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Richard Wolters Prize (IAEG)

Basis of the Award Biennial scientific achievement by a young engineering geologist (under 40) and a member of IAEG. Nominees should exhibit a significant list of publications, with outstanding contribution in the last decade. IAEG By-laws Past Australian Winners 2010 – Darren Paul

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Hans Cloos Medal (IAEG)

Basis of the Award Biennial award in conjunction with the Int. IAEG / Geological Congress. Engineering geologists with an international reputation for their eminent contribution.   IAEG By-laws

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Rocha Medal (ISRM) – 2019 Call for Nominations

NOMINATIONS TO BE RECEIVED BY AGS BY 1 DECEMBER 2017 The ISRM Rocha Medal has been awarded annually by the ISRM, since 1982, for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of ISRM Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating young researchers. Besides the Rocha medal awarded to the winner, one or …more

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The role of testing for pile design in Australia

ABSTRACT This presentation examines some implications of the recent (2009) edition of the Australian Piling Standard (AS2159) on the design of piles in Australia. The relative benefits of static and dynamic testing are reviewed and their contribution to reliability is assessed and compared with partial factors recommended by AS2159 (2009). Information from a range case …more

Posted in 2014 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Pile testing at the Superway

ABSTRACT The South Road Superway is a 4.8 kilometre non-stop corridor with a 2.8 kilometre elevated roadway between the Port River Expressway and Regency Road in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the largest road project ever undertaken in South Australia. The elevated roadway is a 50 span viaduct, 42 of whose spans are 60m long …more

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Seismic Upgrade of Hindmarsh Valley Dam

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Monthly Lecture Student Presentations

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Distinguished Lecture

ABSTRACT Although the origins of geoenvironmental engineering can be traced to numerous activities, the transformative event was leakage of toxic chemicals from the chemical waste dump at Love Canal, New York, in the late 1970’s. The actual and alleged health impacts produced dramatic changes in regulations and stringent new requirements for disposal of hazardous and …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

SAKHALIN II Phase 2 PROJECT: Challenges of Seismic and Arctic Environment

The development of the Sakhalin 2 oil and gas fields at a cost of US$22 billion is the largest foreign investment in Russia and is currently producing around 400,000boe/day. The fields are situated in a region of severe seismic activity East of the Sakhalin Island in the sea of Okhotsk, which is covered with sea …more

Posted in 2014 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Numerical Modelling Of Dynamic Saturated Soil And Pore Fluid Interaction

Earthquake induced liquefaction has caused extensively damage to various cities and one of the most notable one is the damage caused to Christchurch on 22nd February 2011. Liquefaction occurs because of the interaction between the soil particles and its pore fluid. The seminar will describe the cause of liquefaction and the typical damage it causes. …more

Posted in 2014 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Annual AGS Symposium – The geotechnical life cycle, from investigation to delivery

Speaker Biographies Suzanne Lacasse (NGI), Technical Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute “Extension of the 8th Terzaghi Oration. Protecting society from landslides: Cases studies from investigation to delivery” Oliver Batchelor, General Manager, KELLER “From Mud Ponds to Mining Port – Investigation, Design, Testing, Implementation and Verification of Ground Improvement Works at NCIG” Richard Evans, Managing Geotechnical Engineer, GHD “Smart Investigations and …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Young Geotech Conference – Noosa

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AGS & WIEQ Joint Event

Join us for this annual technical event highlighting learnings from successful female leaders in the geotechnical field followed by networking over drinks and canapés. Erin Sweeney, Senior Geotechnical Engineer Century Mine Erin has over 10yrs experience as a geotechnical engineer and geologist. Erin has worked in open cut and underground mines across coal and hard …more

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Monthly Seminar – Open cut Mining/Slope stability

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Digital Photogrammetry, a Practical Tool for the Modern Geotechnical Practitioner – Applications for Mining and Civil Geotechnics

ABSTRACT Digital photogrammetry is revolutionizing the task of remote geotechnical mapping of jointed rock masses and has greatly increased in popularity and sophistication in recent years for this application. Less well known however, are the many other applications of this technology for geotechnical engineering and associated fields, including landslide mapping, slope monitoring, geological mapping, tunnel …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Monthly Seminar – Jack Box Tunneling

ABSTRACT Already recipient of a major international engineering award, the jacked boxes comprise two 65m long concrete structures which were jacked beneath the main North Coast railway line (6 operating tracks) at Toombul in difficult ground conditions.  The operation was one of the largest of its type ever undertaken – each box weighing around 10,000 …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Foundation Workshop – Logging of Core for Civil Geotechnical Purposes

COURSE OVERVIEW The course aims to (further) educate geologists, geotechnical/environmental engineers and geotechnicians who are tasked with logging drillhole core derived from a civil geotechnical investigation. No prior experience in logging rock core is assumed, the aim being to familiarise participants who may not have had much opportunity to log core in the field with …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Foundation properties of variably weathered rock beneath a heavy mineral processing plant

This presentation covers an assessment of rock mass properties in a large foundation for a new Ball Mill at McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory, Australia. The results of geotechnical mapping in a substantial foundation excavation in a sequence of variably weathered meta-sediments are described. Deformation modulus values are evaluated using estimated UCS values and fracture …more

Posted in 2014 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Mining Geotechnics: A glimpse into the “Dark Art”

It has been called a “Dark Art”. Perhaps more than any other field of engineering, mining geotechnics embraces uncertainty. Comparatively, information is sparse, scope can be fickle, and compromise is your constant companion. There is art in the science and alchemy in the engineering. Rock is the game and geology is king. Soil mechanics, often …more

Posted in 2014 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

2012 John Jaeger Lecture: Introducing Geotechnical Design to Shallow Geothermal Systems

Contrary to the popular view of geothermal energy, shallow geothermal systems make use of the ground at normal temperatures within a few tens of metres of the surface as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer to heat and cool buildings. A ground source heat pump or GSHP, in combination with …more

Posted in 2014 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |