Meeting

Recent developments in earthquake seismology

Abstract The past few years have seen a significant increase in earthquake activity in the Western Strzelecki Ranges of West Gippsland. This activity and it’s implications will be discussed. Other local developments include a study on the relationship between earthquake and volcanic activity in western Victoria. These studies rely on higher resolution seismograph coverage than …more

Challenges of New Metro Station and Associated Tunnel Construction in a Mature Urban Environment: New Bugis Station

This is proudly brought to you as a joint presentation by AGS Victoria and the ATS. Abstract The expansion of mass transport systems in Asia requires new infrastructure to be built around, above and below operating networks. These conditions, along with tight environmental controls necessary for work carried out amongst high population density areas, requires an unprecedented …more

54th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design

Abstract Offshore foundation design has been a research topic with direct practical applications for a number of decades, with the increasing need to generate power by harvesting offshore wind presenting new challenges. The lecture will use examples from offshore foundation design to illustrate important areas: (a) where geotechnical engineers need to address engineering problems in …more

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Abstracts Geotechnical Instrumentation: Principles and Remote Monitoring – Stephen Darmawan The presentation will cover the principles of geotechnical instruments and the common sensors widely used in civil construction and infrastructure projects. There will be discussion on the criteria of having an automated real time monitoring system versus the traditional in situ observational methods. The systems …more

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