Queensland Chapter


201811 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
08 FebSoil mechanics principles applied to the stability of ore cargoes Dr David Hight
22 MarConstruction methods and quality outcomes for bored cast-in-situ piles – A review of current practice Dr Ben Collingwood
08 MayWorkshop on Intelligent Compaction Dr George Chang - Keynote Presenter
07 JunGeotechnical Design Innovations from the Waikato Expressway project Mark Argent
25 JulGeotechnical Mapping Course 2018 – Brisbane
09 AugAugust Technical Presentation Topic and Speaker to be confirmed
06 SepAGS QLD Symposium 2018 Topic to be confirmed
17 Sep57th Rankine Lecture, Brisbane:
Triggering and Motion of Landslides
Eduardo Alonso
08 OctTerzaghi Lecture – Brisbane Kerry Rowe
22 NovNovember Technical Presentation Topic and Speaker to be confirmed
13 Dec2018 AGM and Annual Dinner Topic and Speaker to be confirmed
20177 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
02 MarInsights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Brisbane Dr Richard Kelly
03 Apr56th Rankine Lecture, Brisbane:
Geotechnics and Energy
Professor Richard Jardine, Imperial College London
08 JunThe Impact of recent high profile Tailings Dam Failures David Williams
13 Jul2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Brisbane Professor Daichao Sheng, University of Newcastle
07 AugGeosurveys innovation Dr Andi Pfaffhuber
19 OctAGS QLD Symposium 2017
07 NovNatural hazards, risk, and the resilience of U.S. transportation infrastructure Scott Anderson, formerly of U.S. FHWA
201612 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
25 FebRetrogressive Flow Slides in South-East Queensland Konrad Beinssen and Ian Shipway
09 MarUSQ Workshop No. 1 – Recent Trends in Geotechnical Engineering and Education
22 MarAS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Brisbane Members of the SA CE-15 Committee
11 MayMasterclass 2016:
Legal Aspects of Geotechnical Engineering Practice: Experience, Thoughts, Concepts and Ideas
Tim Sullivan, Pells Sullivan Meynink (PSM), Adjunct Professor UNSW
12 MayEvening lecture on Legal Issues Tim Sullivan, Pells Sullivan Meynink (PSM), Adjunct Professor UNSW
16 JunAGS QLD Symposium 2016 – Presentations
11 JulE.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Queensland Professor Malek Bouazza
25 AugThe opportunities for a borehole database in Brisbane Tim Thompson
17 Oct55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice
Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
31 OctStudent Evening
03 NovGeotechnical Mapping Course – Brisbane
08 DecAGS QLD 2016 AGM & Annual Dinner Pawan Sethi, Coffey Senior Principal
201511 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
09 Feb14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Brisbane
26 MarRebuilding Angola – Geotechnical Challenges Robert May, Golder Associates Principal Geotechnical Engineer
23 AprLaboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application (COURSE FULL)
11 May54th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design
Professor Guy Houlsby, University of Oxford
04 JunThe Manefay Failure at Bingham Canyon Mine:
investigation outcomes and lessons
Martyn Robotham, Chief Geotechnical Advisor Rio Tinto
23 JulMasterclass focused on Aspects of Piling (FULL)
31 Aug2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture
10 SepJoint AGS-QLD / ATS Technical Presentation:
The future of TBMs and the tunnel linings they leave behind
22 OctAGS QLD Chapter Symposium: Problem Ground
16 NovMonitoring Equipment & Interpretation Workshop Various Presenters
14 DecAGS QLD AGM & Annual Dinner Dr Chris Browitt & Ms Alice Walker, British Geological Survey
201412 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
13 Feb2012 John Jaeger Lecture: Introducing Geotechnical Design to Shallow Geothermal Systems Professor Ian Johnston
