Survey Request — Conference on Transportation Geotechnics


Survey responses close early next week on 31 October 2023

I have been asked to present on the current state of practice in transportation geotechnics and ground improvement at the 5th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics in Sydney, 20-22 November 2024.

Costs of transport infrastructure are often split somewhat evenly between earthworks, structures, pavements / track and project administration/delivery.  The cost of the geotechnical elements can increase when tunnelling or ground improvement is involved and the highest risk can often be ‘getting out of the ground’.

Our profession plays a key role in delivering transport infrastructure and we can gain insight by reflecting on the state of practice. Rather than impose my opinions on our community, I would appreciate your responses to the survey linked below by close of business, 31 October 2023 which I will collate, present and make available via the Australian Geomechanics Society website.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Richard Kelly

Chief Technical Principal – SMEC Australia
Conjoint Professor of Practice, University of Newcastle, Australia