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Seaford Rail Extension

The Seaford Rail Extension (SRE) project is a key objective in the State Government development plans to support Adelaide’s growing population and will improve public transport accessibility for residents in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. The SRE project is located along the coast between Noarlunga and Seaford, approximately 26 kilometres south of the Adelaide CBD. The project …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Management of a Highway Pavement for Subsidence Impacts from Longwall Mining

The first of a number of planned longwalls directly beneath a freeway, southwest of Sydney has been completed. After a lengthy planning period, the risks to the highway pavement were successfully managed by the road authority, the mining company and a Technical Committee including specialists in the fields of pavement engineering, geotechnical engineering and subsidence. …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

UGC & Gas To Liquids, technical and socio-economic considerations

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGM / Annual Dinner

Please register for catering purposes Drinks and networking opportunity followed by a three-course dinner with a surprise speaker. Professor Hood will discuss the science and evidence behind climate change and the sustainability crisis facing society, and suggest that engineers have a very significant role to play in providing solutions. However engineers alone cannot sort this …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Fundamental Issues in developing a code of practice for Geotechnical Design – Eurocode 7

The pressures of urbanization place demands on city infrastructure and connections between cities. The rapid urbanization in the latter half of the 20th century was carried out against a backdrop of depletion of limited natural resources, generation of wastes, including greenhouse gases, and inefficient use of energy. The Bruntland Commission and subsequent report of 1987 …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Distinguished Speaker, Rankine Lecture

Previous papers by Professor Scott Sloan for download by AGS members Ranking lecture Paper will be available in due course, please check website periodically

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGS Foundation Training Series: Laboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application

“Mistakes and Problems with Laboratory Testing” The course aims to provide information on geotechnical laboratory testing methods to professionals working in the civil and mining industry. Although the subject is often taught during formal education, the actual implementation of that knowledge is not always straight forward. Some of the issues that will be covered in …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Geotechnical Instrumentation Principles and Remote Monitoring Stephen Darmawan This part of the presentation will cover the principles of geotechnical instruments and the common sensors widely used in civil construction and infrastructure projects. There will be discussion on the criteria of having an automated real time monitoring system versus the traditional in situ observational methods. The …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Capital and Operational Carbon in Ground Engineering

The pressures of urbanization place demands on city infrastructure and connections between cities. The rapid urbanization in the latter half of the 20th century was carried out against a backdrop of depletion of limited natural resources, generation of wastes, including greenhouse gases, and inefficient use of energy. The Bruntland Commission and subsequent report of 1987 …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Logging of Core for Mining Purposes Introducing the New CoalLog Manual

The course aims to (further) educate geotechnical / environmental engineers, geologists and geotechnicians who find themselves logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in a Mining Environment and more specifically a Coal Mining Environment. The content assumes that the participants already have a basic understanding of soil and rock logging. The course is particularly relevant …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGS Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night

The Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. After the presentations, you will have a chance to catch up with friends and the presenters over drinks and finger food, and see additional posters prepared by YGP’s. The following …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geomechanics & Engineering

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geomechanics & Engineering

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Posted in 2012 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geomechanics & Engineering – “Pavements on Expansive Soils”

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Geomechanics & Engineering

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting |

Geomechanics & Engineering

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Technical Aspects of Insitu Performance Testing of High Explosives – A History Lesson

Explosives have and continue to be an important part of modern mans’ means of war as well as one of key tools in the exploitation the earth’s mineral wealth. Their proper use and application are highly dependent on a number of key factors – most importantly explosive performance. John Warkentin will present an overview of …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Bogong Power Development Project Geotechnics

The completion of the Bogong Power Development Project during 2009 in the alpine region of north east Victoria involved construction of 7.6 km of tunnels and shafts and an underground power station. The project cost was $240 M and provided 140 MW of power. This project saw the completion of the ‘missing link’ in the …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Sustainable Resilient Ground Engineering

The pressures of urbanization place demands on city infrastructure and connections between cities. The rapid urbanization in the latter half of the 20th century was carried out against a backdrop of depletion of limited natural resources, generation of wastes, including greenhouse gases, and inefficient use of energy. The Bruntland Commission and subsequent report of 1987 …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

“Geomechanics and Engineering” Australian Lecture Tour May 2012

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |