Monthly Archives: September 2015

Energy piles: Developments and common construction practices in Europe

Abstract Energy piles offer the opportunity to make dual use of our building foundations. As well as providing essential structural support to the overlying building, energy piles are also equipped with plastic heat transfer pipes to allow connection to a ground source heat pump system. In this way the foundations can also contribute to the More Information…

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Simplified models for wave-induced dynamic soil response around marine infrastructures.

Abstract The evaluation of the wave-induced dynamic soil response is particularly important for coastal and geotechnical engineers involved in the design of foundation of marine infrastructures. Seabed instability such as liquefaction occurs because the cyclic loading and the resultant interaction between the pore fluid and soil particles. This seminar will first introduce the analytical approximation More Information…

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Impact of Construction Induced Ground Movements on Performance of Existing Piles

Abstract When new developments are located in close proximity to existing structures and facilities, one important consideration for design and construction is the potential impact of the new work on the existing facilities during and after construction.  In particular, this consideration is critical when the site is located in areas where the subsoils can displace More Information…

Posted in 2015 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |