The 6th ISM Workshop was held at the Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, from August 24-27, 2004. The event was organized locally by the Japanese members, headed by Prof. Hoshiya, Mr. Otani, and Mr. Yamane, all prominent contributors in past workshops.

The technical program, as requested by the Japanese organizing committee, was similar in structure to the IWM held previously in Seattle:

Day 1: State of Practice (Design, Construction, and Research)
Day 2: Quality Assurance and Monitoring
Day 3: Case Histories, and Strategies for Database Construction

A special feature of the IWM included an opening greeting by Prof. Kiyoshi Horikawa, the president of Musashi Institute of Technology (Japan’s version of MIT).

The 2nd Lizzi Lecture, “Research and Practice on Micropile Groups and Networks,” was delivered by Prof. François Schlosser of the ENPC-CERMES, in Paris, France. This presentation summarized the results of the fundamental French national research program on micropiles, FOREVER.

The 1st Lizzi Scholarship was awarded to Shingo Morimasa of Toyohashi University of Technology, who presented his study on the bearing capacity of foundations reinforced with prestressed micropiles.

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