Monthly Archives: January 2014

Annual AGS Symposium – The geotechnical life cycle, from investigation to delivery

Speaker Biographies Suzanne Lacasse (NGI), Technical Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute “Extension of the 8th Terzaghi Oration. Protecting society from landslides: Cases studies from investigation to delivery” Oliver Batchelor, General Manager, KELLER “From Mud Ponds to Mining Port – Investigation, Design, Testing, Implementation and Verification of Ground Improvement Works at NCIG” Richard Evans, Managing Geotechnical Engineer, GHD “Smart Investigations and …more

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Young Geotech Conference – Noosa

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGS & WIEQ Joint Event

Join us for this annual technical event highlighting learnings from successful female leaders in the geotechnical field followed by networking over drinks and canapés. Erin Sweeney, Senior Geotechnical Engineer Century Mine Erin has over 10yrs experience as a geotechnical engineer and geologist. Erin has worked in open cut and underground mines across coal and hard …more

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Monthly Seminar – Open cut Mining/Slope stability

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Digital Photogrammetry, a Practical Tool for the Modern Geotechnical Practitioner – Applications for Mining and Civil Geotechnics

ABSTRACT Digital photogrammetry is revolutionizing the task of remote geotechnical mapping of jointed rock masses and has greatly increased in popularity and sophistication in recent years for this application. Less well known however, are the many other applications of this technology for geotechnical engineering and associated fields, including landslide mapping, slope monitoring, geological mapping, tunnel …more

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Monthly Seminar – Jack Box Tunneling

ABSTRACT Already recipient of a major international engineering award, the jacked boxes comprise two 65m long concrete structures which were jacked beneath the main North Coast railway line (6 operating tracks) at Toombul in difficult ground conditions.  The operation was one of the largest of its type ever undertaken – each box weighing around 10,000 …more

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Foundation Workshop – Logging of Core for Civil Geotechnical Purposes

COURSE OVERVIEW The course aims to (further) educate geologists, geotechnical/environmental engineers and geotechnicians who are tasked with logging drillhole core derived from a civil geotechnical investigation. No prior experience in logging rock core is assumed, the aim being to familiarise participants who may not have had much opportunity to log core in the field with …more

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Foundation properties of variably weathered rock beneath a heavy mineral processing plant

This presentation covers an assessment of rock mass properties in a large foundation for a new Ball Mill at McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory, Australia. The results of geotechnical mapping in a substantial foundation excavation in a sequence of variably weathered meta-sediments are described. Deformation modulus values are evaluated using estimated UCS values and fracture …more

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Mining Geotechnics: A glimpse into the “Dark Art”

It has been called a “Dark Art”. Perhaps more than any other field of engineering, mining geotechnics embraces uncertainty. Comparatively, information is sparse, scope can be fickle, and compromise is your constant companion. There is art in the science and alchemy in the engineering. Rock is the game and geology is king. Soil mechanics, often …more

Posted in 2014 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

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

Posted in 2014 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

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

Posted in 2014 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

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

Posted in 2014 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

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

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

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

Posted in 2014 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

2011 Géotechnique Lecture – Foundation Design for Offshore Wind Turbines

The UK Government has put in place ambitious plans for energy generation from renewable sources for the next decade, and beyond. To achieve these targets a substantial contribution from offshore wind is required. At present there are just over one thousand offshore wind turbines installed and operating around the UK, with hundreds more currently being …more

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