AGS SA-NT End of Year Social Event

Richard Herraman

Every year we have a social evening, an occasion for you, your partner and friends to eat, drink and catch up with colleagues. This year our social evening is being held at the Little Bang Brewing Company, a popular venue.

For your entertainment this year we are featuring a talk by one of our members, Richard Herraman, about his life at Twin Oaks commune in Virginia, USA in 1977. Come along and find out how and why Richard came to live in a commune. Tickets are $30 per guest.

Dinner and drinks are included in the ticket fee, please provide any dietary requirements. Numbers are strictly limited so please ensure you purchase your ticket through the AGS Website.

About the speaker

Richard Herraman former Principal Geotechnical Engineer with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Richard Herraman graduated with BSc (Hons, Physics) from the University of Adelaide in 1970 and taught high school for most of the ‘70s. As part of the Educational Psychology component of his studies for the Diploma of Education at the University of Adelaide he learned about operant conditioning and the work of Professor B. F. Skinner. In 1977 he goes to live at Twin Oaks commune in the USA. He returned to Australia in late 1978 and resumed teaching. In 1980, after being involved in several minor civil engineering projects, he decided to study Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide and graduates in 1985. This is in the middle of a building boom and Richard gets a job with Hosking Oborn, Consulting Engineers. After a year he takes a position with EngTest, the consulting arm of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Adelaide and does insitu soil testing for major projects for several years. In 1989 he joined the Highways Department and, after a stint as Project Manager of the Grove Way Project, he was transferred to the Geotechnical Engineering Group where he remained for the next 26 years, retiring in 2017 as Group Manager and Principal Geotechnical Engineer. During this time his group has participated in many major projects, including the opening bridges over the Port River, the Northern Expressway, the Torrens River to Torrens Road and South Road Superway sections of the North-South Corridor. He is currently doing a PhD part-time at the University of Adelaide.


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