Geotechnical conditions in the Campana-Zárate Industrial Complex, Argentina

Author(s): 
Mauro Codevilla and Alejo Sfriso
Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
First presented: 
XVI Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Type: 
Published paper
Category: 
Geotechnical
This paper is co-authored by Alejo Sfriso, General Manager of SRK Argentina. The cities of Campana and Zárate, located on the right margin of the Paraná de las Palmas River, in Argentina, host a major logistic and industrial complex formed by a petrochemical pole, ports, power plants and various industrial facilities. This paper presents a brief geotechnical setting of the region and a description of the construction techniques empoyed for foundations, retaining structures, and slopes.

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Alejo Oscar Sfriso

Alejo O. Sfriso is a Principal Engineer with 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering for infrastructure and mining works. He is an expert in the application of numerical methods for geotechnical design and analysis. In addition to his activity at SRK, he is the Director of AOSA - Geotechnical Laboratory, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geology of the University of Buenos Aires, Vice President for South America of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering for the period 2017 - 2021, former Professor of Geotechnics at the National University of La Plata and former President of the Argentinean Society of Geotechnical Engineering.

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