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Site visit: Geology of Brisbane

Posted in 2009 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Brisbane Slope Rehabilitation

Posted in 2009 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGM/Christmas Dinner

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint Presentation with Structural Branch

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Risk, Uncertainty, Ignorance & Vagueness – Another Industry-Wide Forum

John Simmons John has over 38 years geotechnical experience as an academic, designer, and consultant, with the past 15 years working independently and specialising in open pit coal mining slope stability and industrial foundations. He is also involved in risk management training and investigations of professional misconduct. John has faced hazards from language, culture, geological …more

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geological Constraints and Geotechnical Issues in Mechanized Tunnelling

Mechanized tunnelling is evolving dramatically and every year constraints are reduced and TBM tunnelling is applied in new geological situations. Progressing from homogeneous, stable rocks through heterogeneous formation and unstable rocks, today the positive control of the face, or dealing with squeezing ground, constitute a great advance. Tomorrow we can expect the same TBM for …more

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Technical Forum

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint Presentation with Women in Engineering

Women represent a small but active part of the Geotechnical community: This evening meeting draws together a selection of female speakers from different areas of Geomechanics to celebrate the achievements of female engineers and geologists in Queensland. Roadheader Tunnel Excavations in Brisbane Rock Types Sarah Hateley, Golding Expanding urban populations are placing pressure on current …more

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Designing With High Strength Geosynthetics

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Concepts & Parameters Related to Ground Improvement Illustrated by Case Histories

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee on Ground Improvement, has proposed a classification system of ground improvement techniques according to the general nature of the soil, (frictional or cohesive) and the inclusion or exclusion of added material. This classification system has been detailed in the state of the art …more

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

“Great Man-made River” Project

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

2009 EH Davis Memorial Lecture – Recent Advances In The Application Of Vertical Drains And Vacuum Preloading In Soft Soil Stabilization

Much of the world’s essential infrastructure is built along congested costal belts composed of highly compressible and weak soils up to significant depths. Alluvial and marine soft clay deposits have very low bearing capacity and excessive settlement characteristics, with direct design and maintenance implications on tall structures, large commercial buildings, as well as port and …more

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

The Mystery of Unsaturated Soils

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

CPTS

16 Charles PlMANLY WESTQLD 4179 Phone: 0407 375 977 www.cpts.com.au

Posted in Corporate Members |

Shirley Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd

Pymble Corporate CentreSuite 2A, Building 320 Bridge StreetPYMBLENSW 2073 Phone: (02) 9449 5577Fax: (02) 9449 5136 www.shirley.net.au

Posted in Corporate Members |

Probedrill Pty Ltd

9 Baling Street, COCKBURN CENTRAL WA 6164 Ph: (08) 9417 9933 Fax: (08) 9417 3399 www.probedrill.com.au

Posted in Corporate Members |

Wastewater Treatment Plant at Christmas Island

The population of Christmas Island has trebled in recent years following the arrival of asylum seekers arriving in boats from Indonesia. Designing a WWTP for a largely itinerant population has presented a serious challenge to Water Corporation engineers. The project comprises upgrade of the existing WWTP at Smith Point, a new pumping station at North …more

Posted in 2011 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Young Geotechnical Engineers evening Seminar and 10th Baden Clegg Award

This annual event gives a platform for our younger (under 35) geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become more involved in AGS activities. Please support them by coming along to what should be a varied, interesting and exciting evening. There will be four presentations, each 10 minutes long, with 5 …more

Posted in 2011 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Landslide risk management in the Coastal Limestones of Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth

The coastal limestones along the Mount Eliza Escarpment in Kings Park, Perth, have a history of landslides and ongoing slope instability. With a major arterial road along its base, the escarpment has been the subject of a number of geotechnical and quantitative risk assessments. A programme of landslide risk management has been implemented by the …more

Posted in 2011 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Some Geotechnical Challenges

This presentation will discuss a number of challenging geotechnical issues relating to footing design that the speaker has observed over the course of his career. These issues include: collapsing soils; residential type footing designs in arid areas; the special geotechnical considerations associated with jacked piling leading to the incorporation of several aspects of jacked piling …more

Posted in 2011 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |