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Culvert and sewer deterioration and repair using polymer liners

One Day Workshop Central to the maintenance of human health is the supply of safe drinking water and the disposal of wastewater. Much of our water supply and water removal infrastructure is now in poor condition, and civil engineers and the society they serve face an increasing challenge to maintain these basic services. Aging infrastructure …more

Posted in 2012 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Soil and Rock Logging – AS1726 Geotechnical Site Investigations

The course aims to educate geotechnical, environmental engineers, geologists and geotechnicians who find themselves logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations. The content assumed that the participants already have a basic understanding of soil and rock logging. The course is particularly relevant to professionals starting their …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Fundamental issues in developing a code of practice for geotechnical design

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, Western Australia |

Seminar on the Engineering Geology of WA

The Western Australian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) provides advance notice of a seminar to be held on the Engineering Geology of Western Australia. This seminar will present an overview of the engineering geology of WA and will look at geological conditions, geomorphology and geohazards unique to the region and how these conditions …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – AS1726 Geotechnical Site Investigations

This course is now full The Western Australian 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 logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Evaluation of Soil Liquification and Post-Earthquake Deformation using CPT

The presentation will provide a brief background on soil liquefaction and describe how the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) can be used to evaluate the potential for liquefaction as well as estimate post-earthquake deformations. Example case histories will be used to illustrate the methodology. The presentation will compare and discuss recent CPT-based methods.

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

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. These techniques have the major disadvantage of the need to presuppose an appropriate failure mechanism. This can lead to inaccurate predictions of the true failure load, especially for cases involving layered materials, complex …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Quaking with Fear

Analysing Adelaide’s risk of a major earthquake, its likely impact and what we’re doing about it In February 2011 Christchurch experienced its second major seismic event in six months, leaving the city devastated. The magnitude 6.3 quake took 185 lives, caused billions of dollars worth of damage and prompted us to ask an unsettling question: …more

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

Conglomerates, thick coals, and claystones: Underground mining in the soft rocks of the Newcastle coalfield

The Newcastle Coal Measures contain several very thick conglomerates, at least one thick coal seam where the development roof is coal, and several claystones with soil strengths. Optimizing mine layouts in these geological conditions has used a number of standard analytical tools from rock and soil mechanics in lieu of empirical and numerical methods. A …more

Posted in 2012 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Refinement of the Conceptual Ground Model for Melbourne Metro

Members and visitors are invited to a presentation on the ongoing refinement of the conceptual ground model for the proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnels. Anthony Bennett, from the Public Transport Victoria’s Technical Adviser team, will set the context of the project, outlining the proposed new rail link beneath North Melbourne, the CBD, and St Kilda …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Young Engineers Boat Cruise, “Why I love my job – as a geotechnical engineer”

A Entertaining Presentation, A Cruise On The Brisbane River, River City Buffet, Drinks And Business Card Draw With Prizes. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email: queensland@australiangeomechanics.org

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Volume 47, Number 2

June 2012 Cover Table of Contents View from the Chair

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Volume 47, Number 1

March 2012 Cover Table of Contents View from the Chair

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Joint AGS / Women in Engineering Event

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Tunnelling to and Under Airports

The design and construction of tunnels and other underground structures at airports is perhaps more complex than usual because of the need to interact with airport operations on airside. The presentation will give some background to past rail tunnel and station construction at Sydney Airport and on the approaches to the airport. The ground conditions …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Liquefaction Hazard in Australia

The Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 caused tremendous damage to the City of Christchurch and its surrounding areas. Aspects of the earthquakes are well documented, including the seismology as well as damage to land and structures within the CBD and suburbs. In the two years since the first earthquake occurred in September 2010, a …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Innovations in Ground Stabilisation

The principals of Stabilisation, methods of mechanical stabilisation, particularly Confinement and Tensioned Membrane Which method should be used for various applications. Heavy-duty pavements: Material handling areas, hard stands, Crane platforms etc. Case studies. The development of Mechanical stabilisation techniques from the 1970’s to present day. Key Research that has underpinned the current design methods for …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

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, Sydney |

“From Drought to Deluge” Case studies & Improving Slab Performance

“Recent changes to AS2870 and why” — Dominic Lopes, USL Group “Poor drainage, plumbing and other causes of house damage” — Paul Trentini, Storm Plastics “Slab movement cases studies – Trees, droughts, floods” — Dominic Lopes “A cost‐effective suspended slab for any site condition — Jim Prior, Polyvoid

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Groundwater Issues Related to Tunnelling

Dr Harry Asche will illustrate the importance of hydrogeology in tunnel planning, design and construction. He will also discuss the fundamentals of hydrogeology; the tools used by hydrogeologists to define and identify the critical parameters; how to make sense of the data; and “tips for tunnellers”. Mike Dudding will talk about groundwater inflow measurements, during …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |