Meeting

SA-NT AGM, followed by the 55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

The lecture will immediately follow after the SA-NT Chapter Annual General Meeting. “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” – Voltaire Abstract More and more, society requires to know the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession should increasingly be reducing exposure to …more

Significant geological sites within urban Melbourne – Field Trip

This Field Trip is preceded by a Technical Presentation on 13 April (click here for more information) Abstract In 1970, the Victorian Division of the Geological Society of Australia initiated work to create an inventory of geological features and landforms which in various ways are relevant to the interests of the public, research, teachers, government bodies, …more

Significant geological sites within urban Melbourne – Technical Presentation

This Technical Presentation followed by a Field Trip on 16 April (click here for more information) Abstract In 1970, the Victorian Division of the Geological Society of Australia initiated work to create an inventory of geological features and landforms which in various ways are relevant to the interests of the public, research, teachers, government bodies, …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Hobart

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Newcastle

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Sydney

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Adelaide

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Brisbane

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Melbourne

SYNOPSIS The most recent edition of Australian Standard 1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations was released in 1993. In 2011 the AGS surveyed its members and stakeholders to consider possible revision of this Standard. This survey included a total of 25 questions, with 17 pertaining to the technical content of a possible revised Standard. Subsequently AGS …more

AGS QLD Symposium 2016 – Presentations

The Future of Geotechnics Please start making arrangements to join us for AGS QLD’s 2016 full day symposium. This year’s theme revolves around “The Future of Geotechnics”. Presentations include (click the link to view): Mark Cassidy – The Future of Offshore Geotechnics (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia) Presentation James Glastonbury – Disruptive Technologies and a …more

Engineering for Adelaide Earthquakes

About the Presentation This lecture explores the nature of earthquake ground motion and its effects on buildings. It gives an overview of the seismic hazard in Adelaide and discusses the likelihood of various levels of ground motion. Finally it discusses what can be done to improve building response and whether we, as residents, should be …more

Evening lecture on Legal Issues

About the presentation This lecture deals with the legal aspects of geotechnical engineering.  The lecture is focussed on some of the ramifications of engineering disasters and highlights the lessons gained from more than four decades of practice.  The experience covers not only the role of the expert witness, but acting as a Mining Warden, in …more

Retrogressive Flow Slides in South-East Queensland

Abstract ‘Retrogressive breach failures’, also known as ‘retrogressive flow slides’, are relatively common but short lived natural events which can affect shorelines adjacent to sandy tidal channels in South East Queensland and elsewhere in the world. Their occurrence often goes unnoticed and unreported because they occur underwater and do not always reach the bank or …more

Use and Abuse of Springs to Model Foundations

Springs are widely used in structural modelling packages to represent the stiffness response of foundations. This method is a significant improvement on models which assume the foundation is a rigid fixed or pinned support, and assigning a foundation stiffness is essential to enable structural models to better identify load re-distribution and deflection induced stresses in …more