August 2016 Archive

Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and Seismic Dilatometer Testing (SDMT) Field Demonstration (fully booked)

Please click here for details of the Technical Presentation entitled “Key Learnings from conducting In Situ Testing”, by Professor Paul Mayne, which will commence at 6pm at the University of Melbourne, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton, 2nd Floor, Lecture Theatre 217. About the demonstration For some time, the AGS has been been trying to arrange a More Information…

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” – Voltaire Abstract More and more, society requires to know the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession should increasingly be reducing exposure to threats, reducing risk and protecting people. The objective of the 55th Rankine More Information…

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Use of onshore test sites for developing soil characterisation methods and verifying foundation solutions

About the presentation For more than 50 years, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has actively used onshore test sites for both Consulting and Research & Development (R&D) work. Whilst most of the test sites have consisted of soft clays, other soils such as over-consolidated clays, silts, sands and permafrost have also been represented. The sites More Information…

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

AGS Sydney Symposium 2016

Ground Stabilisation Techniques for Problematic Soils & Unstable Rocks The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present the 20th Annual Sydney Symposium which will be held on Friday 11th November 2016. The Symposium forms part of the continuing program of events by the Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society More Information…

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Abandoned Mine Subsidence Geomechanics

This is a joint presentation with AusIMM Hunter Region. Analysing the mechanisms governing subsidence over old abandoned mines About Ebrahim Fathi Ebrahim Fathi is a Geotechnical Engineer with over nine years of experience in rock mechanics, and the design and stability analysis of surface and underground excavations. He served as a tunnel engineer for the More Information…

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |