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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

Posted in Awards |

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, News, Queensland, Queensland News |

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 |

Evening lecture on Legal Issues

About the presentation This lecture deals with the legal aspects of geotechnical engineering.  The lecture is focussed on some of the ramifications of engineering disasters and highlights the lessons gained from more than four decades of practice.  The experience covers not only the role of the expert witness, but acting as a Mining Warden, in …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Retrogressive Flow Slides in South-East Queensland

Abstract ‘Retrogressive breach failures’, also known as ‘retrogressive flow slides’, are relatively common but short lived natural events which can affect shorelines adjacent to sandy tidal channels in South East Queensland and elsewhere in the world. Their occurrence often goes unnoticed and unreported because they occur underwater and do not always reach the bank or …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Use and Abuse of Springs to Model Foundations

Springs are widely used in structural modelling packages to represent the stiffness response of foundations. This method is a significant improvement on models which assume the foundation is a rigid fixed or pinned support, and assigning a foundation stiffness is essential to enable structural models to better identify load re-distribution and deflection induced stresses in …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

John Jaeger Memorial Award Lecture: Predicting the Mechanical Behaviour of Structured Soils

Abstract Many naturally occurring sedimentary soils and most residual soil deposits are known to possess some form of structure, which enables them to behave differently from the same material in a reconstituted state whenever subjected to mechanical loading. An important feature of the mechanical behaviour of structured soils is the occurrence of a destructuring phase …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Melbourne

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Perth

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Adelaide

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

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

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Hobart

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Sydney

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Newcastle

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

2016 Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night

The 2016 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. After the presentations, you will have a chance to catch up with friends and the presenters over drinks and food provided by the committee. Presentations The following presentations will …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

GIS for Geotechs Short Course – Launceston

Empowering geotechnical practitioners with spatial data and tools to support geotechnical investigations Mineral Resources Tasmania (Dept. of State Growth)(MRT), Land Tasmania (Dept. of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment) (DPIPWE) and in association with the Australian Geomechanics Society are offering a one day training course in Hobart, February 15 and Launceston, February 23, specifically aimed …more

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Courses, Meeting, Tasmania |