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IPA General Assembly and Inaugural Workshop

IPA General Assembly and Inaugural Workshop in Cambridge, UK
Date :
15-16 February, 2007
Place :
The Møller Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge University, UK
Organizer :
IPA Preparatory Committee
Attendees :
26 invited guests and
6 secretariat staff
Programme :
  • Formal General Assembly
  • Research Presentation
  • Award Ceremony
  • Award Winners Presentation
  • Tour of University
  • Welcome Reception

It was the epoch-making moment in over 30 years history of press-in technologies that foundation of the IPA was officially resolved by various leading authorities from both academic and industrial fields of construction. 32 enthusiastic attendees gathered together in Cambridge University, which has 800 years academic history, and exchange their knowledge and dreams passionately. Committees were elected and constitution, business plan and budget were decided. The most exciting event was the 1st IPA Research Grant Award ceremony. Winners of the research proposal competition were awarded and granted US$100,000 in total for coming one year research activity. Result of the grant awarded researches will be presented in public at the next IPA Conference in New Orleans in September 2008.

Formal General Assembly for Foundation of IPA

The Møller Centre
The Møller Centre
Reception
Reception
Posters of Press-in Engineering
Posters of Press-in Engineering
Welcome Speech by Prof. M. Bolton
Welcome Speech
by Prof. M. Bolton
Opening Remarks by Prof. H. Okamura
Opening Remarks
by President H. Okamura
Announcement of Prospectus of IPA by President A. Kitamura
Announcement of Prospectus of IPA
by President A. Kitamura
Formal General Assembly
Formal General Assembly
Dr David White Recent Research into the Behaviour of Pressed-in Piles
Dr David White
Recent Research into the Behaviour of
Pressed-in Piles
Dr Goh Teik Lim Press-in Piling Technologies, Current State of Art
Dr Goh Teik Lim
Press-in Piling Technologies,
Current State of Art
Emeritus Prof. Kozo Tagaya How to improve Press-in Method
Emeritus Prof. Kozo Tagaya
How to improve Press-in Method
Award Ceremony and Presentation

Tour of Cambridge University (Schofield Centerifuge Centre)

Tour of Cambridge University

Welcome Reception and Dinner at St. John's College, Wordsworth Room

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Prof. Bolton kindly invited all attendees to the historical St. John's College for dinner. He expressed his gratitude by honouring President Kitamura with a special silver plate inscribed the memorial IPA establishment. President Kitamura made a gift of Tosa Space Sake, a Japanese rice wine made with a batch of yeast that spent 10 days in space, as his sincere appreciation for Prof. Bolton.

Front Runners of Press-in Engineering in front of the Møller Centre

Front Runners of Press-in Engineering