The 1st Shaoxing International Forum on Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology was held from October 28th-29th, 2017 at Shaoxing University, China. It was organized by the Secretariat of IAEG, hosted by Shaoxing University and sponsored by IAEG and ISRM. More than 150 delegates from over 10 countries attended this conference, including the president, immediate past presidents, past presidents of IAEG, distinguished guests, well-known experts, scholars and technical consultants in the field of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics. The theme of this forum is Rock Mechanical and Engineering Geological problems for the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (B&R), including four keynote speeches and 19 general speeches.   The mayor of Shaoxing, the headmaster of Shaoxing University, president of IAEG Scott Burns addressed the event respectively. It was a quite grand occasion, on which so many executive members of IAEG, together with some other well-known scholars, gathered together and presented their lat...


        With the rapid advancement of economic globalization, the concept of international strategic cooperation represented by the “Belt and Road” has been increasingly valued by various countries, and has gradually formed a new stage of deep cooperation in infrastructure construction among countries and regions. The successful development of large-scale construction projects requires the joint efforts of experts from the fields of engineering geology and rock mechanics. Therefore, it is necessary for IAEG and ISRM, the two leading scientific societies to further promote the exchanges and cooperation to jointly solve key problems that are constantly emerging in the construction projects.
          Correspondingly, some conventional engineering geological and rock mechanical test, monitoring and survey technologies can no longer meet the challenges of new projects in terms of scale, depth and difficulty. Their improvements together with the introduction of new technologies have become an urgent demand in global engineering construction. At the same time, the different test methods and technical codes of different countries have led to frequent contradictions and difficulties in international engineering cooperation, leading to higher demands for the standardization of technical means.
          Under the above opportunities and challenges, the development of highly targeted, reliable scientific research and engineering methods and techniques is the common goal pursued by the global engineering geology and rock mechanics scholars. This is the topic to be discussed on this forum.

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