August 2015 Archive

Landslides, Risk Concepts and Case Studies

About the Presentation The presentation includes an overview of landslide types, mechanisms and discusses the role of preparatory factors and triggering causes in landslide occurrence. A brief history of Landslide Risk Management (LRM) in Australia is provided as background to a discussion of the Australian Geomechanics Society’s (AGS) 2000 and 2007 LRM Guidelines. A discussion More Information…

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Measuring the pressure induced by bench blasting and deciphering explosive performance through rockmass response analysis

Abstract Rockmass response analysis in blasting is an important element for determining the performance of a blast along with its other outcomes. Near-field monitoring for rockmass response analysis is vital for determining the behaviour of a blast. However, due to costly and cumbersome methods involved in such measurements the subject has received scant attention so More Information…

Posted in 2015 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Quantifying quantitative rock fall risk – How many rocks? How far?

Abstract AGS Landslide Risk Management Guidelines require that quantitative risk assessment be undertaken where there is a risk to life. When it comes to rock fall risk, a meaningful quantitative risk assessment often requires quantification of both boulder generation rates and travel distances. Three case studies are discussed each presenting methods of quantifying risk with More Information…

Posted in 2015 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – SYD

About the course. Next course in Sydney is on 11th of September 2015. SYD SRL Course Flyer and Registration Form

Posted in 2015 Sydney Meetings, Courses, Meeting, Sydney |

Advances in Earthquake Engineering post the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes

Talking Points Dr Gary Chapman, a principal Geotechnical Engineer with Golder Associates, has been working closely with the Golder Associates’ Christchurch office since the 2011 earthquakes. His presentation will outline some of the learnings that have come out of the disaster and the  work that has been carried out in the design of new buildings More Information…

Posted in 2015 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |