General Updates

Sydney Symposium Papers

Papers and proceedings from the Sydney Symposiums 2010-2017, are now available for members. View and download papers here.

23rd ISRM online lecture by Prof. Maurice Dusseault

For the 23rd ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Professor Maurice Dusseault, from University of Waterloo, Canada. The title of the lecture is “Subsurface Geomechanics Challenges in Naturally Fractured Rock Masses”. It will be broadcast on Thursday, 18 September, at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in a dedicated webpage. Click to read the More Information…

Registration of Geotechnical Professionals

The AGS National Committee approved a draft of the competencies and eligibility criteria for registration of geotechnical engineers and engineering geology professionals to be sent to the National Engineering Register for consideration. The AGS working group on the registration of geotechnical professional has been led by Darren Paul, Immediate Past Chair. It is expected that More Information…

Presentation files from the 2018 Terzaghi lecture

Files from the 2018 Terzaghi lecture, Protecting the Environment with Geosynthetics, delivered by Professor Kerry Rowe, are now on the WA event page. A PDF of the presentation slides has been provided, along with a collection of References.

22nd IAEG Connector Newsletter

The most recent IAEG newsletter is available online. This issue includes a number of calls for abstracts and general news.

19th IAEG Connector

The 19th IAEG Connector is available on the IAEG website. The briefing includes information about the recent AEG Annual Meeting and XIII IAEG Congress, the awarding of the Richard Wolters Prize, as well as information on upcoming conferences and geology news.

18th IAEG Connector

The September 2018 IAEG brief is available with photos from the recent San Francisco congress and details of the new officers chosen at that time. The brief also includes upcoming events and workshops, as well as a call for abstracts for the 2019 Coastal Hazards Forum.

2019 National Transport Infrastructure Workshop

The 2019 National Transport Infrastructure Workshop has been announced and will be held on February 13-14th, 2019 at the Pullman Hotel, Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW. Registration details, along with a program are available at the NTIW-2019 website.

ICSMGE Sydney 2021

We Won! The AGS bid to bring the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to Sydney in 2021 was unanimously accepted at the ISSMGE Council Meeting held in Seoul on Sunday 17 September 2017. A detailed report on the bid and the conference itself has been prepared by Graham Scholey for the 52.4 More Information…

Call for papers for themed issues of Australian Geomechanics in 2018

The following two themed issues of Australian Geomechanics are planned for 2018: The March 2018 issue will be dedicated to ‘Expansive soils’ and will be coordinated by the AGS Victoria Chapter. Please submit your abstracts to Daniel King on any related topic including characterisation of expansive soils, foundations, retaining structures and ground improvement applications, measurements More Information…

2018 Distinguished Speaker Tours

During November 2017 Scott Anderson presented the keynote lecture prepared for the Sydney Symposium in Brisbane, Newcastle and Melbourne. You can view the presentation below if you have logged into the AGS website. Details of distinguished speaker tours for 2018 are being finalised and will be announced soon. Natural hazards, risk, and the resilience of More Information…

12th ANZ Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference

The 12th ANZ Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania on 7 – 8 November 2018. Dr Hong Liu (University of Tasmania) is leading the organisation of the event. A Call for Papers is available on event page. The 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, regional event of ISSMGE for the More Information…