A workshop on ‘Problems and Adversities in Geotechnical Engineering Practice and Solutions' was organised at Vignan University on Saturday by Guntur chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) along with the University Department of Civil Engineering.

I.V. Anirudhan, a geotechnical consultant from Chennai, dwelt on the performance of ground improvement for residential projects in Kerala.

He emphasised that ground improvement programmes like pre-loading with settlement accelerators would require good planning in respect to site development.

IGS Guntur chapter secretary M. Rama Rao presented two case studies relating to problematic soils -- soil which is expansive and soft clay sub-grade. IVRCL Ltd. Assistant Manager (Designs) M. Lakshman Rao spoke about Reinforced Soil Structures.

Executive Engineer (Panchayat Raj) S. Govardhan Reddy,

Vignan University Director (Engineering & Technology) V. Madhusudhan Rao, Head of Department of Civil Engineering A. Srinivasa Prasad spoke.

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