Meeting

Eastern Side of Western Port – Fieldtrip
What’s Happened to the Oysters?

Click here for information about the associated Lecture (Thursday 26 March) Abstract George Bass became the first European to enter Western Port in 1798 after a long, hard voyage down the east coast from Sydney in a whaleboat. ‘Western Port’ became the name of choice for George due to “…its relative situation to every other known harbour …more

Eastern Side of Western Port – Lecture
What’s Happened to the Oysters?

Click here for information about the associated Fieldtrip (Saturday 28 March) Abstract George Bass became the first European to enter Western Port in 1798 after a long, hard voyage down the east coast from Sydney in a whaleboat. ‘Western Port’ became the name of choice for George due to “…its relative situation to every other known …more

The design and construction of the 16 hectare basement at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

ABSTRACT Singapore’s newest integrated resort, Marina Bay Sands, was completed in record time and has garnered numerous engineering awards. The development sits on recent sand reclamation, which in turn rests on deep soft marine clay deposits. With an average excavation depth of around 18 metres, the 16 hectare waterfront development involved some of the largest …more

Introducing Geotechnical Design
to Shallow Geothermal Systems

Presented by Ian Johnston, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne ABSTRACT Shallow geothermal systems make use of the ground within a few tens of metres of the surface as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer to heat and cool buildings. A ground source heat pump …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Brisbane

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Adelaide

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Melbourne

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Hobart

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Sydney

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Newcastle

The 14th Glossop Medal Lecture, presented by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society will be given by Professor Jim Griffiths from Plymouth University. FEET ON THE GROUND: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ABSTRACT Engineering geology has a long and rich heritage and the United Kingdom has been in the vanguard of the development of the subject …more

AGS Victoria – Latrobe Valley Geotechnical Group
2014 AGM, Technical Meeting & BBQ

Following the AGM there will be a Technical Meeting with guest presenter Dr. Ezzat William of Geohart Consultants. Rainfall Events: Understanding Annual Return Interval and its application. Presented by Dr. Ezzat William Approach to preliminary hydrological design Application to drainage system networking Routing and design of water channels Use of rainfall analysis in estimating flood …more

AGS Victorian Chapter Annual Dinner and AGM

The AGM will be followed by our Annual Dinner, and we are proud to have Dr Thomas Rich, Senior Curator Vertebrate Palaeontology of Museum Victoria join us as our guest speaker. He will be talking about ‘Tunneling for Polar Dinosaurs’, please see the attached flyer for more information. Call for Nominations: Victoria Chapter Committee 2015 Please …more

AGS QLD – Monthly Seminar: Rock of Brisbane

Where have they come from, and what are their foibles? Presented by Warwick Willmott Most people working in the geotechnical field will realise that Brisbane is a rather geological diverse city, with numerous different rock units present, some of which are quite complex. Warwick will look at the various rock units in turn, discuss where …more

A classic Adelaide experience:
Cruising the Torrens on Popeye

Many millions have been spent developing the “River Bank Precinct (RBP)”.  It’s spring, so the best way to enjoy yourself and find out more about what’s happened to the RBP is to join our evening cruise, partake of drinks and canapés, socialise with your friends and colleagues and view the recent developments while being enlightened …more

AGS Tasmania 2014 AGM

The Australian Geomechanics Society Tasmania Chapter AGM will be held at The Quarry, 27 Salamanca Place, Hobart on Friday 21 November 2014 for 6pm start. There will be no formal speaker, instead the meeting will have a significant social and networking focus with refreshments and finger food provided.  We strongly encourage all members to come …more

The role of testing for pile design in Australia

ABSTRACT This presentation examines some implications of the recent (2009) edition of the Australian Piling Standard (AS2159) on the design of piles in Australia. The relative benefits of static and dynamic testing are reviewed and their contribution to reliability is assessed and compared with partial factors recommended by AS2159 (2009). Information from a range case …more

Pile testing at the Superway

ABSTRACT The South Road Superway is a 4.8 kilometre non-stop corridor with a 2.8 kilometre elevated roadway between the Port River Expressway and Regency Road in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the largest road project ever undertaken in South Australia. The elevated roadway is a 50 span viaduct, 42 of whose spans are 60m long …more