Engineers Australia

AGS Victoria Symposium

Geotechnical characterisation — managing design and construction risk

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society has released a Call for Abstracts for the 2019 symposium.

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a one-day symposium titled “Geotechnical characterisation – managing design and construction risk” which is to be held on 30 October 2019.

The event will be held in Melbourne and will bring together geotechnical and other civil engineering professionals to share and discuss their knowledge and experiences related to geotechnical characterisation and its implications for design and construction.

Victoria’s construction industry is booming. Investment in both public infrastructure and commercial real estate is growing, and as our cities and infrastructure grow, so too does the need to develop parcels of land with challenging ground conditions. Economical and safe geotechnical design requires efficient and well thought through ground investigation and characterisation to identify and manage ground risks and opportunities.

This symposium will present overviews of current state of-the-art practices, innovation, new research results and case studies relating to geotechnical characterisation with an emphasis on its implications for the addressing and managing design and construction risk.

The symposium will bring together professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the topic of ground characterisation. Best practices, case histories and innovative methods for assessing and characterising ground risk will be presented and discussed, with a particular emphasis on the geotechncal characterisation of the Melbourne region and regional areas of Victoria.

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.