Meeting

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

Barangaroo Headland Project,
Winner 2016 ICE Edmund Hambly Medal

This is a joint presentation organised by with ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) and the Australian Geomechanics Society. About the presentation The Edmund Hambly Medal recognises an engineering project that makes a substantial contribution to sustainable development; last year it went to The Barangaroo Reserve. The Reserve is a waterfront development in Sydney. The completed …more

AGS VIC Symposium 2017 – Fully subscribed

This event is fully subscribed, no further registrations will be accepted. The Event The reactive soils of the Melbourne region form a large portion of its complex and variable geology. In particular, the basaltic volcanics situated to the north and west of Melbourne, which cover some 40% of the Melbourne region, present numerous geotechnical challenges, particularly …more

Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award 2017

The Jack Morgan Award is presented biennially to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35. This year, six applicants have been shortlisted to give short presentations on their chosen topic and an expert panel will judge each candidate on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues. The winner will be …more

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Melbourne

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 – Melbourne

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

Bushfires, Landslides and Geotechnical Challenges

The aftermath of the Christmas 2015 bushfires in Wye River and Separation Creek About the presentation The Christmas 2015 bushfires destroyed more than 100 homes and caused extensive vegetation loss in the townships of Wye River and Separation Creek on the Great Ocean Road in southwest Victoria. These townships are located on very steep slopes with a …more

AGS Graduate Night 2017

Research students from our Victorian institutions will give a short talk on their research projects throughout the technical meeting. The main objective is to let the AGS members know about some of the current research and development studies being undertaking in Victoria, and to share and discuss R&D needs and ideas. The Grad Night will …more

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Newcastle

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

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Newcastle

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

Pile performance and pile prediction events

Abstract AS 2159-2009 requires that piles are designed to satisfy the inequality that resistance is greater than applied load at both the Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and the Serviceability Limit State (SLS). It is clear that, especially for rock socketed piles, the SLS may control, and this was acknowledged back in 1998 by Pells et …more

Probably looking at slope stability

Abstract Most geotechnical engineers will have some knowledge of slope stability analysis using deterministic methods, and some will have a lot. But how do deterministic methods and factors of safety fit in with probability of failure? The AGS has done fantastic work since about 2002 in: pushing the Landslide Risk Management (LRM) procedure, championing the …more