Queensland Chapter

Joint Technical Presentation / Social Evening, Women in Engineering and AGS

Various presenters

Join us for the annual Australian Geomechanics Society and Women in Engineering joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature short presentations ranging from a range of speakers – all promising to be very interesting. Please come along and support your colleagues, meet others in the industry locally, and hear some very inspiring speakers.

Helen Chow, Geotechnical Engineer, Coffey Geotechnics, Sydney

Helen has experience in numerical modelling, foundation design, retaining structures design and soft soil engineering. The presentation will be on the foundation design for super tall buildings. The key design issues and design process for the tall building foundation design and its application to the 151 storey Incheon Tower in South Korea and 1km tall Nakheel Tall Tower in Dubai, will be discussed.

Pauline Truong, Geotechnical Engineer, Arup

Pauline is mainly involved in offshore projects and the design of gravity base structures and spud can penetration analyses. Her presentation is on the impact of spud can footprints on a gravity base structure, plus the engineering process involved to ensure that the gravity base structure is safe from installation to end of design life. This presentation was the winner of the 2011 Dr Baden Clegg Award.

Krystle-Rae Brooks, Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates, Brisbane

Krystle-Rae’s experience includes open pit coal mines, soft soil engineering, heavy duty pavements, retaining structures and site investigations. Krystle-Rae will present her project experience on the geotechnical aspects of the New Parallel Runway development at the Brisbane Airport. The presentation will focus on development of the ground improvement strategy for this challenging major project.

Kristelle Gintel, Contaminated Land Consultant

Originally a Chemical Engineer from France, Kristelle has been involved in contaminated land assessments and remediation over QLD, NSW, NT and SA. She also has been involved in the emerging coal seam gas industry on more geo- chemistry based projects. Kristelle will discuss her hands-on experience in supervising the remediation of a former industrial site in Brisbane, and the highs and lows of a two-year process that shaped a career in the fascinating speciality of brown fields.

Gretchen Williams, Klohn Crippen Berger, Brisbane

Field programs have been an integral part of Gretchen’s professional life. She recently she travelled to Fiji to undertake a geotechnical and geological mapping investigation of potential tailings and waste rock facilities in the highlands of Viti Levu. Gretchen will discuss her experiences in Fiji, including the geology encountered and some of the constraints involved with remote field work.

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