3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III)


In Attendance

July 16 - 19, 2017

The PBD-III Conference is organized under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Technical Committee TC203 on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Associated Problems (ISSMGE-TC203). The PBD-I and PBD-II events in Japan (2009) and Italy (2012), respectively, were highly successful events for the international geotechnical earthquake engineering community. The PBD events have been excellent companions to the International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (ICEGE) series that TC203 has held in Japan (1995), Portugal (1999), USA (2004), Greece (2007), Chile (2011), and New Zealand (2015).

Come join an international community of geo-professionals working to share and advance performance-based design practices for geotechnical earthquake engineering across a broad range of civil infrastructure problems. The coverage will be diverse, including case histories and practice-oriented papers, recent research findings, innovative technologies, and the emerging arts from across the world. An international mix professional engineers, researchers, specialty contractors, educators, and students will interact across a broad range of keynote and theme lectures, technical sessions, short courses, panel discussions, and field trips.


Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4