Engineers Australia

Geotechnical Advances and Challenges in Urban Development

2020 AGS Sydney Golden Symposium

The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art practices, new research findings and case histories that demonstrate geotechnical advances and challenges in urban development. The organising committee invites papers on geotechnical aspects of urban development, underground structures, restoration of geotechnical structures, innovative and cost-efficient solutions, groundwater modelling and application of smart technologies. The symposium presents an opportunity for professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in geotechnical engineering.

Suggested Topics:

  • Underground Structures in Urban Areas – Geotechnical Design and Construction Aspects
  • Retrofitting, Rehabilitation and Restoration of Geotechnical Structures in Urban Areas
  • Cost Savings through Innovative Construction and Design
  • Dealing with Groundwater in Design
  • Applications of Smart Technologies in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Deep and Shallow Foundations in Urban Areas.

Organising Committee

  • Ali Parsa, JK Geotechnics (Organising Committee Coordinator)
  • Sam Mirlatifi, John Holland
  • Hadi Khabbaz, University of Technology Sydney
  • Adrian Hulskamp, JK Geotechnics
  • Cholachat Rujikiat-kamjorn, University of Wollongong
  • AHM Kamruzzaman (Zaman), RMS
  • Puvaneswary Rajarathnam, AECOM
  • Tony Gourlay, Mott MacDonald
  • Miren Barinaga, Bachy Soletanche
  • Kourosh Kianfar, SMEC

The organising committee have now issued a Call For Abstracts.

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.