Monthly Archives: June 2012

Liquefaction Hazard in Australia

The Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 caused tremendous damage to the City of Christchurch and its surrounding areas. Aspects of the earthquakes are well documented, including the seismology as well as damage to land and structures within the CBD and suburbs. In the two years since the first earthquake occurred in September 2010, a …more

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Innovations in Ground Stabilisation

The principals of Stabilisation, methods of mechanical stabilisation, particularly Confinement and Tensioned Membrane Which method should be used for various applications. Heavy-duty pavements: Material handling areas, hard stands, Crane platforms etc. Case studies. The development of Mechanical stabilisation techniques from the 1970’s to present day. Key Research that has underpinned the current design methods for …more

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Sustainable Resilient Ground Engineering

The pressures of urbanization place demands on city infrastructure and connections between cities. The rapid urbanization in the latter half of the 20th century was carried out against a backdrop of depletion of limited natural resources, generation of wastes, including greenhouse gases, and inefficient use of energy. The Bruntland Commission and subsequent report of 1987 …more

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“From Drought to Deluge” Case studies & Improving Slab Performance

“Recent changes to AS2870 and why” — Dominic Lopes, USL Group “Poor drainage, plumbing and other causes of house damage” — Paul Trentini, Storm Plastics “Slab movement cases studies – Trees, droughts, floods” — Dominic Lopes “A cost‐effective suspended slab for any site condition — Jim Prior, Polyvoid

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Groundwater Issues Related to Tunnelling

Dr Harry Asche will illustrate the importance of hydrogeology in tunnel planning, design and construction. He will also discuss the fundamentals of hydrogeology; the tools used by hydrogeologists to define and identify the critical parameters; how to make sense of the data; and “tips for tunnellers”. Mike Dudding will talk about groundwater inflow measurements, during …more

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Seaford Rail Extension

The Seaford Rail Extension (SRE) project is a key objective in the State Government development plans to support Adelaide’s growing population and will improve public transport accessibility for residents in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. The SRE project is located along the coast between Noarlunga and Seaford, approximately 26 kilometres south of the Adelaide CBD. The project …more

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Management of a Highway Pavement for Subsidence Impacts from Longwall Mining

The first of a number of planned longwalls directly beneath a freeway, southwest of Sydney has been completed. After a lengthy planning period, the risks to the highway pavement were successfully managed by the road authority, the mining company and a Technical Committee including specialists in the fields of pavement engineering, geotechnical engineering and subsidence. …more

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