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Geotechnical Risk – A contractor’s perspective

About the presentation This session will be presented by a senior construction executive, who will discuss the nature of geotechnical risk as viewed by construction contractors, and via some real-life examples, discuss how these risks can best be communicated and managed for the benefit of successful project outcomes. About Vito Trantino Vito is a professional More Information…

Posted in 2018 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AGS SA-NT Annual Seminar 2018 – Call for Abstracts

Design and Construction of Earthworks and Pavements on Expansive Clay The South Australian-Northern Territories Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce the 2018 AGS Seminar titled “Design and construction of earthworks and pavements on expansive clay” which is to be held on 15 October 2018. The seminar forms part of the More Information…

Posted in 2018 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

2018 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night

The Young Geotechnical Professionals Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations and a selection of posters by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. The following presentations will be given during the evening. Vera Li Menard Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) for NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Bridge More Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Divergence in the science and practice of engineering geology

Abstract This talk will be given in two parts. First up, in my capacity as the IAEG VP for Australasia I will give a brief update on the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment both nationally and internationally. This includes some of the key activities and initiatives planned or currently underway. This will More Information…

Posted in 2018 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geotechnical Design Innovations from the Waikato Expressway project

Abstract The Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway in New Zealand is being delivered by the City Edge Alliance and has just completed its second earthworks season. The project involves the construction of approximately 22km of expressway standard roadway with 17 grade separated bridges and five major interchanges. Mark was the earthworks design lead for More Information…

Posted in 2018 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Critical State Soil Mechanics:
125 years of history to current use

About the presentation This presentation was presented for the 16th Jennings Memorial Lecture 2018 recently hosted by the Geotechnical Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. Abstract Any particular soil can exist over a range of void ratio (or its alternate identity, density). Critical state soil mechanics (CSSM) is a theory linking a More Information…

Posted in 2018 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Optimising Site Investigations Using a Risk-based Approach

Abstract It is well accepted that, in civil engineering construction projects, the largest element of financial and technical risk generally lies beneath the ground. Indeed, structural foundation failure, construction over-runs and delays can often be attributed to inadequate and/or inappropriate site investigations. Unfortunately, geotechnical engineers have, at their disposal, limited guidance when designing the extent More Information…

Posted in 2018 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Optimising Site Investigations Using a Risk-based Approach

Abstract It is well accepted that, in civil engineering construction projects, the largest element of financial and technical risk generally lies beneath the ground. Indeed, structural foundation failure, construction over-runs and delays can often be attributed to inadequate and/or inappropriate site investigations. Unfortunately, geotechnical engineers have, at their disposal, limited guidance when designing the extent More Information…

Posted in 2018 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

GIS for Geotechs Short Course

Empowering geotechnical practitioners with geographic information systems The Australian Geomechanics Society is offering a new short course that is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a focus on geotechnical applications. All geotechnical investigations have significant spatial components and GIS software is an appropriate and powerful tool for bringing diverse data sources together to More Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geotechnical Challenges of Bridge Approach Embankments and Foundations in Poor Ground – Lessons Learnt from RMS Projects

Abstract Construction of bridge approach embankments over soft clays causes significant geotechnical challenges in terms of large total and differential settlements, lateral movements, and high excess pore-water pressures. In addition, project design requirements are to meet stringent post construction and differential settlements for the whole design life of structures. Soft ground improvement measures are often More Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Recent transport projects and their geotechnical challenges

About the presentation Recent Transport projects in Adelaide have provided geotechnical challenges such as embankments on soft marine soils, construction below the groundwater table, excavation and retaining of stiff unsaturated clays. Geotechnical Engineers involved in the design and construction will present the key challenges encountered and lessons learned.um. Overview Michael Anchor DPTI O-Bahn Extension Tom More Information…

Posted in 2018 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

AGS NSW Research Award 2018
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

AGS NSW Research Award 2018
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle, News |

AGS VIC 2018 Symposium – Geotechnics and Transport Infrastructure

Call for Abstracts The Event In recent years Victoria has seen significant investment in transport infrastructure as part of a plan to manage the demands of a growing population and expanding urban fringe. The construction of Melbourne Metro, a second crossing of the Yarra River, rail and freeway upgrades as well as numerous level crossing More Information…

Posted in 2018 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, News, Victoria |

Ground Improvement for International Container Terminal at Webb Dock

Abstract The International Container Terminal at Webb Dock in Melbourne involved ground improvement of a reclaimed site underlain by high compressible marine clays referred to locally as Coode Island Silt (CIS). The proposed development was to impose additional ground surcharge from the stack of 5 containers high and repeated loads from Automated Stacking Cranes. It More Information…

Posted in 2018 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Workshop on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Practicing Engineers – Sydney 2018

For more information please see the workshop page under courses here. The aim of these workshops is to enhance the capabilities of practicing engineers when applying soil mechanics, analysing data and solving problems involving unsaturated soils. The workshops will be delivered by experts on unsaturated soils from UNSW’s Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety. Unsaturated More Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, General, Meeting, News, Sydney |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – Darwin 2018

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 SA Meetings, General, Meeting, News, South Australia and NT |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – Melbourne 2018

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 Victoria Meetings, General, Meeting, News, Victoria |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – Adelaide 2018

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 SA Meetings, General, Meeting, News, South Australia and NT |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – Sydney 2018

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 Information…

Posted in 2018 Sydney Meetings, General, Meeting, Sydney |