Queensland Chapter

Joint Presentation with Women in Engineering

Sarah Hateley, Kirralee Rankine & Sarah Elkhatib

Women represent a small but active part of the Geotechnical community: This evening meeting draws together a selection of female speakers from different areas of Geomechanics to celebrate the achievements of female engineers and geologists in Queensland.

Roadheader Tunnel Excavations in Brisbane Rock Types

Sarah Hateley, Golding

Expanding urban populations are placing pressure on current transport infrastructure with road and rail tunnels being the proposed solution to combat traffic congestion. Excavation techniques being either drill and blast or mechanical methods. This presentation provides an overview of design considerations, production rates and the urban impacts of each method and the benefits and drawbacks of each option in Brisbane rock types.

An Office with a View

Kirralee Rankine, Golder Associates

This presentation describes and provides examples of the use of industrial ropes access techniques in geotechnical assessments and remediation at sites where access by conventional means was not feasible.

Geotechnics for a Subsea Development

Sarah Elkhatib, Arup Geotechnics

The offshore environment presents unique challenges to Geotechnical Engineers. This presentation describes the Geotechnics associated with a subsea oil field development located off the coast of Western Australia in approximately 360m water depth. Aspects relating to the site investigation, foundation design and installation will be covered.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.