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…

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…

Australian Standard AS4678 Earth Retaining Structures

The Standards Development Advisory Committee (SDAC) from Standards Australia has conditionally approved a proposal for revision of AS 4678:2002 Earth-retaining structures. Regular updates will be shared with the AGS membership.

AGS National Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the AGS National Committee will take place in Sydney on Friday 23 March 2018. Please contact your National Committee representative should you wish to raise a point for discussion.

Rocha Medal 2020 now open for applications

The ISRM Rocha Medal has been awarded annually by the ISRM, since 1982, for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of ISRM Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating young researchers. Besides the Rocha medal awarded to the winner, one or two runner-up certificates may also be awarded. More Information…

Call for Abstracts for ATC7 Special Session at 16ARC 2019, Taipei

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the ATC7 special session “Geotechnical Issues and Practices on Deltaic Deposits and Highly Compressible Soils” of The Sixteenth Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (16ARC). The 16th ARC is scheduled to be held on October 14~18, 2019 at Taipei International Convention Center More Information…

AS 2870 & AS 4678

Please note the following opportunities for input to the revision of two important standards. AS2870 Further to the recent announcement for a “townhall” meeting to discuss the development of a proposal to revise AS2870, there is a draft proposal as it currently stands, for your consideration. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please More Information…