GFAC 2021

International Сonference
"Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction: New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations" (GFAC 2021)

We are pleased to invite you to GFAC 2021 hosted by Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
October 27-29,2021

Traditionally, the GFAC conference will bring together representatives of Russia’s leading universities, research institutes, design and manufacturing companies as well as scientists from many foreign countries (Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, USA, South Korea, Japan, India, etc.)

Speakers from around the world

GFAC 2021 seeks to enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge and bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

Novel research results

GFAC 2021 provides a unique forum for prominent researchers and young talented specialists to present the latest research findings, emerging technologies and directions in geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and all related construction spheres.

Experience exchange

GFAC 2021 is a place to engage with leading universities, research institutes and design organizations from Russia, Japan, South Korea, India and other countries.

GFAC 2021 scope​

GFAC 2021 is to provide an ideal interdisciplinary platform to share research results in the sphere of geotechnics, modern geotechnologies, soil mechanics, foundations, geological engineering and share experience in design of complex geotechnical objects in various conditions.

Organizing Committee

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Chairman

Prof. Evgeny Rybnov

Rector of SPbGASU, Doctor of Economics, PhD in Engineering, Professor, First Vice-President of the International Organization of Facilitation to Civil Engineering Education (ASV), Honorary member of the RAACS

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Deputy Chairman

Prof. Rashid Mangushev

Head of SPbGASU Department of Geotechnics, Corresponding member of RAACS, Vice President of RSSMGFE, DSc, Professor

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Deputy Chairman

Prof. Irina Lugovskaya

Vice Rector for External Relations of SPbGASU, DSc, Professor

E. Rybnov
Chair of the Steering Committee, DSc, Prof., Rector of SPbGASU
I. Drozdova
Committee Deputy Chair, DSc, Prof., SPbGASU Vice Rector for Science
I. Lugoskaia
Committee Deputy Chair, DSc, Prof., SPbGASU Vice Rector for External Relations
R. Mangushev
Committee Deputy Chair, Head of SPbGASU Department of Geotechnics, Corresponding member of RAACS, Vice President of RSSMGFE, DSc, Prof.
A. Zhusupbekov
DSc, Prof., Head of Construction Department of the Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
A. Osokin
PhD, Associate Professor, SPbGASU Department of Geotechnics
A. Shashkin
DSc, CEO of “Georeconstruction”Group of Companies
E. Lashkova
CEO of “ Geoizol”Group of Companies
V. Ilyichev
DSc, Prof., Academician of RAACS, President of the Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (RSSMGFE)
R. Mangushev
DSc, Prof., Head of SPbGASU Department of Geotechnics, Corresponding member of RAACS, RSSMGFE Vice President
Z. Ter-Martirosyan
DSc, Prof., NRU MGSU Department of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
A. Gotman
DSc, Prof., RSSMGFE Vice President, Deputy Head of BashNIIStroy Institute
A. Ponomarev
DSc, Prof., RSSMGFE Vice President, Head of Department of Construction Operation and Geotechnical Engineering, PNRPU
I. Mirsayapov
DSc, Prof., Head of Department of Bases and Foundations, KGASU
S. Kudryavtsev
DSc, Prof., Vice Rector for Science of FESTU
A. Polishchuk
DSc, Prof., Head of Department of Bases and Foundations, KSAU
G. Skibin
DSc, Prof., Head of Department of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and Foundation Construction, PSRSPU (NPI)
A. Nevzorov
DSc, Prof., Head of Department of Engineering Geology, Bases and Foundations, NARFU
Y. Pronozin
DSc, Prof., Geotechnics Department of Tyumen Industrial University (IUT)
A. Ter-Martirosyan
 
DSc, Prof., NRU MGSU Department of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics, ISA director
O. Shulyatyev
DSc, Deputy Director of Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP)
L. Nuzhdin
PhD, Head of Dept.of Engineering Geology, Bases and Foundations, NSUACE
D. Chunyuk
PhD, Head of Department of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics of Moscow State National Research University of Civil Engineering
Prof. Askar Zhusupbekov, DSc, President of Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society, Kazakhstan
 
Prof. Dmitry Sobolevsky, DSc, Republic of Belarus
 
Prof. Yoshinori Iwasaki, Japan
 
Prof. Eun Chul Shin, South Korea
 
Prof. A. Boominathan, India
 
Prof. Deepankar Choudhury, India
 
Prof. Tatsunori Matsumoto, Japan
Prof. Jong-Sub Lee, South Korea
 
Prof. Tadatsugu Tanaka, Japan
 
Prof. Chang, Der-Wen, Taiwan
 
Prof. Victor Kaliakin, USA
 
Prof. Mаmoru Mimura, Japan
 
Prof. Ramli Bin Nazir, Malaysia
 
Prof. Aziz Akbar, Pakistan

GFAC topics

We welcome the papers associated with but not limited to the following topics:

  • Special field and laboratory methods of investigating physical and mechanical properties of soils
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of soil mechanics
  • Models of soil bases and their application in design
  • Geotechnical justification, scientific and technical support for engineering survey, design, construction and operation of foundations, underground and earth structures
  • Numerical modelling of the “base–foundation–structure” system in software complexes
  • Innovative technological solutions in the construction of bases, foundations, underground structures and high-rise buildings
  • New construction and reconstruction of buildings and structures in dense urban development and on structurally unstable soils
  • Exploring the properties of frozen and thawing soils, foundation constructions and applicable engineering methods
  • Geotechnical monitoring in the construction and operation of buildings and structures
  • Analysis of the causes of accidents and emergency situations in the design and construction of foundations for buildings and structures

GFAC 2021 is a continuation of the series of scientific events organized by Department of Geotechnics, SPSUACE, since 2004.

