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AGS QLD Symposium 2016

The Future of Geotechnics

Please start making arrangements to join us for AGS QLD’s 2016 full day symposium.

This year’s theme revolves around “The Future of Geotechnics”.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Mark Cassidy
    (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia) – Topic TBC
  • Phillip Pells
    (Pells Consulting) – “Is there nothing new under the Sun?”
  • James Glastonbury
    (Laing O’Rourke) – Topic TBC
  • Burt Look
    (Foundation Specialists Group) – “Geotechnics – Back to the Future”
  • Robert May
    (Golder Assciates) – Topic TBC
  • Jinsong Huang
    (The University of Newcastle) – “Factor of Safety or Risk, how should we face uncertainty?”

Note that 2016 will see AGS QLD’s annual symposium move forward from its traditional October timeslot to 16 June. This move has been made to prevent a cluttered QLD technical conference event calendar in the second half of the year.

Further information to come… We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 symposium.

Event sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Wagstaff_Piling_Logo
Gold Sponsors
CoffeyTT_LogoGlobalSunthetics_Logo
Silver Sponsors
Geofabrics_LogoCirtex_Logo
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Symposium Event. If you are interested in becoming an AGS QLD sponsor in 2016, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee for sponsorship package details.

AGS Sydney Symposium 2016

Ground Stabilisation Techniques for
Problematic Soils & Unstable Rocks

The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present the 20th Annual Sydney Symposium which will be held on Friday 11th November 2016.

The Symposium forms part of the continuing program of events by the Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society and is designed to keep the engineering profession aware of recent developments in particular to the ground stabilisation aspects of geotechnical engineering practice.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers flyer

Overview of the 2016 Symposium

The 2016 AGS Symposium will present the state-of-the-art practices, innovative technologies, new research results and case histories in construction and design towards advanced stabilisation techniques, cost effective approaches and better management systems for multi-disciplinary issues.

The goal of this symposium is to provide professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students the opportunity to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in this area.

This symposium will bring together engineers, geologists, and researchers who are interested on new advances in ground stabilisation techniques, design, analysis, lessons learnt from major Australian projects and experiences in geotechnical aspects of ground improvement.

Suggested Topics

The followings are some suggested topics for this Symposium:

  • Soft Soil Consolidation and Creep
  • Sand and Gravel Piles, Stone Columns and Rigid Inclusions
  • Geosynthetics Reinforcement
  • Surface and Deep Compaction, and Vibroflotation
  • Grouting and Chemical Stabilization
  • Electro-kinetic, Electro-osmotic, Bioengineering,
  • Thermal and Explosion-based Techniques
  • Methods of Preventing Soil Erosion, Scour and Internal Piping
  • Ground Control in Underground and Surface Mine Excavations
  • Methods of Stabilisation of slopes and Mass Movement
  • Surface and Sub-surface Drainage
  • Stabilisation of Fractured and Jointed Rock-mass

Important Dates & Submission

Abstracts are to be received by
20 May 2016

with papers to be completed by
15 July 2016

All papers will be peer reviewed and should be submitted in Australian Geomechanics journal format (the details of which will be forwarded to authors at a later stage). All abstracts and papers should be sent to Sam Mirlatifi via Sam.Mirlatifi@aecom.com

By submitting a paper for the Symposium, the author(s) are giving permission for the AGS to publish the paper in the proceedings and other AGS national publications.

Call for Papers flyer

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship flyer and forms

The Symposium will offer owners, suppliers, contractors, engineering geologists, civil, geotechnical consultants a unique opportunity to promote their products and services to a wide cross-section of the industry, through sponsoring the Symposium.

What is sponsorship?

Sponsorship is a strategic marketing vehicle that provides companies the opportunity to align themselves with organisations that have an existing relationship with that company’s target customers.

What sponsorship will do for you?

  • Significantly increase your visibility and impact at the Symposium
  • Promote your organisation to hundreds of senior-level decision-makers in the industry, and nearly 2500 readers of Australian Geomechanics spread throughout Australia
  • Establish name and product recognition
  • Demonstrate to colleagues and clients that you support the industry

Why should you be a sponsor?

  • Sponsorship is a direct line to customers who may never come to you
  • Sponsorship is a targeted, cost effective marketing opportunity
  • Ability to meet a prospective client during the Symposium to discuss potential future business

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship in 2016 Symposium materials
  • Recognition of your sponsorship at the Symposium and to members of the Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Sponsorship recognition signs at venue

There will be three levels of sponsorship – Platinum, Gold and Silver.

1. Platinum Sponsor

By Tender (one only)

The Platinum Sponsor will be entitled to acknowledgement on the presenter’s podium and in the Symposium Proceedings, and to have their brochure included in the proceedings. The sponsor will also receive a full page advertisement in the Symposium proceedings that will be dedicated to Ground Stabilisation Techniques for Problematic Soils and Unstable Rocks. Promotional benefits include recognition of company name on signage, acknowledgement in program and sponsorship of the CD cover containing the proceedings.

The Platinum Sponsor will be able to set up a booth at the Symposium to distribute promotional material to attendees.

Three of the Platinum Sponsor’s employees will be entitled to free admission to the Symposium.

Due to the demand for this sponsorship level, Platinum sponsorship will be by a tender process to provide a fair and equal opportunity for all potential sponsors at this level.

Conditions of the tender process are contained in the tender form. Non-winning bids will be provided the option of Gold or Silver sponsorship.

2. Gold (Major) Sponsors

$2,200 (including GST)

Gold Sponsors will be entitled to acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor in the Symposium’s proceedings, to have their brochure included in the proceedings, and will receive a half-page advertisement in the Symposium proceedings.

Two of the Gold Sponsor’s employees will be entitled to free admission to the Symposium.

3. Silver Sponsors

$1,100 (including GST)

Silver Sponsors will be entitled to acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor in the Symposium’s proceedings, to have their brochure included in the proceedings, and receive a half-page advertisement in the Symposium proceedings.

Interested in Sponsorship?

For further information about sponsorship, please contact Adrian Hulskamp or Cillian McColgan.

Adrian Hulskamp
Phone 02 9888 5000
Email: ahulskamp@jkgeotechnics.com.au

Cillian McColgan
Phone: 02 9812 5055
Email: cillian.mccolgan@psm.com.au

To register your interest for the Platinum Sponsor, please complete the attached Tender Form and return it to Peter Robinson via secretary@australiangeomechanics.org by 15th July 2016.

To become a Gold or Silver Sponsor, please complete the attached Order Form and return it to Peter Robinson via secretary@australiangeomechanics.org by 5th August 2016.

Sponsorship flyer and forms

AGS VIC Symposium 2016

Excavation and slope stability in Melbourne geology: experiences and recent developments

More details to come…