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Prof Yu Tongxi from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is invited by the Underground Technology and Rock Engineering research programme, NTU. He will give a public seminar about Energy Absorption Capacity of Advanced Materials on 5 Jan 2007.

A Special Lecture on Tunnelling - “Steel Fibre Reinforced Sprayed Concrete (SFRS) in Tunnel Linings” was delivered by Ir. Marc Vandewalle at Hotel Negara, Singapore on 14 Nov. 2006. Marc Vandewalle received his civil engineering degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1969. He joined Bekaert Belgium in 1980 and was involved in the development of Dramix steel fibres.

A coordination meeting of the 12th ISRM Congress (Beijing, 2011) with ISRM China NG (China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering) has been organized on Nov. 12, 2007 in Singapore. The preparation of the 12th ISRM Congress is ongoing smoothly.

The Society has successfully organized the 4th ARMS Symposium in Singapore. Besides the two and half days main program of the symposium, two short courses, two workshops, technical visits, and social program are also organized. The symposium Information is summarized as below:
4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS-4)
ISRM International Symposium 2006
8 to 10 November 2006
Meritus Mandarin Singapore
Website: www.arms2006.org

Total No of registrations: 409
No of counties of participants: 34
No of oral presentations: 165
No of poster presentation: 139

Title: Borehole stability, earth stresses and drilling
Date: 6-7 Nov, 2006
Venue: CACS Seminar room A, NTU

Title: Underground Storage Facilities
Time and Date: 8:30-12:30, Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Venue: Meritus Mandarin Hotel

Dr Genhua Shi, the president of DDA Company, USA was invited by the Underground Technology and Rock Engineering Programme, Nanyang Technological University to visit Singapore for one month. A two-day short course on Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) for Rock Mass Stability and Deformation was given by Dr Shi in Nanyang Technological University on 2-3 Nov. 2006.