2012 Queensland Meetings

Meetings and events held by the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society in 2012.

Reinforced Soil Structures – BS 8006-1 2010

BS 8006- Reinforced and Strengthened Soils has been in use since 1995 however market and design experience has necessitated some revision and enhancement to the original document. This was finalised in late 2010 and was issued to the market. The use of soil reinforced structures, particularly in applications of reinforced basal treatments under embankments or …more

Women that rock!

Join us for the annual Australian Geomechanics Society and Women in Engineering joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature short presentations from a range of speakers – all promising to be very interesting. Please come along and support your colleagues, meet others in the industry locally, and hear some very inspiring speakers. Dr …more

Geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures for railways and highways in Japan

Geosynthetic-reinforced soil retaining walls (GRS-RWs) have been constructed for a total length of more than 130 km for mainly railways, including high-speed train lines, as well as for highways. With these GRS RWs, a full-height rigid (FHR) facing is constructed after a full-height wrapped-around geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls has been constructed and the major residual deformation …more

Reducing CAPEX by Managing Geotechnical Risk on Projects

Symposium Booklet Directions to the Myer Centre carpark Whole day seminar with drinks and networking opportunities afterwards. Welcome Speech and Opening comments, by Organising Chair Keynote Speaker, Andrew Leventhal (GHD Geotechnics) & ndash; “Presentation by AGS GYP 2010 and CEY 2011” Maurice Frazer (Fraser Geologics NZ) – “Canterbury Earthquakes, Christchurch, NZ: Retaining Wall Damage and …more

AGM / Annual Dinner

Please register for catering purposes Drinks and networking opportunity followed by a three-course dinner with a surprise speaker. Professor Hood will discuss the science and evidence behind climate change and the sustainability crisis facing society, and suggest that engineers have a very significant role to play in providing solutions. However engineers alone cannot sort this …more

Distinguished Speaker, Rankine Lecture

Previous papers by Professor Scott Sloan for download by AGS members Ranking lecture Paper will be available in due course, please check website periodically

AGS Foundation Training Series: Laboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application

“Mistakes and Problems with Laboratory Testing” The course aims to provide information on geotechnical laboratory testing methods to professionals working in the civil and mining industry. Although the subject is often taught during formal education, the actual implementation of that knowledge is not always straight forward. Some of the issues that will be covered in …more

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Geotechnical Instrumentation Principles and Remote Monitoring Stephen Darmawan This part of the presentation will cover the principles of geotechnical instruments and the common sensors widely used in civil construction and infrastructure projects. There will be discussion on the criteria of having an automated real time monitoring system versus the traditional in situ observational methods. The …more

Capital and Operational Carbon in Ground Engineering

The pressures of urbanization place demands on city infrastructure and connections between cities. The rapid urbanization in the latter half of the 20th century was carried out against a backdrop of depletion of limited natural resources, generation of wastes, including greenhouse gases, and inefficient use of energy. The Bruntland Commission and subsequent report of 1987 …more

Logging of Core for Mining Purposes Introducing the New CoalLog Manual

The course aims to (further) educate geotechnical / environmental engineers, geologists and geotechnicians who find themselves logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in a Mining Environment and more specifically a Coal Mining Environment. The content assumes that the participants already have a basic understanding of soil and rock logging. The course is particularly relevant …more

Geomechanics & Engineering

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more