Monthly Archives: May 2015

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Queensland

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that More Information…

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Retaining Structures for Grade Separations

Abstract Over the next eight years, the State Government will deliver a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Melbourne, improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services. Solutions which involve lowering of road or rail below ground level typically require carefully engineered retaining structures to minimise impacts on More Information…

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AGS QLD Chapter Symposium: Problem Ground

Summary (see flyer for more details) Keynote Address John Read (formerly CSIRO) – ‘Slope design in weak rocks’ Bruce Walker (JK Geotechnics) – ‘Clay is a four letter word’ Glen Fergus (Golder Associates) – ‘Soft clay and engineering in limonite soil’ David Williams (The University of Queensland) – ‘Accommodating the low bearing capacity of mine More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint AGS-QLD / ATS Technical Presentation:
The future of TBMs and the tunnel linings they leave behind

Members of the Queensland ATS and AGS chapters and visitors are invited to attend our Technical Session to be held on Thursday 10th September 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm at Aurecon Brisbane Office, Level 6, 32 Turbot Street Brisbane. Due to building security, meet near the Tank Restaurant at the bottom of the building and Aurecon More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE* Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering Presented by John Simmons Abstract The observational method is a respected pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Masterclass focused on Aspects of Piling (FULL)

AGS Queensland invite you to a Piling Masterclass. The event will be moderated by Stephen Buttling, with technical presentations provided by Martin Larish and David Klingberg. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. There are only 20 spaces available for this event which are expected to fill quickly, so if you wish to attend please More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |