1st International Geotechnical Symposium on Helical Foundations

The 1st International Geotechnical Symposium on Helical Foundations organized by the ISHF was held 8-10 August, 2013 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Ma.The Symposium was attended by 45 engineers, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers with a an interest in Screw-Piles and Helical Anchors. Attendees at the Symposium  and authors of technical papers and presentations represented a broad spectrum of the industry and in addition to representatives from the U.S. included representatives fromCanada, Brazil, Guatemala, New Zealand, China, Italy and Ireland. By allaccounts the Symposium was very well received by all who attended. Some photos of speakers and a group photo of attendees are shown below. Bound color hard copies of the Proceedings (346 pp) which include 29 Technical papers are available from the ISHF for a cost of $100 plus postage (ISHF Members discounted price is $80 plus postage). The paper citations will be added to the latest edition of the Technical Bibliography which will be issued in 2014. Plans are currently underway for the 2nd International Symposium to be held tentatively in the fall of 2016, depending on otherindustry events. The location has not been decided as yet.

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