AGS WA Symposium 2022

Engineering Geology and Geotechnics of Western Australia

The Western Australia (WA) Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a one-day symposium titled “Engineering Geology and Geotechnics of Western Australia” which is to be held on 17 November 2022. The event will be held in Perth, forming a part of the continued program of events organised by the AGS WA Chapter. It aims to bring together geotechnical professionals to share and discuss their knowledge and experiences related to the engineering geology and geotechnical characteristics of the ground on which we build in Western Australia.

Overview

After being in isolation from the rest of Australia and the world, Western Australia is now open and development is booming. Economical and safe geotechnical design requires a good understanding of the engineering geology and characteristics of the ground on which we build. This symposium will provide geologists and geotechnical engineers from all backgrounds with a fantastic opportunity to talk about what is currently happening in WA and what is next.
The symposium will present an overview of the geotechnical and geological conditions of the ground in WA, with some case studies. In addition, a field trip has been organised on the day after the symposium i.e. on 18 November 2022 to visit some sites with interesting geological and geotechnical formation.

The symposium will bring together professional engineering geologists engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the topic of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics of Western Australia. Best practices, case histories and innovative methods for assessing and characterising ground risk will be presented and discussed, with a particular emphasis on the geology of the metro region, regional areas of WA, and offshore WA.

Suggested Topics

Important dates and Submissions

Abstracts must be submitted by 13 September 2022.

Abstracts will be selected based on their quality and relevance to the topics of the symposium, with the successful author(s) invited to give a presentation at the symposium.

Abstracts should be prepared in accordance with the abstract submission guidelines below. Successful submissions will be confirmed by the end of September 2022.

Final abstracts should be submitted to Harun Meer via email at [email protected] before 31 October 2022.

Submission of a paper is not required, however we encourage you to prepare a supporting paper that will be considered for publishing in our Australian Geomechanics journal.

Abstract Format

One-page abstracts should be submitted in the following format:

Field Trip

A field trip will take place the day after the symposium i.e. on 18 November 2022 to visit some sites with interesting geological and geotechnical formation in the Perth Metro area.

A bus will take participants from Perth CBD to visit a number of sites of engineering geological / geotechnical interest in the Perth and surrounding area. Lunch will be provided. More details to follow.

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.