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AGS SA-NT Seminar 2016

Design considerations for cuttings, revetments and retaining structures for unsaturated clay The SA/NT Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society is pleased to announce our one day seminar for 2016. This forms part of a continuing series of technical events organised by the Chapter and will focus on design for unsaturated clay. Who should attend? Geotechnical …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

El Viar Dams In Southern Spain:
Embracing Expansive Clay

Dam Construction Using Expansive Clay,<br>Case Study of two dams built in Southern Spain in 2007-2008 Abstract The use of expansive clay in road construction and dry embankments is well established thanks to traditional soil stabilisation methods. However there is relatively little experience in the use of expansive clay for the construction of large earth dams …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Risk Management for Onkaparinga Coastal Cliffs

Abstract Onkaparinga Council is responsible for managing approximately 30 km of coastline, comprising a wide variety of coastal land forms and geologies including spectacular cliffs and stunning beaches. However, along with its outstanding natural beauty, this coastal strip is also subject to significant and ongoing erosion and slope instability as a result of the dynamic …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

SA-NT AGM, followed by the 55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

The lecture will immediately follow after the SA-NT Chapter Annual General Meeting. “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” – Voltaire Abstract More and more, society requires to know the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession should increasingly be reducing exposure to …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Micro-seismic monitoring of damage initiation and propagation in an underground gallery in the Opalinus Clay formation (Switzerland)

Abstract We report the results of the analysis of the micro-seismicity induced by an excavation operation in the Opalinus Clay formation in Switzerland. This formation is considered for the potential storage of radioactive waste, and the monitoring of the micro-seismicity is used to characterize the evolution of the mechanical damage of the rock surrounding the …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Significant geological sites within urban Melbourne – Field Trip

This Field Trip is preceded by a Technical Presentation on 13 April (click here for more information) Abstract In 1970, the Victorian Division of the Geological Society of Australia initiated work to create an inventory of geological features and landforms which in various ways are relevant to the interests of the public, research, teachers, government bodies, …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Significant geological sites within urban Melbourne – Technical Presentation

This Technical Presentation followed by a Field Trip on 16 April (click here for more information) Abstract In 1970, the Victorian Division of the Geological Society of Australia initiated work to create an inventory of geological features and landforms which in various ways are relevant to the interests of the public, research, teachers, government bodies, …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Hobart

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Newcastle

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Sydney

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Perth

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Adelaide

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Brisbane

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Melbourne

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Marcel Arnould Medal (AGS/IAEG)

Basis of the Award This medal is awarded to a distinguished member who has made a significant contribution to the engineering geology profession in his/her region and given outstanding service to the Association. IAEG By-laws

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AGS QLD Symposium 2016 – Presentations

The Future of Geotechnics Please start making arrangements to join us for AGS QLD’s 2016 full day symposium. This year’s theme revolves around “The Future of Geotechnics”. Presentations include (click the link to view): Mark Cassidy – The Future of Offshore Geotechnics (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia) Presentation James Glastonbury – Disruptive Technologies and a …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

USQ Workshop No. 1 – Recent Trends in Geotechnical Engineering and Education

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Engineering for Adelaide Earthquakes

About the Presentation This lecture explores the nature of earthquake ground motion and its effects on buildings. It gives an overview of the seismic hazard in Adelaide and discusses the likelihood of various levels of ground motion. Finally it discusses what can be done to improve building response and whether we, as residents, should be …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Student Evening

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Masterclass 2016:
Legal Aspects of Geotechnical Engineering Practice: Experience, Thoughts, Concepts and Ideas

The 2016 AGS QLD Masterclass, while dealing with legal concepts, is presented from the perspective of an engineering practitioner and not a lawyer. The topics covered are focused on the practicing geotechnical professional; and are drawn from the experience, thoughts, concepts and ideas gained by the Presenter from more than four decades within the geotechnical …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |