Meeting

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

57th Rankine Lecture, Perth:
Triggering and Motion of Landslides

Firstly, the physical phenomena and deformation mechanisms leading to fast sliding velocities will be explored. The mechanism of thermal pressurization of pore water in the sliding surface will be described and applied to simple but common sliding geometries. Criteria to decide if rapid motion is likely to occur in practice will be given. At the More Information…