27 FebFoundation properties of variably weathered rock beneath a heavy mineral processing plant David Starr
10 AprFoundation Workshop – Logging of Core for Civil Geotechnical Purposes Joe Gough
24 AprDigital Photogrammetry, a Practical Tool for the Modern Geotechnical Practitioner – Applications for Mining and Civil Geotechnics Peter Booth
29 MayMonthly Seminar – Jack Box Tunneling Jeremy Kruger-Thiess
09 JunDistinguished Lecture David Daniel
26 JunMonthly Seminar – Open cut Mining/Slope stability BBOCGS joint event
21 AugAGS & WIEQ Joint Event AGS/WIEQ joint event
04 SepYoung Geotech Conference – Noosa
09 OctMonthly Lecture Student Presentations
23 OctAnnual AGS Symposium – The geotechnical life cycle, from investigation to delivery Suzanne Lacasse, Oliver Batchelor, Richard Evans, Jody Todd, Mike Straughton, Fred Baynes, Allan Mcconnell, Martin Silec
04 DecAGS QLD – Monthly Seminar: Rock of Brisbane
201325 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
28 FebGeotechnical Design and Construction of Port of Brisbane Motorway Upgrade Project Andrew Hammill & Richard Evans
24 JanFirst Committee meeting of 2013 TBC
28 Feb1st monthly lecture
15 MarNational Committee Meeting Adelaide
11 AprLogging of Core for Mining Purposes with emphasis on the CoalLog Manual Joe Gough
18 AprSeismicity Rahiman Tariq
02 MayJoint event with BBOCGS
09 MayFoundation Lecture – Instrumentation
29 MayBowen Basin Open Cut Geotechnical Society and Australian Geomechanics Society Joint Event Various
12 JunThe Foundation Lectures: In-situ Testing Various
13 JunGeotechnical Site Exploration and GeoEngineering Education in 2013 and Beyond Dr Paul Mayne, Distinguished Speaker
27 JunDevelopment in Pile Testing Fitri Jones & Stephen Buttling
11 JulWIEQ joint event
18 JulBarangaroo South Development, Sydney Frances Badelow
29 AugE.H. Davis Memorial Lecture 2012: Combined Loading Of Offshore Foundations Mark Cassidy
19 SepGroundwater in Mining Ian Hair & Detlef Bringemeier
03 OctQueensland One Day Symposium: “Geotechnical Challenges and Lessons Learned”
07 Oct52nd Rankine Lecture: Performance-Based Design In Geotechnical Engineering Malcolm Bolton
23 OctLaboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application
01 Nov2013 AGS QLD Boat Cruise
14 NovStudent Research Projects
28 NovAnnual AGS Dinner Peter Hollingsworth
02 DecGeosynthetics in Road Pavement Design Methods
05 Dec10th Monthly Lecture Amir Shahkolahi
12 DecAGS Committee Annual Dinner
201216 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
06 Feb46th Terzaghi Lecture Downunder – Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil: From the Experimental to the Familiar Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
21 MayGeomechanics & Engineering Professor Robert Lytton
12 JunLogging of Core for Mining Purposes Introducing the New CoalLog Manual Joe Gough, Insite Geology
19 JulCapital and Operational Carbon in Ground Engineering Nick O’Riordan
02 AugUGC & Gas To Liquids, technical and socio-economic considerations David Smith, LINC Energy
16 AugGeotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring Stephen Darmawan & Colin Viska
30 AugJoint AGS / Women in Engineering Event Various
13 SepDistinguished Speaker, Rankine Lecture Scott Sloan
20 SepAGS Foundation Training Series: Laboratory Testing, Theory and Practical Application Professor David Williams, Stephen Buttling, Colin Bruce & Dean Sawyer
04 OctReducing CAPEX by Managing Geotechnical Risk on Projects Andrew Leventhal (Keynote), Maurice Fraser, Patrick Wong, Dr. Jim Shunqin Luo, Dr Bruce Brown, and Dr Burt Look
19 OctYoung Engineers Boat Cruise, “Why I love my job – as a geotechnical engineer” Allan Mcconnell
29 OctGeosynthetic-reinforced soil structures for railways and highways in Japan Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
08 NovFundamental Issues in developing a code of practice for Geotechnical Design – Eurocode 7 Brian Simpson
15 NovAGM / Annual Dinner Adjunct Professor David A. Hood
22 NovWomen that rock!
03 DecReinforced Soil Structures – BS 8006-1 2010 Steve Corbet
201112 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
17 MarSustainable Development of Underground Space and the Reuse of Existing Foundations Dr Fiona Chow
15 Apr2011 YGP Boat Cruise & Geo–aspects of Recent Brisbane Flooding Dr Burt Look
16 JunSuvarnhabhumi Airport – from Cobra Swamp to Golden Land Stephen Buttling
11 AugJoint Technical Presentation / Social Evening, Women in Engineering and AGS Various presenters
15 SepHighwall Slope Stabilisation by the Softwall Method Ian Kelso, Thiess
16 SepSoil and Rock Logging – AS 1726 Geotechnical Site Investigations Dr Fred Baynes
27 SepRecent Development in Seismic Hazard Assessment in Australia Dr Paul Somerville
06 Oct2009 Rankine Lecture: Geohazards & Large Geographically Distributed Systems Professor Tom O’Rourke
20 OctIndustry Forum Various speakers
10 NovMini Symposium: Flood Related Impacts on Mining Geotechnics Various speakers
17 NovAGM / Annual dinner Various speakers
24 NovIn-Situ Testing, CPTU: Theory, Application and Interpretation Various speakers
201011 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
18 FebThe Mystery of Unsaturated Soils Professor David Williams
18 Mar2009 EH Davis Memorial Lecture – Recent Advances In The Application Of Vertical Drains And Vacuum Preloading In Soft Soil Stabilization Professor Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong
22 Apr“Great Man-made River” Project Cristian Rotariu
22 JulDesigning With High Strength Geosynthetics Dr. Patrick Naughton
05 AugJoint Presentation with Women in Engineering Sarah Hateley, Kirralee Rankine & Sarah Elkhatib
03 SepGeological Constraints and Geotechnical Issues in Mechanized Tunnelling Dr Paul Marinos the 2010 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer
16 SepTechnical Forum Various speakers
12 OctGeotechnical Risk, Uncertainty, Ignorance & Vagueness – Another Industry-Wide Forum
21 OctJoint Presentation with Structural Branch Various speakers
200910 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
16 AprBrisbane Slope Rehabilitation Chris Thorley
21 MaySite visit: Geology of Brisbane Garth Foster
18 JunJoint session with ATS Various speakers
23 JulGeotechnical Investigations and Reporting – An Industry-Wide Forum Various speakers
20 AugGeomechanics: Its Cardinal Role In The Analysis Of Major Geological Processes Peter James (formerly Brisbane City Council)
17 SepJoint session with Women in Engineering Various speakers
22 OctThe relevance of developer costs in geotechnical risk management Tim Chapman
30 OctBoat cruise Les McQueen
19 NovThe SRM Criterion And Its Application To The Stability Of Deep Slopes In Open Pit Mines John Read
10 DecAGM & Annual Dinner Various speakers
200810 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
21 FebE.H. Davis Lecture 2007: Foundations (piles) in Rock – Serviceability Rules Dr Chris Haberfield
17 MarThe Evolution of East Coast Australian Estuaries and Implications for Geotechnical Investigation Daniel Bishop
24 AprCollapse of a Deep Excavation in Asia – Lessons Learnt Dr Preba Nadarajah
27 MaySoft Ground Stabilisation – Vacuum Consolidation via Vertical Drains Professor Buddhima Indraratna
17 JunJoint presentation Denholm Brown & Michael Wells
19 JunInstrumentation in Civil Engineering and Tunnelling Projects Dr Richard Bassett
28 AugGeothermal Exploration and Development in Australia Professor Richard Hillis
15 SepThe Basic Theories of Soil Mechanics Professor John Atkinson
16 OctEstimating the Mechanical Properties of Rock Masses: Reflections on a career in Rock Mechanics Emeritus Professor E T (Ted) Brown AC
20 NovPit Slope Design for Clermont Coal Mine, Central Queensland Joe Gough
20071 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
08 FebTunnelling and Underground Excavations: The Importance of the Design Process and the Role of Monitoring in This Process Professor Dick Stacey
200610 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
16 FebLegal Liability of Geotechnical Engineers Bill Blake
16 MarSoil Structure Interaction in Tunnelling – Theory and Practice (Joint Meeting with AUCTA) Daniel Scott and Ardie Purwodihardjo
20 AprTwo Geotechnical Mess-Ups At The Gold Coast – What Really Happened? Allan McConnell
18 MayManagement of Kindston’s Waste Rock Piles David Williams
15 JunPipe Jacking – Case Histories, Design and Settlement Issues David Huggins and David Lees
20 JulAS4678-2002 “Earth-Retaining Structures” For Better or Worse? Robert Day
17 AugMultichannel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW):A New Tool for Investigation of Ground Competence Koya Suto
07 Sep2005 Terzaghi Lecture – Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Del Fredlund
21 SepYoung Geotechnical Professionals Jason Williams, Cynthia De Bok, Alastair Grubb
19 OctMini Symposium – Cone Penetrometer Testing Allan McConnell, Yvo Keulemans, Steve Williams, Lachlan Bate