South Australia & NT Chapter

AGS SA-NT Seminar 2016

Design considerations for cuttings, revetments and retaining structures for unsaturated clay

The SA/NT Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society is pleased to announce our one day seminar for 2016. This forms part of a continuing series of technical events organised by the Chapter and will focus on design for unsaturated clay.

Who should attend?

Geotechnical and structural professionals involved in the design, specification and construction of cuttings and retaining structures and others who wish to further their knowledge of the application of unsaturated soil mechanics in design.

The 2016 seminar will be a full day event consisting of a series of presentations and workshop style sessions where attendees will be given the opportunity to undertake interpretation and design activities. The focus of the seminar will be on design using an unsaturated soil mechanics approach with a number of topics to be covered including the following:

  • The relationship between shear strength and volume of an unsaturated soil to normal stress and suction;
  • How to obtain strength and volume change parameters from laboratory and field testing;
  • Design suction profiles and selection of appropriate profiles;
  • Load cases and factor of safety;
  • Types of retaining structures.

Presenters

Professor Nasser Khalili

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales

Dr Peter Mitchell

Technical Director Ground Engineering, Aurecon

Richard Herraman

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Without sponsorship the committee of the AGS would be unable to provide you with these events at such competitive prices. We are therefore indebted to our sponsors and urge potential sponsors to consider supporting the event. There are three levels of sponsorship; Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Platinum Sponsor

  • $1,500 (excluding GST)
  • Two free delegates;
  • Opportunity to give a brief talk about their organisation;
  • One full page of advertising space in the proceedings;
  • Promotion of company logo on the day and with prior advertising of this event.

Gold Sponsor

  • $1,000 (excluding GST)
  • One free delegate;
  • One full page of advertising space in the proceedings;
  • Promotion of company logo on the day and with prior advertising of this event.

Silver Sponsor

  • $500 (excluding GST)
  • Half page of advertising space in the proceedings;
  • Promotion of company logo on the day and with prior advertising of this event.

Interested?

Interested parties are to complete the Sponsor Order Form on the following page and return to Peter Robinson via: secretary@australiangeomechanics.org at the Australian Geomechanics Society Secretariat.

Notification and payment is required by Friday, 16 September 2016.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.