Engineers Australia

2021 Queensland Symposium

QLD Geotechnics - Major Projects and Innovations

Ross McDonald, Henry Unwin, Chaminda Gallage, Benoit Wentzinger, Graeme Jardine

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland Chapter is holding its annual Symposium on Wednesday 08 December 2021. The event will be combined with the QLD Chapters 2021 AGM. The theme of this years event is QLD Geotechnics – Major Projects and Innovations.

The event aims to keep the QLD geotechnical community informed of the challenges and opportunities of the geotechnical aspects associated with QLD major projects and provide an update on some recent advances in the geomechanics industry.

The format of the event is a 1/2 day of technical presentations, commencing at 7.30 am with breakfast and lunch served. Approximate schedule of event is as follows:

7:45Arrival/Coffee
8:00QLD 2021 AGM
8:15Breakfast
8:30Commencement of Technical Presentations (Keynote)
9:00Technical Presentations – Session 1
10:15Morning Tea
10:45Technical Presentations – Session 2
12:00Standing Lunch and Networking
13:30End of Event

Tentative Program includes the following Speakers / Topics (exact titles TBC):

  • Ross McDonald, Destination Brisbane Consortium – Queens Wharf Development Project
  • Henry Unwin, Brisbane City Council – Brisbane Metro Project
  • Chaminda Gallage, QUT – NACO and SPARC HUB projects
  • Graeme Jardine, Technical Director, Jacobs – “Adventures in QLD pipeline ground engineering  – innovations & lessons learnt”
  • Benoit Wentzinger, Red Earth Engineering – “Innovations in near-surface characterisation”

More details to be announced.

Registration has now closed.

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