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Natural hazards, risk, and the resilience of U.S. transportation infrastructure

ABSTRACT Natural hazards are one source of risk to transportation infrastructure. Deterioration and the deferral of maintenance present a separate source of risk, though both can be managed. The National Highway Performance Program now in place in the United States requires that states perform risk-based asset management of pavement and bridges and encourages that other …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Natural hazards, risk, and the resilience of U.S. transportation infrastructure

ABSTRACT Natural hazards are one source of risk to transportation infrastructure. Deterioration and the deferral of maintenance present a separate source of risk, though both can be managed. The National Highway Performance Program now in place in the United States requires that states perform risk-based asset management of pavement and bridges and encourages that other …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2017 Future graduates networking BBQ

To celebrate the submission of their final year geotechnical design project, AGS Newcastle is hosting a BBQ for civil engineering students at The University of Newcastle. Join us for free refreshments and an opportunity to network with local professionals and the next generation of geotechnical engineers. Venue location CAMPUS MAP

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Soil and Rock logging workshop

For more information please see the workshop page under courses here. The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is hosting a course on Soil and Rock Logging. The one day course will aim to educate geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geo-technicians and other relevant professionals in logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

2017 GHD Prize in Geomechanics

Save the date, more details to come… Venue location CAMPUS MAP

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Richard Cavagnaro Award (SA/NT)

This award perpetuates the memory of Richard Cavagnaro (1941-2006), who was a respected member of the South Australian Geomechanics community and a long standing SA/NT chapter committee member. Richard worked for a number of consulting firms, local government organisations and universities and devoted much time and support to the development of young geotechnical professionals during …more

Posted in Awards |

RMS Geotechnical Challenges and Opportunities in New South Wales

Abstract NSW is experiencing an unprecedented infrastructure boom. In 2017 alone, the NSW government will have spent circa $5 billion on road projects, the two largest being the Pacific Highway Upgrade and West-connex. At the same time, RMS has been undergoing significant structural change, meaning projects have to be delivered in new ways. This presentation …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

AGS SA-NT Seminar 2017

In situ testing of soil and rock The SA/NT Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present our one day seminar for 2017, which will be held on Monday 16th October 2017. The Seminar forms part of a continuing program of technical events organised by the Chapter and will focus on in …more

Posted in 2017 SA Meetings, Meeting, News, South Australia & NT News, South Australia and NT |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Perth

About the presentation Establishment of a national soft soil field testing facility was a Legacy of the Ballina Bypass Alliance. Prediction of embankment settlement at the design stage of BBA proved to be inaccurate in many cases during construction. Use of the Observational Method during construction allowed actions to be taken that overcame the effects …more

Posted in 2017 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

MEMS and other Miniaturised Electronics as Geotechnical Engineering Tools

About the presentation Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors have become a common part of everyday life. These sensors tell mobile phone screens to rotate when tilted, ensure the car icon in GPS applications points in the correct direction, and inform drivers when tyre pressures are low. The pervasiveness of MEMS is due to their low cost …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

10th Conference of the Mine Subsidence Technological Society

5-7 November, 2017 Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley NSW Flyer Website Registrations List of abstracts

Posted in Australian Events, Conferences & Events, General |

The application of near-surface geophysical techniques in geotechnical engineering

Abstract Near-surface geophysics is used by engineers as a tool to measure the physical properties of the earth and provide interpretation of the geological conditions. Geophysical techniques are often used in parallel with other engineering tools such as drilling, CPTs, soil sampling and test-pitting. Some geophysical techniques have a direct application to provide geotechnical parameters …more

Posted in 2017 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Hobart

About the presentation Establishment of a national soft soil field testing facility was a Legacy of the Ballina Bypass Alliance. Prediction of embankment settlement at the design stage of BBA proved to be inaccurate in many cases during construction. Use of the Observational Method during construction allowed actions to be taken that overcame the effects …more

Posted in 2017 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

AGS NSW Research Award 2017
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations

As part of their ongoing support of academic institutions and students, the Sydney and Newcastle Chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society are offering the prestigious AGS NSW Research Award for research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology. The award aims to provide a forum for research students from NSW universities to showcase their research to …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle, Sydney |

AGS QLD Symposium 2017

The History of Geotechnics The Queensland chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to present their annual full day Symposium. Speakers Keynote Speaker Harry Poulos Coffey Services Australia Richard Herraman South Australia DPTI David Starr Golder Associates John Braybrooke Douglas Partners Stephen Buttling National Geotechnical Consultants This event is proudly sponsored by: Platinum …more

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland, Queensland News |

Natural hazards, risk, and the resilience of U.S. transportation infrastructure

ABSTRACT Natural hazards are one source of risk to transportation infrastructure. Deterioration and the deferral of maintenance present a separate source of risk, though both can be managed. The National Highway Performance Program now in place in the United States requires that states perform risk-based asset management of pavement and bridges and encourages that other …more

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

The Impact of recent high profile Tailings Dam Failures

Presentation (Only members who have logged-in will be able to see this video) Venue location

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |