Monthly Archives: February 2017

Groundwater and Deep Excavations

Abstract Due to popularity and a large number of requests, this talk is a longer format of the AGS Vic symposium keynote talk by Rob Day. The presence of groundwater in deep excavations in soil and rock has the potential to profoundly impact bit the stability of the excavation, and the impacts that the excavation …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

56th Rankine Lecture, Perth:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

56th Rankine Lecture, Adelaide:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

56th Rankine Lecture, Hobart:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

56th Rankine Lecture, Melbourne:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

56th Rankine Lecture, Newcastle:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

56th Rankine Lecture, Brisbane:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

56th Rankine Lecture, Sydney:
Geotechnics and Energy

Abstract Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This 56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising, mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences of fossil fuel consumption. The Lecture’s three main sections report recent geotechnical research relating to these wide ranging …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Annual General Meeting – Newcastle Chapter
(2016 AGM Rescheduled)

The 2016 committee for the Newcastle Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics society invites all members and their guests to attend last year’s postponed 2016 Annual General Meeting. Attendees are welcome to remain for dinner after the AGM at a cost of approximately $20 per person. The agenda for this year’s meeting is as follows: Welcome …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

Posted in 2017 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Structural engineering contributions to geotechnical failures

Abstract Like most failures, geotechnical failures usually comprise a number of contributing factors which align to bring about the failure. Whilst some fault may be attributed to the geotechnical engineer, too often, fault can also be attributed to the structural engineer. In most cases the engineers involved have not fully understood the risks involved in …more

Posted in 2017 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Technical Lecture: Outcomes of the Embankment Prediction Symposium

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Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

NZGS – 20th Symposium – What In Earth Is Going On: balancing risk reward, regulation and reality

24-25 November, 2017 Napier, New Zealand http://www.nzgs2017.co.nz/ Call for Abstracts  

Posted in Conferences & Events, International Events |

Christchurch Town Hall: Foundation Stabilisation Using Jet Grouting Technique

Abstract Following damage caused by the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, the NZ$127.5million Christchurch Town Hall Restoration project is due for completion in 2018. The building is undergoing extensive repairs and a strengthening regime to meet New Zealand’s New Building Standard. One major aspect of the project is the stabilisation of the soil directly beneath the building …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |