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AGM & “A 21st Century Perspective on the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt”

The talk will describe some of Steve’s observations on the tombs of the “Valley of the Kings”, made whilst providing technical support during filming for a National Geographic documentary in 2008. The tombs were constructed near the present day city of Luxor, Egypt, during the 500 year period of the “New Kingdom”, between 1570 to …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Women that rock!

Join us for the annual Australian Geomechanics Society and Women in Engineering joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature short presentations from a range of speakers – all promising to be very interesting. Please come along and support your colleagues, meet others in the industry locally, and hear some very inspiring speakers. Dr …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Fundamental Issues in Developing a Code of Practice for Geotechnical Design – Eurocode 7

As Eurocode 7 becomes more widely used in Europe and elsewhere, questions raised by designers have highlighted issues that require further debate and clarification. Most of these have existed in geotechnical engineering for many years, in one form or another, but the advent of a new code, providing a common language, has brought them into …more

Posted in 2012 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Annual General Meeting and Eminent Speaker Brian Simpson OBE

The Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday 5th November, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Main Engineering Lecture Theater, University of Tasmania – School of Engineering Building, Sandy Bay, commencing at 5 30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Brian Simpson OBE, ARUP Fellow, …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Fundamental issues in developing a code of practice for geotechnical design – Eurocode 7

As Eurocode 7 becomes more widely used in Europe and elsewhere, questions raised by designers have highlighted issues that require further debate and clarification. Most of these have existed in geotechnical engineering for many years, in one form or another, but the advent of a new code, providing a common language, has brought them into …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

POSTPONED Darwin Soil and Rock Logging Course – AS1726 Geotechnical Investigations

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2013Details will be made available on the site. The South Australian/Northern Territory Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) provides notice of a course to be held on Soil and Rock Logging. The one day course will aim to educate geotechnical engineers, geologists, geo-technicians and other relevant professionals in …more

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

Fundamental issues in developing a code of practice for geotechnical design – Eurocode 7

As Eurocode 7 becomes more widely used in Europe and elsewhere, questions raised by designers have highlighted issues that require further debate and clarification. Most of these have existed in geotechnical engineering for many years, in one form or another, but the advent of a new code, providing a common language, has brought them into …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures for railways and highways in Japan

Geosynthetic-reinforced soil retaining walls (GRS-RWs) have been constructed for a total length of more than 130 km for mainly railways, including high-speed train lines, as well as for highways. With these GRS RWs, a full-height rigid (FHR) facing is constructed after a full-height wrapped-around geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls has been constructed and the major residual deformation …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Practitioner of the Year 2010 and Civil Engineer of the Year 2011

Andrew’s presentation will cover: Salient features and “take-away” lessons from some of the geotechnical projects selected from his portfolio over the last 4 decades; Background to the development of the Landslide Risk Management framework for Australia, dealing more with the challenges and issues in bringing the framework to fruition than specifically the guidelines themselves; and …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Best Victorian presentations from the 9th Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Practitioners Conference (9ANZYGPC)

The 9ANZYGPC was held for Australian and New Zealand geotechnical practitioners under the age of 35 in Melbourne between 11 July and 14 July 2012 at the Novotel, St Kilda. It was attended by 43 delegates from across Australia and New Zealand who each gave a presentation at the conference. The mentors and judges agreed …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Jointed Rock Engineering Workshop

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geotechnical Practitioner of the Year 2010 and Civil Engineer of the Year 2011

Andrew is the current AGS Geotechnical Practitioner of the Year and Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year. These are both prestigious awards within Australian engineering. The Civil Engineer of the Year award is presented annually by the Civil College of Engineers Australia to an eminent Civil Engineer considered to have made a major …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AGS SA/NT Annual Awards and Social Function

This year our annual dinner promises to be a treat. It is to be held at the Sagarmatha Nepali Restaurant, Payneham Road, Stepney, an award winning restaurant. In addition to eating fine food we will be presenting awards to several colleagues who’ve given exemplary service to our society over many years. You are cordially invited.

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

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Ground Anchors and Piling Innovations

Ancorloc (SA) products are used in all situations from low impact installations, including vine end posts and shade sails, up to large complex applications such as securing heavy machinery to factory floors and stabilising power and wind farm towers. An overview of Anchorloc systems and applications will be presented. Piling Contractors Pty Ltd operates in …more

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

Fundamental Issues in Developing a Code of Practice for Geotechnical Design – Eurocode 7

As Eurocode 7 becomes more widely used in Europe and elsewhere, questions raised by designers have highlighted issues that require further debate and clarification. Most of these have existed in geotechnical engineering for many years, in one form or another, but the advent of a new code, providing a common language, has brought them into …more

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

Young Geotechnical Professionals Evening

Dana Ippolito, Bo Wang, Stephen Carr, Geyashwi Bhowany (University of Adelaide) An Improved Estimated of In-situ CBR using Artificial Intelligence Modeling Sam Muirhead (Parsons Brinckerhoff) Lime Stabilisation in railway track formation design for Seaford Rail Extension Robbie Geodecke (University of Adelaide) Remediation of Contaminated Land, Case Study Love Canal, NYS Warren Dowd (Coffey Geotechnics) Near …more

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

51st Rankine Lecture – Geotechnical Stability Analysis

Historically, geotechnical stability analysis has been performed by a variety of approximate methods that are based on the notion of limit equilibrium. Although they appeal to engineering intuition, these techniques have a number of major disadvantages, not the least of which is the need to presuppose an appropriate failure mechanism in advance. This feature can …more

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

51st Rankine Lecture – Geotechnical Stability Analysis

Historically, geotechnical stability analysis has been performed by a variety of approximate methods that are based on the notion of limit equilibrium. Although they appeal to engineering intuition, these techniques have a number of major disadvantages, not the least of which is the need to presuppose an appropriate failure mechanism in advance. This feature can …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Piers in Reactive Clay Soils

Design of pier and grade beam foundations in highly expansive soils is one of the most important and challenging aspects of geotechnical engineering. Existing design methods consider only uniform soil profiles, and piers with limited length to diameter ratios. These methods are restricted with regard to evaluation of more complex aspects of pier heave. A …more

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

Reducing CAPEX by Managing Geotechnical Risk on Projects

Symposium Booklet Directions to the Myer Centre carpark Whole day seminar with drinks and networking opportunities afterwards. Welcome Speech and Opening comments, by Organising Chair Keynote Speaker, Andrew Leventhal (GHD Geotechnics) & ndash; “Presentation by AGS GYP 2010 and CEY 2011” Maurice Frazer (Fraser Geologics NZ) – “Canterbury Earthquakes, Christchurch, NZ: Retaining Wall Damage and …more

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |