Engineers Australia

AGS SA/NT Celebrates 50 years

Dr Peter Mitchell

AGS-SA/NT turns 50 this year, so we’ve organised a special event to celebrate. It’s been engineered to allow for maximum socialising with minimum risk. We will be celebrating the outstanding geotechnical engineering that’s been done in our state over the last 50 years and the work of our chapter. We’re inviting you to send us photos of projects large or small and events held by our chapter, (e.g. field trips, our Popeye tour of bridges over River Torrens). These will form part of a rotating slide show to be shown throughout the evening. Please send project photos to Richard Herraman and include name of project, company involved, name of photographer and any people in the photo.

Highlights of this event will be the awarding of AGS honorary life membership certificates to Dr Peter Mitchell and Professor Mark Jaksa, a presentation by Dr Mitchell “50 years of Geotechnical Engineering Achievement”, followed by the cutting of the AGS SA/NT Chapter’s 50th birthday cake.

Naturally, at this time, we think about the next 50 years. What does the future hold for AGS-SA/NT? What are the promising new areas of geotechnology? How to make a career in geotechnical engineering? We invite attendees who feel so inclined to make a short speech (i.e. a pop-up presentation, 5 minutes max) on any of these topics. The best speech wins a prize. If you wish to show slides please email them to Richard Herraman.

To conform to current social distancing requirements we can only accommodate 75 people seated at tables. Finger food will be served on the tables so that you can eat, drink and socialise without having to stand close together. This promises to be a relaxed, enjoyable and memorable event, so register early to avoid missing out.

About the speaker

Dr Peter MitchellFormerly Technical Director, Geotechnical Engineering, Aurecon

Dr Mitchell is a specialist in Geotechnical Engineering with over 46 years’ experience in major projects in all mainland Australian States and Territories, South-East Asia and the South Pacific. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide and has recently retired from the position of Technical Director of Geotechnical Engineering at Aurecon. He is well-known for his method for designing footings for houses on reactive soils and has given service to the AGS, including over 100 presentations to the SA/NT Chapter.

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