Meeting

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…

Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Evening Seminar &
the 17th Dr Baden Clegg Award – 2018

The Western Australian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society invites participants for the 2018 Young Geotechnical Professional’s Seminar Evening. Participants must be under 35 years of age on 30 June 2018 and may be geotechnical engineers, geologists, mining engineers, hydrogeologists or other geotechnical professionals working in industry or academia. Three speakers will be chosen to More Information…

Role of Engineering Geological Modelling in Rock Slope Engineering

About the presentation This talk will be given in two parts. First up, in my capacity as the IAEG VP for Australasia I will give a brief update on the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment both nationally and internationally. This will include some comments and observations on the state of engineering geology More Information…

Optus Stadium Civil Enabling Works Ground Improvement Project

About the presentation Optus Stadium is located on rehabilitated land on the Burswood Peninsula, with prior uses of the site including landfill. Prior to commencement of the Stadium project and its prior use as the Burswood Golf Course, the ground originally consisted of approximately 1m of sand capping followed by typically 4 to 6m of More Information…

AS1726-2017 – What has changed

About the presentation An industry survey conducted in 2011 confirmed support for a number of significant changes proposed to the existing standard, not altogether surprising since it was 18 years old at the time. In the main body of the new standard there is much more detail compared to the previous, and it is normative. More Information…