Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reinforced Soil Structures – BS 8006-1 2010

BS 8006- Reinforced and Strengthened Soils has been in use since 1995 however market and design experience has necessitated some revision and enhancement to the original document. This was finalised in late 2010 and was issued to the market. The use of soil reinforced structures, particularly in applications of reinforced basal treatments under embankments or …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGM & Offshore geotechnics – research and practice beyond the boundaries of traditional soil mechanics

This lecture will describe novel geotechnical technology that is supporting the frontiers of offshore oil and gas development, with a focus on the boundaries of traditional soil mechanics. Offshore developments involve a variety of infrastructure placed on the seabed or anchored to it, including extensive networks of on-bottom pipelines. A particular challenge is often the …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Near-surface seismic: More than a problem of scale

Over the last 30 years, various seismic techniques have been successfully used to unravel some of the most intriguing and challenging near-surface problems faced by geologists, hydrologists, and engineers. In general, geophysicists define the nearsurface as the upper few hundred meters of the Earth’s surface. With the unique behavior and wavefield characteristics commonly observed on …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Reinforced Soil Structures and the development of BS8006:1-2010

Geosynthetic materials offer the designer solutions for a wide range of soil stabilisation and ground improvement treatments in infrastructure projects, including hard faced walls, wrap-around faced green slopes, basal reinforcement and load distribution platforms. Our speaker, Stephen Corbet, will give an insight into the use of geosynthetic materials for soil reinforcement, and the development of …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |


The Australian Geomechanics Society Tasmania Chapter AGM will be held at the Cargo Bar, 47 Salamanca Place, Battery Point on Tuesday 27 November 5.30pm for 6pm start. There will be no formal speaker, instead the meeting will have a significant social and networking focus with refreshments and finger food provided. The business agenda will include: …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Cracking and Movements in Buildings – Design Consideration

With the advent of the AS2870-2011 code release, Climatic changes and reported Residential Roof Truss movements, the following presentations will discuss Footing Design considerations to minimise cracking and movements in buildings. Fill Reactivity by Dr Peter Mitchell (Aurecon)Peter will discuss soil heaves considering a Black Earth site with 2m cut and controlled fill. The methods …more

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

AGM & “A 21st Century Perspective on the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt”

The talk will describe some of Steve’s observations on the tombs of the “Valley of the Kings”, made whilst providing technical support during filming for a National Geographic documentary in 2008. The tombs were constructed near the present day city of Luxor, Egypt, during the 500 year period of the “New Kingdom”, between 1570 to …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Women that rock!

Join us for the annual Australian Geomechanics Society and Women in Engineering joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature short presentations from a range of speakers – all promising to be very interesting. Please come along and support your colleagues, meet others in the industry locally, and hear some very inspiring speakers. Dr …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |