In Situ Testing

Allan McConnell

Allan McConnell will discuss in situ geotechnical testing. The underlying theme will be “reducing geotechnical uncertainty”.

The presentation will be a “warts and all” dialogue, covering:

  1. What is reasonably available to a geo-engineer in Australia.
  2. What is it good for – and strengths and weaknesses.
  3. How good is it really?
  4. Why does it help to reduce geotechnical uncertainty?

About the speaker

Allan McConnell IGS

Allan McConnell is a well-known geotechnical engineer, with 40+ years experience in Australia, SE Asia and the Pacific. He is the conceiver, developer and owner of the specialised geotechnical testing company IGS. Allan has experience in most aspects of geotechnical engineering. He is known for his past consulting work on major development projects, including many on soft soil sites, and for his crusade to reduce risk and uncertainty in geotechnical engineering. During his past-life as a consultant Allan won three ACEA excellence awards for projects (1998, 2000 & 2004), the Sole Practitioners Award (2000) and the Presidentís Award (1996).

It is his passion for managing risk and uncertainty that originally led to the evolution of IGS. He sees the evolution of modern in situ testing as a major contributor towards reducing uncertainty.

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