On Tuesday 13th of July 2021, the Western Australian Chapter held an in-person technical meeting for their annual Dr Baden Clegg Award. This annual event gives a platform for our younger (under 35) geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become involved in AGS activities. There were three presentations on a wide range of topics and delivered to a number of AGS members and guests.
Rachel Cheung’s (WSP Australia) presentation on “Lessons Learned from Drilling in the Thick Gravels in the Fortescue River Basin” was announced as the overall winner and will receive a $1,000 prize along with a miniature “Clegg Hammer” trophy. Exceptional presentations were also delivered by the other two finalists: Eduardo Bittar Marin (UWA) on “Field Investigation to Evaluate the Pile Aging Behaviour of Driven Piles”, and Max Kulessa (Rio Tinto) on “Behaviour of Clays and Weak Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining: Observations from Marandoo Mine, WA”. Each of the runners up will receive a $250 prize.
Special thanks to Doug McInnes, for his presentation of Dr Clegg’s achievements, and Jim Crandell and Stephanie Clegg, Dr Clegg’s eldest daughter, for presenting the award to Rachel Cheung.