In the morning of Apr. 27, the inaugural meeting of Special Committee for Foundation and Underground Engineering and Special Committee for Excavation Slope and Foundation Treatment under Guangdong Engineering Geotechnical Survey & Design Association (“the Provincial Survey Association”) was held in Guangdong Hotel hosted by GZDI, chairs of both committees. The meeting was attended by Wang Yu, Guangdong Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development researcher; Chen Xing, association president, and Wang Zhigang, association secretary general,; Ma Zhencong, GZDI vice President, Fang Xiaodan and Qiu Jianjin, national survey and design masters as well as nearly 180 representatives from over 90 institutions engaged in foundation and geotechnical construction, design, construction, and testing within Guangdong province.
▲Vice President Ma Zhencong addresses the meeting
At the meeting, Han Jianqiang, GZDI deputy chief engineer was appointed as director of the Special Committee for Foundation and Underground Engineering while Huang Junguang, dean of GZDI Geotechnical Design Institute as director of the Special Committee for Excavation Slope and Foundation Treatment. A technical workshop was also staged on the sidelines of the meeting, where national survey and design masters Fang Xiaodan and Qiu Jianjin, GZDI Deputy Chief Engineer Han Jianqiang, and Deputy Chief Engineer Zhou Yuezhou of Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology (SCUT) gave technical reports respectively. The experts and representatives had heated discussions at the meeting, striving for Guangdong’s quality development in the professional field of foundation and excavation slope.