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Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Perth

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

MEMS and other Miniaturised Electronics as Geotechnical Engineering Tools

About the presentation Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors have become a common part of everyday life. These sensors tell mobile phone screens to rotate when tilted, ensure the car icon in GPS applications points in the correct direction, and inform drivers when tyre pressures are low. The pervasiveness of MEMS is due to their low cost …more

The application of near-surface geophysical techniques in geotechnical engineering

Abstract Near-surface geophysics is used by engineers as a tool to measure the physical properties of the earth and provide interpretation of the geological conditions. Geophysical techniques are often used in parallel with other engineering tools such as drilling, CPTs, soil sampling and test-pitting. Some geophysical techniques have a direct application to provide geotechnical parameters …more

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Hobart

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

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

AGS QLD Symposium 2017

The History of Geotechnics Please start making arrangements to join us for AGS QLD’s 2017 full day symposium. This year’s theme revolves around “The History of Geotechnics”. Save the date, more details to come…

Geosurveys innovation

Presentation overview The presentation will use a range of case studies to illustrate how geophysical methods are being used innovatively to deliver geotechnical efficiency. The presentation illustrates: How radar satellite data is used to track infrastructure- and slope settlement to millimetre resolutions. Illustrations include a hydro dam and an urban example, How a multi-risk hazard …more

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Perth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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