Plenary Sessions:19 (Sat) & 20 (Sun) June 2021 

Venue Online

Organized by ICPE2021 Organizing Committee and International Press-in Association (IPA)


There is a growing need for the maintenance and renovation of obsolete infrastructure in developed countries. In the meantime, developing countries face compelling challenges of constructing adequate infrastructure in response to rapid urbanization. Also, we are witnessing greater threats of earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters, which forces us to recognize and acknowledge the unexpected vulnerability of infrastructure.

Meeting these challenges will require an academic field of planning, researching and designing sustainable infrastructure. Thus, there is a pressing need to establish an academic field to facilitate comprehensively the training of engineers and the development of technologies that will support construction work in devising efficient machines and energy- and labor-saving construction processes.


Considering the above-mentioned background, this international conference aims to promote the academic field of “Press-in engineering”, where experts of various academic fields interact with a focus on the Press-in method.

The conference offers opportunities for academics and technicians to intercommunicate with one another and for students and young experts to present their achievements. It also provides forums for introducing Japanese efforts for building national resilience as well as study reports of IPA Technical Committees.


Supported by

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical EngineeringKochi Prefecture
Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating CouncilKochi City
Japan Society of Civil EngineersKami City
The Japanese Geotechnical SocietyKonan City
The Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan, Shikoku Regional HeadquartersKochi University of Technology
Kochi Construction Managing Engineers AssociationNational Institute of Technology, Kochi College
Japanese Technical Association for Steel Pipe Piles and Sheet PilesShikoku Railway Company
Japan Press-in AssociationWest Nippon Expressway Company Limited, Shikoku branch
Japan Construction Machinery and Construction AssociationThe Shikoku Bank, Ltd.
The Japan Civil Engineering Consultants Association, Shikoku BranchTHE BANK OF KOCHI, LTD.
Kochi Construction Industry AssociationThe Kochi Shimbun
Kochi Industrial AssociationGIKEN LTD.
Kochi Survey and Planning AssociationGIKEN SEKO CO., LTD.
Kochi Institute of Invention and Innovation(Total 27 groups as of August 2020)