2016 Queensland Meetings

AGS QLD 2016 AGM & Annual Dinner

Come and join us at the AGS annual dinner to celebrate the success of Australian Geomechanics Society Queensland Chapter in 2016. It is the perfect time to reflect on how we have performed in the past year. The call is out for active committee members 2017 with open nominations for next year. Consider getting involved …more

55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

“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 threats, reducing risk and protecting people. The objective of the 55th Rankine …more

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Brisbane

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

The opportunities for a borehole database in Brisbane

About the Presentation The viability of a modern public geotechnical database is influenced by many factors including the availability of data, an area’s population density, and seismic risk. Where a city, region or country has sustained the use of a geotechnical database or databases through evolving technology and generational change, no case needs to be …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

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

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

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Queensland

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