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Effects of size, humidity and time in crushable granular materials

Abstract Granular materials subjected to relatively high stresses can undergo particle breakage. Some examples in Geotechnical Engineering include rockfills at the base of high dams, sands at the tip of driven piles, and sandy fills in rock mass discontinuities. Particle breakage can lead to increased compressibility and deformations that cause damage in civil works. It More Information…

2017 Future graduates networking BBQ

To celebrate the submission of their final year geotechnical design project, AGS Newcastle is hosting a BBQ for civil engineering students at The University of Newcastle. Join us for free refreshments and an opportunity to network with local professionals and the next generation of geotechnical engineers. Venue location CAMPUS MAP

Soil and Rock Logging Course

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…

RMS Geotechnical Challenges and Opportunities in New South Wales

Abstract NSW is experiencing an unprecedented infrastructure boom. In 2017 alone, the NSW government will have spent circa $5 billion on road projects, the two largest being the Pacific Highway Upgrade and West-connex. At the same time, RMS has been undergoing significant structural change, meaning projects have to be delivered in new ways. This presentation More Information…

AGS SA-NT Seminar 2017

In situ testing of soil and rock The SA/NT Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present our one day seminar for 2017, which will be held on Monday 16th October 2017. The Seminar forms part of a continuing program of technical events organised by the Chapter and will focus on in More Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

AGS QLD Symposium 2017

The History of Geotechnics The Queensland chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to present their annual full day Symposium. Speakers Keynote Speaker Harry Poulos Coffey Services Australia Richard Herraman South Australia DPTI David Starr Golder Associates John Braybrooke Douglas Partners Stephen Buttling National Geotechnical Consultants This event is proudly sponsored by: Platinum More Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…