CALL FOR PAPERS

GFAC 2021 organizers welcome original manuscript submissions written in English language that are closely related to the specified areas. The selected papers will be published online in GFAC 2021 Proceedings (peer reviewed and Scopus indexed; www.balkema.nl).

In GFAC 2021 Proceedings, we encourage publications

  • Presenting novel research results of international interest in geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and all related construction spheres;
  • Written in good English;
  • Number of pages – 6-12 pages (recommended 8-12 pages);
  • Manuscript format – DOC (or DOCX) file;
  • Figures/photographs, etc. should be of high resolution (minimum ) and preferably in TIFF format;
  • Photographic reproductions cut from books or journals, photocopies and screened photographs are unacceptable; the Proceedings will be printed in black only (see Artwork for details).

GFAC 2021 has opened the Call for paper proposals devoted to a broad range of restoration and reconstruction of architectural heritage topics.

The call for paper submission will be closed on May 1, 2021 . All paper proposals are subject to blind peer review process prior their approval.

GFAC 2021 will be published by CRC Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group; https://www.balkema.nl/) and indexed in Scopus & Web of Science along with the other indexing services.

Publication in GFAC 2021 is 250 euro. Authors submit their papers in English according to the template and sample article. We kindly ask GFAC 2021 authors to follow the IMRAD format (Introduction (I) – Methods (M) – Results (R) – and Discussion (D)) when structuring their articles.

Once your article is ready and designed according to the template, please upload your article in doc/docx and pdf file and CtP and PVF forms as pdf filesseparately to the EasyChair platform till May 1, 2021.

Each paper submission will consist of 4 files (3 pdf and 1 doc/docx). The files can be added using “Upload files” button in the right corner of the screen on the page of your submission. Please add the required files separately clicking this button till you can see that all the files are shown on the screen and were correctly attached.

Required files

All authors of RRAH 2021 Proceedings upload the following forms in pdf format along with their article in doc/docx format in separate files:

  1. Consent to Publish & Transfer of Copyright (CtP) – pdf file;
  2. Permission Verification Form (PVF) – pdf file.

These forms are required by the Publisher – CRC Balkema. Articles submitted without the forms will not be accepted. 

Useful links and forms for GFAC 2021 authors

 

Please check the list of the GFAC 2021 proposals submission files and requirements:

File 1 – Your article in doc/docx format designed according to the template and sample article.

  • The maximum number of pages of the two-column paper is 6.
  • The article title should not exceed 12 words.
  • The maximum number of keywords is 5.
  • One author can submit maximum 3 papers as the first author or co-author.
  • The maximum number of authors per 1 article is 4.

Your article doc file should be named as follows: first 3 initials of the author family name_initials of the first 3 words of the paper title.doc

Example: First Author’s family name: Schmidt Proposal title: “Reconstruction of Architectural Heritage”

In this case the correct File1 name would be: sch_rah.doc

File 2 – Your article in pdf format.

Your article pdf file should be named as follows: first 3 initials of the author family name_initials of the first 3 words of the paper title.pdf

Example: First Author’s family name: Schmidt

Proposal title: “Reconstruction of Architectural Heritage”

In this case the correct File1 name would be: sch_rah.pdf

File 3 – Consent to Publish & Transfer of Copyright (CtP) in .pdf format using the provided form, dully filled and signed.

File 3 must be named as follows: first 3 initials of the author family name__ctp.pdf

File 4Permission Verification Form (PVF) in .pdf format using the provided form, duly filled and signed.

File 4 must be named as follows: first 3 initials of the author family name__pvf.pdf

Once your article is ready and designed according to the template, please upload your article in doc/docx and pdf file and CtP and PVF forms as pdf files separately to the EasyChair platform till May 1, 2021.

Each paper submission will consist of 4 files (3 pdf and 1 doc/docx). The files can be added using “Upload files” button in the right corner of the screen on the page of your submission. Please add the required files separately clicking this button till you can see that all the files are shown on the screen and were correctly attached.

After submission all the articles will be subject to peer-review process and then all authors are notified on its results.

Organizing Committee will send instructions and invoice for publication fee payment to the authors of the approved articles via e-mail

IMPORTANT DATES (REGISTRATION DEADLINES)

Publication in GFAC2021 Proceedings published by Balkema (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)

May 1, 2021

Speaker

September 10, 2021

Conference participant

October 18, 2021

REGISTRATION AND PUBLICATION FEES

Conference participant

free

Speaker

free

Publication in GFAC 2021 Proceedings published by Balkema (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science)

250 € per article

GFAC 2021 PROGRAMME

GFAC 2021 Conference will be held on October 27-29, 2021 at Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (https://www.spbgasu.ru/en/). 

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, numerous presentations on GFAC topics are scheduled.  

On Friday the Conference participants will have the opportunity to discover unique technical objects of St Petersburg during special guided tours.

Visa

Most incoming international visitors need visas for entering the Russian Federation. Please check the information for the documents needed at the Embassy/Consulate or Visa Center where you are going to apply for your visa. Please bear in mind that the visa issuing process can take up to 2-3 weeks.

If you need a visa, please contact the International Relations Office of Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering for the visa invitation. Preparing a visa invitation can take 2-3 days.

Contacts:
intern.depart@spbgasu.ru;
international.spbgasu@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATION

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements including hotel reservations and payment.

Suggested hotels close to the Conference venue:

  1. SPbGASU hotel, Boytsova Per. 5,
    +7 (812) 310-68-64; E-mail: hotel@spbgasu.ru;
  2. Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, 3A Batyskiy lane,
    +7 (812) 335-22-70 | e-mail:reservations@shotels.ru
  3. Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg,43/1 Lermontovskiy avenue,
    +7 (812) 740-26-40 | e-mail: spb@azimuthotels.com