design Development


Dr. Christos Tsatsanifos

Pangaea Consulting Engineers, Greece

Building in Ancient Cities: Geotechnical Engineering Challenges


prof. Franz Barends

Technical University of Delft, Netherlands

A Strategy for Geotechnical Innovation


prof. Roger Frank

National School of Bridges and Highways of France, France

The French National Project on Micropiles


prof. John Atkinson

City, University of London, Great Britain

Soil Parameters for Geotechnical Design


prof. Nick Barton

Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria

Reduction of Risk Prior to and during Tunnelling


prof. Niels Krebs Ovesen

Danish Geotechnical Institute, Denmark

Geotechnical Problems at Great Belt Crossing


prof. Manfred Nussbaumer

Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geotechnik, Germany

Geotechnical Aspects of Tunnelling Projects along High-Speed Rail Link Cologne – Rhein/Main


Dr. Suzanne Lacasse

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway

Geotechnical Engineering at Dawn of Third Millennium


prof. Antonio Gens

Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Analysis for Geotechnical and Environmental Applications


doc. Ing. Jaroslav Feda, DrSc.

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Perspectives of Structural Soil Mechanics


prof. Francois Schlosser

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France

Strain Compatibility in Soil Reinforcement


prof. James Mitchell

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Understanding Soil Behaviour Runs Through It – Role of Soil | Behaviour in Continuing Evolution of Geotechnical Engineering


prof. Heinz Brandl

Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Environmental Geotechnics


prof. John B. Burland

Imperial College London, Great Britain

Movements around Deep Excavations in London


prof. J. Biarez

Ecole Centrale de Paris, France

Predicted and Measured Settlements of Nuclear Power Stations


prof. Michael Jamiolkowski

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa