Monthly Archives: January 2013
The Port of Brisbane Motorway Upgrade project involves the construction of 6 km of new and duplicated motorway, delivered under a competitive double Early Contractor Involvement (dECI) model. The majority of the project is underlain by deep saturated soft soils, which presented various geotechnical challenges for performance of the road and interaction with fixed structures. …more
Nick will discuss practical legal information of relevance to geotechnical practitioners. Topics discussed will include: Latent conditions – Who should take the risk for ground related risk? Examples of contractual approaches to risk allocation. Proportionate liability – What is it and how does it affect geotechnical contractors and consultants. Expert Witness – What are the …more
Numerical simulation in underground construction – what are the benefits and how can we trust the results?
It is sometimes not clear what the benefits of numerical simulations are that are sometimes carried out in underground construction projects. Two questions arise: Is it really worth the effort to perform sophisticated 3D simulations or can we obtain similar results with much simpler models? Can we really trust the results that come out of …more