2024 marks the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and as part of the celebrations the AGS wish to commemorate this by the issue of a Special Publication of Australian Geomechanics in September 2024 titled “Australian Engineering Geology – State of the Practice”.
Suggested themes include the following :
- Resilience against climate change, natural disasters and geological hazards.
- Engineering geology for tunnelling and underground space.
- Ground characterization for Australian conditions, e.g. duricrusts, expansive soils and carbonates.
- The role of engineering geology in a sustainable future – renewable energy and water security.
- Digital engineering geology.
- Construction materials – identification, investigation and exploitation.
- Growing the body of knowledge of engineering geology in Australia – education and competence.
- Ground investigation and measurement.
- Engineering geological ground models.
- Communication of geological matters to stakeholders.
- Interesting case studies highlighting the importance of engineering geology to the practice of geotechnical engineering in Australia.
This Special Publication also provides the opportunities to :
- Document the present state of practice of Engineering Geology in ANZ
- Raising the status of the importance of Engineering Geology in ANZ, but especially in the Australian construction/mining related industries
- The societal importance of Engineering Geology to the future
- Heightening the lack of Australian academic courses providing teaching/training in Engineering Geology
- Raising the need for the current and additional Engineering Geology based training courses offered by the AGS
- Raising the concern for the lack of registration for Engineering Geologists in the infrastructure industry especially with the RPE state legislation policies now coming into effect in Australia
Papers submitted for consideration in this Special Edition should be submitted via Scholastica no later than 29 February 2024. Early submissions are encouraged.
For further guidance on the preparation of papers, editorial policy and how to submit a paper, please refer to the Australian Geomechanics Journal webpage.
If you are unsure whether your paper is suitable for publication in this special edition, then please submit a 300 word abstract via Scholastica for consideration.
AGS encourage submissions from the geotechnical profession, other geoscience practitioners, the quarry industry, as well as academia, from ANZ and from International submissions.
If there a large number of papers then two volumes of the Special Publication may be issued