Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bogong Power Development – Estimation of ground conditions under severe constraints

The completion of the Bogong Power Development Project during 2009 in the alpine region of north east Victoria involved construction of 7.6 km of tunnels and shafts and an underground power station. The project cost was $240 M and provided 140 MW of power. This project saw the completion of the ‘missing link’ in the …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Some Lessons From Geotechnical Failures

Dr David Tonks will discuss a number of recent significant geotechnical ‘failures’, many of which have resulted in substantial damage and cost. Some have ended up in complex and expensive litigation. Examples include construction on very soft ground, with some ongoing consolidation settlements exceeding 2 m, collapse of an arch tunnel structure during construction, movements …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Remote Sensing and GIS Based Materials Information Management

The state’s road pavements are required to perform under increasingly severe conditions with both increasing mass limits and increasing traffic volumes. Hence there is a critical need to locate new economic aggregate sources for future work on highways in the western part of the state such as the Newell and Sturt Highways. This presentation provides …more

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