Blog Archiv1es

Mini-symposium: Engineering Advances in Earthworks. Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Women in Geotechnical Practice

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Anchor Retaining Wall Systems CPD Seminar Invitation

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Legal & Technical Problems for Practitioners in the Residential Construction Industry

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Embankment Construction using light-weight fill

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Poulos Lecture: Some Reflections on a Geotechnical Life

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Public Lecture – Engineering History in Cooma Rock

This lecture is additional to our monthly meetings

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Ok Tedi Landslide

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Two Failures on Gold Coast

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Dubai Experiences

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Expounding the Bounds of Impact Roller Applications

Posted in 2007 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Young Geotechicnal Professionals’ Night

Peter Retsos: Investigation of the Piles Creek Embankment Collapse An embankment at Piles Creek failed during heavy rain in June 2007. Five deaths occurred when a vehicle then drove into the void created by the collapse. The subsequent investigation of the collapse was undertaken by Connell Wagner in a collegial manner with expert representatives from …more

Posted in 2008 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Reducing Slope Risk on Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Lawrence Hargrave Drive north of Wollongong is one of the most scenic coastal roads in New South Wales. Several years ago a section of the road was judged to have the highest slope risk in the state with a long history of rock falls, debris flows, embankment failures and road closures. In 2003, the State …more

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Role of the Principal Contractor

An introduction to the role of the Principal Contractor, the level of skill and expertise necessary to fulfill the role and the risks and liabilities which companies and individuals assume when taking on this role. Summary discussion on the key legislative requirements and the different triggers that activate the principal contractor role, and in particular, …more

Posted in 2008 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

A Brief Introduction to the Monitoring of Urban Tunneling Projects

In this short talk, Dr Bassett will set out a complete philosophy of planning, installing and assessing instrumented tunnelling projects in soft soils and hard rock ground. Approaches to observing and recording factors such as tunnel displacement, vertical settlement and horizontal strains will be discussed, along with the purpose, importance and correct procedure of implementing …more

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Geotchnical Aspects of the Eastern Busway and South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan Rail Program Alliance Projects

In May 2007, the Queensland Government updated its $82 billion blueprint for upgrading a range of infrastructure in South East Queensland (SEQ). The South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2006-2026 (SEQIP) outlines two decades of development of road, rail, water, energy, health, education and community infrastructure. Of this, $35 billion has been allocated for a roads …more

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Engineering Geologists and Risk Management

Dr Mora is currently on a speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand and is eminently qualified to speak on the top of risk management having until recently held the position of Environmental, Natural Resources and Risk Management Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank and before that Professor of Geotechnical Geology, Soils and Rocks Mechanics …more

Posted in 2008 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Technical Meeting – “Blasting in the Urban Environment”

Drilling and blasting for civil construction is a process that is sometimes unnecessarily excluded from consideration in tenders and project specifications. However modern blasting technology has made breaking rock with explosives safer, more secure, and more productive than ever before. This talk will cover some of the practicalities of blasting in built up areas, with …more

Posted in 2008 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Lane Cove Tunnel Retaining Structures

The Lane Cove Tunnel connects the M2 Motorway at North Ryde with the Gore Hill Freeway and the Pacific Highway at Artarmon. Design and construction involved about 70 retaining structures which included braced and anchored bored pile walls, soil nailing, reinforced soil wall systems and post-tensioned cantilever walls. Significant challenges related to restricted site access, …more

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Design and Construction of Asphalt Concrete Core Embankment Dams

The application of asphaltic materials in hydraulic structures can be traced back 5000 years. In the previous 50 years, asphalt concrete (AC) has been used as the water sealing section of earth fill dams in some countries such as Norway, Germany, Iran, China and the USA. AC is often used when short construction times are …more

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