Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Stephen Darmawan and Craig Johnson


Geotechnical Instrumentation: Principles and Remote Monitoring
– Stephen Darmawan

Concrete Dam InstrumentationThe presentation will cover the principles of geotechnical instruments and the common sensors widely used in civil construction and infrastructure projects. There will be discussion on the criteria of having an automated real time monitoring system versus the traditional in situ observational methods. The systems discussed will include the database model and the information technology infrastructure to deliver the monitoring data. Example case studies will be used to illustrate the methodology.

Geotechnical Instrumentation: Field Case Studies
– Craig Johnson

Dam crest data logger with solar powerA selection of instrumentation case histories will be presented, focusing on the planning and installation of geotechnical instrumentation to address specific design scenarios. The role of proper planning in the implementation of instrumentation schemes will be discussed, as will common installation and construction considerations and the use of monitoring results to check design assumptions and provide performance feedback.

About the speakers

Steven has 24 years as a practicing geotechnical engineer specializing in geotechnical instrumentation, ground improvement and geotechnical investigation. He has been involved in numerous geotechnical projects in Australia and South East Asia.

Craig has more than 23 years’ experience in geotechnical and dam engineering for a wide range of infrastructure projects in Australasia. He has significant experience in the field of geotechnical and structural instrumentation and has served as SKM’s (now Jacobs) Practice Leader for this area.


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