Sydney, NSW Chapter Meetings

201815 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
08 FebEarth pressures in a landslide proximity Alexander M. Puzrin, Professor and Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
14 MarRecent Advances in Vertical Drains and Vacuum Preloading for Soft Ground Stabilisation Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna
11 AprDiversity in the science and practice of engineering geology Mark Eggers
27 AprSoil and Rock Logging Course – Sydney 2018 Fred Baynes and Ian Shipway
09 MayGeotechnical Challenges of Bridge Approach Embankments and Foundations in Poor Ground – Lessons Learnt from RMS Projects Dr AHM Kamruzzaman (Zaman), FIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ, Specialist Geotechnical Engineer, RMS
13 Jun2018 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night Vera Li, Rebecca Szczurowski, Chamindi Jayasuriya and Douglas Warne
02 JulWorkshop on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Practicing Engineers – Sydney 2018 Nasser Khalili and Adrian Russell
11 JulAGS NSW Research Award 2018
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations
Dongli Zhu, Liet Dang, Ruoshi Xu, Subhani Samarakoon Jayasekara Mudiyanse and Xinyu Ye
08 AugWhat does GIS offer Geotechnical Investigations? Colin Mazengarb, Senior Geologist, Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT)
09 AugGIS for Geotechs Short Course Colin Mazengarb, Senior Geologist, Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT)
21 AugGeotechnical Mapping Course 2018 – Sydney
19 Sep57th Rankine Lecture, Sydney Eduardo Alonso
10 OctNational Terzaghi lecture Professor Kerry Rowe, Queens University, Canada
16 Nov2018 Sydney Symposium
12 DecTechnical Presentation To be confirmed
201712 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
08 FebInfluence of wetting and drying cycles on the behavior of compacted materials Dr Ana Heitor
08 MarChristchurch Town Hall: Foundation Stabilisation Using Jet Grouting Technique Mathias Delapille
05 Apr56th Rankine Lecture, Sydney:
Geotechnics and Energy
Professor Richard Jardine, Imperial College London
10 MayPile performance and pile prediction events Stephen Buttling
14 JunYoung Geotechnical Professionals Night – 2017
28 JunAGS NSW Research Award 2017
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations
Adnan Sufian, Chongpu Zhai, Kirti Choudhary and Thanh Trung Nguyen
12 Jul2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Sydney Professor Daichao Sheng, University of Newcastle
09 AugGeosurveys innovation Dr Andi Pfaffhuber
13 SepInsights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Sydney Dr Richard Kelly
11 OctRMS Geotechnical Challenges and Opportunities in New South Wales Sam Henwood
10 Nov2017 Sydney Symposium: Geotechnical innovations and challenges for transport infrastructure
13 DecGeotechnical Q&A
201612 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
17 Feb2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture in Sydney


Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering
John Simmons
09 MarUse and Abuse of Springs to Model Foundations Rob Day and Joe Muccillo
13 AprAS 1726 : 2016 Seminar – Sydney Members of the SA CE-15 Committee
11 MayAGS NSW Research Award 2016
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations
Danielle Griffani, Lam Dinh Nguyen and Sinniah Navaratnarajah
08 JunPitfalls in the Interpretation of Water Content Based Soil Water Characteristic Curve for Unsaturated Soils Professor Nasser Khalili
13 JulE.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Sydney Professor Malek Bouazza
09 AugGeotechnical Mapping Course – Sydney
10 Aug2016 Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night
14 SepBe careful with reactive clays – some case histories Bruce Walker
11 NovAGS Sydney Symposium 2016
08 Dec55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice
Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
14 DecAGS Sydney 2016 Debate Night
201511 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
11 Feb14th Glossop Medal Lecture Tour – Sydney
11 MarEstimation of design earthquake ground motions in Australia Dr Paul Somerville
08 AprReflections on Modern Geotechnical Investigation:
use of the Seismic Dilatometer for design
Sergei Terzaghi
13 May54th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design
Professor Guy Houlsby, University of Oxford
10 JunAGS NSW Research Award for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
08 JulYoung Geotechnical Professional’s Night
12 AugQuantifying quantitative rock fall risk – How many rocks? How far? Garry Mostyn and David Piccolo
09 SepImpact of Construction Induced Ground Movements on Performance of Existing Piles Kim Chan
11 SepSoil and Rock Logging Course – SYD Dr Fred Baynes
14 OctAre these the greatest man-made caverns on earth? Dr Philip Pells
13 NovAGS 2015 Symposium: Recent Developments and Experiences with Groundwater and Excavations
20141 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
12 Feb2012 John Jaeger Lecture: Introducing Geotechnical Design to Shallow Geothermal Systems Professor Ian Johnston
201310 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
13 FebGeotechnical Engineering and the Law Nicholas Gallina
13 MarMine Void Treatment on Hunter Expressway Alliance – A Success Story Dr Olaf Stahlhut
10 AprProblematic Soils Prof David Airey
08 MayAGS Research Award Various
12 JunTree Roots and the Slope Stability of River Banks in Eastern Australia Tom Hubble
10 JulCone Penetration Tests in Unsaturated Soils Adrian Russel
14 AugE.H. Davis Award – Combined Loading Of Offshore Foundations Mark Casidy
11 Sep2013 – AGS Sydney Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night Dane Lidgard, Ben Caruana, and Andrew McIntyre
09 Oct52nd Rankine Lecture (2012) Performance-Based Design In Geotechnical Engineering Prof Malcolm Bolton
13 NovSymposium – Retaining Structures: Recent Advances and Past Experiences Various speakers
201214 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
08 Feb46th Terzaghi Lecture Downunder – Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil: From the Experimental to the Familiar Emeritus Professor R. D. Holtz, University of Washington
14 MarGround Improvement in the Christchurch Rebuild – A Contractor’s Perspective Mark Koelling, Keller Ground Engineering
11 AprProbabilities of Failure and Factors of Safety in Geotechnical Engineering Professor D.V. Griffiths
09 MayThe NSW Research Award Ana Paula Heitor and Chunshun Zhang
24 MayGeomechanics & Engineering Professor Robert Lytton
13 JunManagement of a Highway Pavement for Subsidence Impacts from Longwall Mining Henk Buys, AECOM
27 JunInnovations in Ground Stabilisation Jonathan Cook
25 JulSustainable Resilient Ground Engineering Professor Nick O'Riordan
08 AugAGS Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night Various
12 SepLiquefaction Hazard in Australia Tim Mote & James Dismuke
18 SepJointed Rock Engineering Workshop
10 OctAdvances in Geotechnics of Roads and Railways Various
06 NovFundamental issues in developing a code of practice for geotechnical design – Eurocode 7 Brian Simpson
04 DecThe Use of Geosynthetics as a Soil Reinforcing Elememt and BS8006 as a Design Standard Steve Corbet
201110 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
09 FebBuilding 3D models of rock strength using geophysical logs Professor Peter Hatherly
09 MarWorking Platform Assessments for Tracked Plant Phil McKenzie & Bruce MacPherson
08 JunSalinity in Western Sydney Bob Batchelder
13 JulAGS Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night Various speakers
10 AugThe Lessons From The Yallourn Enquiry Tim Sullivan
14 SepRankine Lecture – Geotechnical Stability Analysis Laureate Professor Scott W Sloan
05 Oct2009 Rankine Lecture: Geohazards and Large Geographically Distributed Systems Professor Tom O’Rourke
12 Oct2011 Symposium – Coastal and Marine Geotechnics: Foundations for Trade Various speakers
26 OctDrilled Shaft Instrumentation for O-cell Tests Haji Fitri Johari
09 NovGeotechnical Challenges and Lessons Andrew Leventhal
201012 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
10 FebThe 2010 Poulos Lecture : Modelling of Erosion Prof. David Muir Wood, University of Dundee, Scotland
10 MarE.H. Davis Memorial Lecture: Recent Advances in the Application of Vertical Drains and Vacuum Preloading in Soft Soil Stabilization Prof. Buddhima Indraratna
14 AprThe NSW Research Award: Advanced research in Geotechnical Engineering Various
12 MayA Practical Guide to Abandoned Mine Subsidence Assessment and Mitigation David Knott
09 JunIpswich Motorway Upgrade, Dinmore to Goodna: Remediation of Abandoned Coalmines Barry Land & Bill Holz
14 JulNext Generation of Unsealed Roads George Vorobieff
11 AugHighly Constrained Railway Widening Project within a Previously Unrecorded Diatreme at Hornsby, NSW Greg Kotze and Benjamin Rouvray
30 AugRock Mass Characterization: a vehicle to translate geology into the design of engineering structures Dr Paul Marinos – The 2010 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer
08 SepYoung Geotechnical Professional’s Night Various
13 OctSeismic Engineering – Design for Management of Geomechanics Various
01 Nov50th Rankine Lecture: Stiffness at Small Strain- Research and Practice Professor Chris Clayton
10 NovPalmers Road Landslide: Investigation, Analysis & Remediation Mark Adams
20099 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
11 MarSoft Soil Engineering Richard Kelly
13 MayNorthern Hume Alliance: An Example of Integrated Geotechnical Design and Construction Colin Parker & David Jarred
10 JunGround Treatment at Kooragang Island Brett Hawkins
08 JulClimate Change and the Challenges for Geotechnical Engineering Peter W Mitchell, Geopractitioner of the Year 2008
12 AugGeotechnical baseline reports as an underground risk management tool Jim Rozek
09 SepYGP Night Various
21 OctSymposium: Geosynthetics: New materials for modern infrastructure Various
11 NovThe 2009 Terzaghi Lecture: “Uncertain Geotechnical Truth and Cost-Effective High-Rise Foundation Design” Clyde Baker
09 DecPerformance Based Aseismic Design of Rigid Retaining Walls Professor Shamsher Prakash
200811 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
13 FebVacuum Consolidation of Soft Clay via Vertical Drains Prof. Buddhima Indraratna
12 MarDesign and Construction of Asphalt Concrete Core Embankment Dams Behzad Fatahi
09 AprLane Cove Tunnel Retaining Structures Paul Hewitt, Parsons Brinckerhoff
16 AprTechnical Meeting – “Blasting in the Urban Environment” Martin Adam, Orica
14 MayEngineering Geologists and Risk Management Dr Sergio Mora-Castro
11 JunGeotchnical Aspects of the Eastern Busway and South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan Rail Program Alliance Projects Patrick Kidd
16 JunA Brief Introduction to the Monitoring of Urban Tunneling Projects Dr David Bassett
09 JulRole of the Principal Contractor Coreena Smith, Arup
13 AugReducing Slope Risk on Lawrence Hargrave Drive Alan Moon, Senior Principal, Coffey Geotechnics
10 SepYoung Geotechicnal Professionals’ Night Various
12 NovRemote Sensing and GIS Based Materials Information Management Henk Buys
200713 Meetings
DateMeeting Details
14 FebExpounding the Bounds of Impact Roller Applications Derek Avalle
14 MarDubai Experiences Harry Poulos
11 AprTwo Failures on Gold Coast Alan McConnell
09 MayOk Tedi Landslide Mike Marley
04 JunPublic Lecture – Engineering History in Cooma Rock Walter B Mills
11 JulPoulos Lecture: Some Reflections on a Geotechnical Life Max Ervin
08 AugEmbankment Construction using light-weight fill Henk Buys
17 AugLegal & Technical Problems for Practitioners in the Residential Construction Industry Various
30 AugAnchor Retaining Wall Systems CPD Seminar Invitation Allan Herse
12 SepWomen in Geotechnical Practice Karen Allan, Fiona MacGregor, and Frances Badelow
10 OctMini-symposium: Engineering Advances in Earthworks. Sponsorship Opportunities Symposium
07 NovSoil-environment interactions in geotechnical engineering Professor Antonio Gens
15 NovAGM followed by the EH Davis Lecture: Foundations in Rock Dr Chris Haberfield