Engineers Australia

Symposium – Retaining Structures: Recent Advances and Past Experiences

Various speakers

The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), in conjunction with the Engineers Australia Structural College, is proud to present their seventeenth annual Symposium to be held on 13 November 2013, titled “Retaining Structures: Recent Advances and Past Experiences”.

The Symposium forms part of the continuing program of events by the Sydney Chapter of the AGS, designed to keep the engineering profession aware of recent developments in particular aspects of geotechnical practice.


The Symposium will present the state‐of‐the‐art practices, innovative technologies, new research results and case histories in construction and design of retaining structures. This symposium will bring together researchers and engineers and particularly the broad community of geotechnical and structural engineers who are interested on design and construction aspects of retaining structures. The goal of this symposium is to provide professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and engineering students the opportunity to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in retaining structures.

It is intended to produce a “Practice Note” for civil, geotechnical and structural engineers that will capture aspects of retaining walls design and construction requirement for successful performance. Papers attending these issues are particularly encouraged.

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.