By R J Mair, Geotechnical Consulting Group. This paper was first published in GE’s July 1990 edition.
The four day symposium, sponsored by the British Geotechnical Society, was attended by 124 delegates from a total of 21 countries. Sixty two percent of the delegates were from overseas. Thirty eight papers, published in the Proceedings of the symposium, addressed the topics of pressuremeter technology, analysis and interpretation, and the application of pressuremeter testing to geotechnical design. The symposiuin included 20 hours of discussion sessions, at which various controversial and important subjects were debated. This paper is the written version of the summary report presented by the author at the end of the symposium containing his view of the key points from the papers and discussion sessions.