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2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Brisbane

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

Posted in 2017 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Hobart

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

Posted in 2017 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Adelaide

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 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Richard Cavagnaro Award and Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night

 Save the date, more details to come.

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

An evening at Broons Centre of Excellence in Rolling Dynamic Compaction

More than 35 years have passed since the late Graham Bowes introduced the Broons Square Impact Roller onto the world market. Rolling Dynamic Compaction, as it is now called, has become widely accepted by the geotechnical profession to fix problematic sites as they explore a wide range of uses for this specialist compaction equipment. Anywhere …more

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

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Adelaide

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

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

Use of vegetation to assess ground conditions

About the presentation Before drilling a borehole or digging a test pit, just looking at the vegetation can tell us quite a bit about the ground conditions. Is the groundwater shallow? Is the groundwater brackish? Is the site likely to be contaminated? Plants such as paperbark trees, samphire and castor oil bushes can provide a …more

Posted in 2017 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Evening Seminar &
The 16th Dr Baden Clegg Award – 2017

This annual event gives a platform for our younger (under 35) geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become involved in AGS activities. Please support them by coming along to what should be a varied, interesting and exciting evening. There will be three presentations, each 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes …more

Posted in 2017 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Barangaroo Headland Project,
Winner 2016 ICE Edmund Hambly Medal

This is a joint presentation organised by with ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) and the Australian Geomechanics Society. About the presentation The Edmund Hambly Medal recognises an engineering project that makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development; last year it went to The Barangaroo Reserve. The Reserve is a waterfront development in Sydney. The completed …more

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

AGS VIC Symposium 2017 – Fully subscribed

This event is fully subscribed, no further registrations will be accepted. The Event The reactive soils of the Melbourne region form a large portion of its complex and variable geology. In particular, the basaltic volcanics situated to the north and west of Melbourne, which cover some 40% of the Melbourne region, present numerous geotechnical challenges, particularly …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award 2017

The Jack Morgan Award is presented biennially to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35. This year, six applicants have been shortlisted to give short presentations on their chosen topic and an expert panel will judge each candidate on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues. The winner will be …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2017 Vic Chapter AGM, Annual Dinner and Guest Speaker

 SAVE THE DATE, MORE DETAILS TO COME.

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Melbourne

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Melbourne

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 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Bushfires, Landslides and Geotechnical Challenges

The aftermath of the Christmas 2015 bushfires in Wye River and Separation Creek About the presentation The Christmas 2015 bushfires destroyed more than 100 homes and caused extensive vegetation loss in the townships of Wye River and Separation Creek on the Great Ocean Road in southwest Victoria. These townships are located on very steep slopes with a …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AGS Graduate Night 2017

Research students from our Victorian institutions will give a short talk on their research projects throughout the technical meeting. The main objective is to let the AGS members know about some of the current research and development studies being undertaking in Victoria, and to share and discuss R&D needs and ideas. The Grad Night will …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Newcastle

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 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Newcastle

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Pile performance and pile prediction events

Abstract AS 2159-2009 requires that piles are designed to satisfy the inequality that resistance is greater than applied load at both the Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and the Serviceability Limit State (SLS). It is clear that, especially for rock socketed piles, the SLS may control, and this was acknowledged back in 1998 by Pells et …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Geotechnical investigation and pile testing for tallest building in the world

Abstract Golder Associates was the geotechnical engineer for the Nakheel Tower in Dubai. The tower was to form the centre piece of the Nakheel Harbour and Tower development in the heart of “new Dubai”. With a planned height of over 1 km and a dead weight in excess of 2,000,000 tonnes, the tower was planned …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |