2010 Queensland Meetings

Geological Constraints and Geotechnical Issues in Mechanized Tunnelling

Mechanized tunnelling is evolving dramatically and every year constraints are reduced and TBM tunnelling is applied in new geological situations. Progressing from homogeneous, stable rocks through heterogeneous formation and unstable rocks, today the positive control of the face, or dealing with squeezing ground, constitute a great advance. Tomorrow we can expect the same TBM for More Information…

Joint Presentation with Women in Engineering

Women represent a small but active part of the Geotechnical community: This evening meeting draws together a selection of female speakers from different areas of Geomechanics to celebrate the achievements of female engineers and geologists in Queensland. Roadheader Tunnel Excavations in Brisbane Rock Types Sarah Hateley, Golding Expanding urban populations are placing pressure on current More Information…

2009 EH Davis Memorial Lecture – Recent Advances In The Application Of Vertical Drains And Vacuum Preloading In Soft Soil Stabilization

Much of the world’s essential infrastructure is built along congested costal belts composed of highly compressible and weak soils up to significant depths. Alluvial and marine soft clay deposits have very low bearing capacity and excessive settlement characteristics, with direct design and maintenance implications on tall structures, large commercial buildings, as well as port and More Information…