Meeting

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Melbourne

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Adelaide

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Hobart

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Sydney

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Newcastle

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE*

Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract The observational method is a respected and much-quoted pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to work safely and efficiently in the face of uncertainties. Observational geotechnical engineering is the art …more

2016 Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night

The 2016 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. After the presentations, you will have a chance to catch up with friends and the presenters over drinks and food provided by the committee. Presentations The following presentations will …more

GIS for Geotechs Short Course – Launceston

Empowering geotechnical practitioners with spatial data and tools to support geotechnical investigations Mineral Resources Tasmania (Dept. of State Growth)(MRT), Land Tasmania (Dept. of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment) (DPIPWE) and in association with the Australian Geomechanics Society are offering a one day training course in Hobart, February 15 and Launceston, February 23, specifically aimed …more

GIS for Geotechs Short Course – Hobart

Empowering geotechnical practitioners with spatial data and tools to support geotechnical investigations Mineral Resources Tasmania (Dept. of State Growth)(MRT), Land Tasmania (Dept. of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment) (DPIPWE) and in association with the Australian Geomechanics Society are offering a one day training course in Hobart, February 15 and Launceston, February 23, specifically aimed …more

Evolution of Submarine Landslides

Abstract Large underwater landslides represent a major geohazard, due to their devastating consequences and tsunami generation potential. Evidence from historic events shows that these submarine landslides can be tens of kilometres in length at very low slope inclinations. It is highly unlikely that slip surfaces of such great dimension could appear simultaneously along a slope’s …more

Monitoring Equipment & Interpretation Workshop

Monitoring Equipment & Interpretation: Theory, use & practical application in the Mining & Civil industries This course aims to provide information on the use of geotechnical monitoring equipment in different applications to professionals working in the civil and mining industry. Although the subject is covered during formal education, advancing technologies continue to expand the ability for monitoring …more

Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award 2015 Presentations

Shortlisted Candidates’ Presentations The Jack Morgan Award is presented biennially to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35. This year, three applicants have been shortlisted to give 20 minute presentations on their chosen topic and an expert panel will judge each candidate on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues. …more

Energy piles: Developments and common construction practices in Europe

Abstract Energy piles offer the opportunity to make dual use of our building foundations. As well as providing essential structural support to the overlying building, energy piles are also equipped with plastic heat transfer pipes to allow connection to a ground source heat pump system. In this way the foundations can also contribute to the …more

Simplified models for wave-induced dynamic soil response around marine infrastructures.

Abstract The evaluation of the wave-induced dynamic soil response is particularly important for coastal and geotechnical engineers involved in the design of foundation of marine infrastructures. Seabed instability such as liquefaction occurs because the cyclic loading and the resultant interaction between the pore fluid and soil particles. This seminar will first introduce the analytical approximation …more

Impact of Construction Induced Ground Movements on Performance of Existing Piles

Abstract When new developments are located in close proximity to existing structures and facilities, one important consideration for design and construction is the potential impact of the new work on the existing facilities during and after construction.  In particular, this consideration is critical when the site is located in areas where the subsoils can displace …more

Landslides, Risk Concepts and Case Studies

About the Presentation The presentation includes an overview of landslide types, mechanisms and discusses the role of preparatory factors and triggering causes in landslide occurrence. A brief history of Landslide Risk Management (LRM) in Australia is provided as background to a discussion of the Australian Geomechanics Society’s (AGS) 2000 and 2007 LRM Guidelines. A discussion …more

Measuring the pressure induced by bench blasting and deciphering explosive performance through rockmass response analysis

Abstract Rockmass response analysis in blasting is an important element for determining the performance of a blast along with its other outcomes. Near-field monitoring for rockmass response analysis is vital for determining the behaviour of a blast. However, due to costly and cumbersome methods involved in such measurements the subject has received scant attention so …more

Quantifying quantitative rock fall risk – How many rocks? How far?

Abstract AGS Landslide Risk Management Guidelines require that quantitative risk assessment be undertaken where there is a risk to life. When it comes to rock fall risk, a meaningful quantitative risk assessment often requires quantification of both boulder generation rates and travel distances. Three case studies are discussed each presenting methods of quantifying risk with …more