Monthly Archives: July 2016

Be careful with reactive clays – some case histories

Abstract Reactive clays underlie much of Sydney and the surrounding areas. Guidance for design to cope with reactive soil movements is presented in AS2870 ‘Residential Slabs and Footings’. The principles for investigation and design are well established and should be known to practicing geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists in the Sydney area. Nonetheless, problems still …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Harnessing Wave Energy – Geo-Development Challenges

Presented by AGS WA and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Presentations These presentations are jointly organised by the Western Australia Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnical Group (OSIG) of the Society for Underwater Technology (Perth Branch). Supporting Renewable Energy Projects using High Resolution Hydrographic and Geophysical …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Disruptive technologies and a view of the future for geotechnical practice

About the Presentation James’ presentation will provide a view on the role that emerging and established technologies can play in shaping the future of geotechnical practice – both in terms of ground characterisation and construction activity. James will discuss technologies that sit at various “technology readiness levels” – some having benefits to projects of today …more

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Melbourne

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Brisbane

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Newcastle

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Hobart

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Perth

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Sydney

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |