The First Kazakhstan-USA Geotechnical Engineering Workshop, Astana and Almaty, 13-16 July 2015

The First Kazakhstan-USA Geotechnical Engineering Workshop

Astana and Almaty, 13-16 July 2015

Astana Sites


Supported by: L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University,
Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society, and the ASCE Geo-Institute

During the 18th International Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, which was held in Paris (France), bilateral agreements (Memorandums) between Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society (KGS) and US National Society for ISSMGE (Geo-Institute, ASCE) were signed. The agreements outline prospects for cooperation between societies, issues of exchange of experience and knowledge, scientific and normative documentations, training of specialists in the field of geotechnical engineering, and organization of joint geotechnical conferences, seminars, workshops and webinar. In this connection KGS and the ASCE Geo-Institute will organize the First Kazakhstan- USA Geotechnical Engineering Workshop scheduled to take place at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Astana (the new capital of Kazakhstan) from 13-14 July, 2015 and in Almaty (largest city in Kazakhstan) from 15 -16 July.

Workshop Theme and Topics
Highways, Railways, Tunneling, Bridges, Wind Energy, Geosynthetics, and Geothermal Energy Systems

Overall Objective of Workshop
Increase interactions between Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society and ASCE Geo-Institute and identify opportunities for future collaborations. The workshop will have a strong industry related component to highlight geotechnical and construction opportunities in Kazakhstan associated with EXPO 2017 in Astana. Practitioners, university faculty, and researchers are all encouraged to participate in the workshop.

Important Deadlines
– Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
– White paper and technical paper submissions: May 22, 2015

Almaty Sites

Application Process:
Applications to participate in the Workshop are to include a brief biographical statement (on the order of a paragraph) and a statement of less than a page related to expected benefits from participating in the Workshop. Application materials can be sent by e-mail to both:
Askar Zhussupbekov (L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University):
Jim Hanson (California Polytechnic State University):

Accommodation options will be announced at a later date

Workshop Venue 1 Workshop Venue 2

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Workshop Co-Chairs: Prof. Askar Zhussupbekov Mobile: +7 701 511 8382

Prof. Jim Hanson
Tel: +1 805 756 6227 e-mail:

General Secretary: PhD. Rauan E. Lukpanov Mobile: +7 701 1884444

Coordinator: PhD. Student Abdulla R. Omarov Mobile: +7 7011036642

Technical Secretary of KGS: Bibigul G. Abdrakhmanova Mobile: +7 7783145584