Engineers Australia

West Australian Geotechnics and Geology

AGS WA 2020 Symposium

The Western Australia (WA) Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a one day symposium titled “West Australian Geotechnics and Geology” which is to be held on 8 May 2020.

The event will be held in Perth and will bring together geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geologists, geophysicists and academics to share and discuss their knowledge and experience in WA related to geotechnics and geology and its implications for design and construction.

The Event

Western Australia’s construction industry is currently booming. Investment in public infrastructure, mining and offshore developments is growing. Economical and safe geotechnical design requires efficient and well thought through ground investigation and characterisation to identify and manage ground risks and opportunities.

This symposium will present overviews of current state of-the-art practices, innovation, new research relating to WA geology and case studies of WA projects. There will be an emphasis on its implications for addressing and managing design and construction risk.

The symposium will bring together professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the topic of West Australian Geotechnics and Geology. 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 and regional areas of WA.

Call for Abstracts

The WA Chapter of the AGS invites local and national practitioners, academics, contractors and other interested parties to submit abstracts on a topic related to WA Geotechnics. More information is available here.

Call for Sponsors

The Organising Committee is calling for sponsorship from the engineering community. Information about sponsorship opportunities, along with an application form, are available here.

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.