Monthly Archives: October 2013

GFWA Prize in Geomechanics for Final Year Undergraduate Projects in Geomechanics at Universities in Western Australia

Basis of the Award The GFWA Prize in Geomechanics is a prize sponsored by the firm GFWA Pty Ltd and awarded by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) for the best paper presentation by a final year student in the area of Geomechanics at Universities in Western Australia. The winner is chosen by a panel selected …more

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Australian Geomechanics Society Award, Curtin University

Basis of the Award Awarded to the engineering student who presents the best combination of thesis and seminar on a geotechnical topic. Presentation The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. Past Winners 2016 – Giancarlo Marra 2014 – Giovan Jonathan Surya Chandra 2013 – Matthew Addis 2012 – Rohan Went 2011 – Atticus …more

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Laboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application

The course aims to provide information on geotechnical laboratory testing methods to professionals working in the civil and mining industry. Although the subject is often taught during formal education, the actual implementation of that knowledge is not always straight forward. Some of the issues that will be covered in this workshop are: How to determine …more

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Geotechnics of Nearshore and Dredging Projects

The Western Australia Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce details of a one day seminar focussing on the Geotechnics of Nearshore and Dredging Projects. This seminar forms part of the continuing program of technical events by the AGS WA Chapter, designed to keep geotechnical professionals aware of recent developments in …more

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GFWA Prize in Geomechanics for Final Year Undergraduate Projects in Geomechanics at Universities in Western Australia

The GFWA Prize in Geomechanics is a prize sponsored by the firm GFWA Pty Ltd and awarded by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) for the best paper presentation by a final year student in the area of Geomechanics at Universities in Western Australia. Final year students from The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Kalgoorlie …more

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2012 John Jaeger Lecture: Introducing Geotechnical Design to Shallow Geothermal Systems

Contrary to the popular view of geothermal energy, shallow geothermal systems make use of the ground at normal temperatures within a few tens of metres of the surface as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer to heat and cool buildings. A ground source heat pump or GSHP, in combination with …more

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