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AGS YGPC 2020 conference

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Deadline for nominations & abstracts has been extended to 16th August

The Australian Geomechanics Society and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society invite you to attend the 13th Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference (13YGPC Cairns)

Held every 2 years, the Young Geotechnical Professional Conference (YGPC) events are unique 3 day conferences facilitated by a joint initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS).

Call for abstracts

Please complete the nomination form attached to this call for abstracts.

Nominations of delegates must also be supported by a senior mentor and include an abstract of 200 words on a topic that is related to geotechnical practice or research. Positions are limited to 50 attendees and all successful nominations will be expected to present their technical paper at the conference. Co-authored papers will be accepted but only one author may present at the conference. The Don Douglas Youth Fellowship Award and the Young Geotechnical Professional Fellowship will be awarded to the best Australian paper and the best New Zealand paper, respectively, during the conference.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Gold, silver and bronze sponsorship packages will be allocated only on receipt of a signed booking form. Packages will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis except where multiple sponsorship applications are received on the same day for the same sponsorship package. If this oversubscription occurs we will contact the sponsors to resolve the allocation.

Tender for the platinum package from interested organisations may be directed to the AGS Secretariat prior to 27 September 2019.

ISSMGE News & Information – September 2019

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The ISSMGE News & Information circular for September 2019 is available online.

Call for Abstracts – Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies

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On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce that the first International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST2020) will be held from March 10 to 12, 2020 in Fukuoka, Japan.(Nishijin Plaza, Kyushu University)

The purpose of this symposium is to disseminate information and exchange ideas on issues related to natural and man-made disasters, and to arrive at solutions through the use of alternative resources, towards building a sustainable and resilient society from geotechnical perspectives.

The symposium aims to bring together scientist, researchers, engineers and policy makers throughout the world under one umbrella for debate and discussion. The symposium will be focusing on sustainability, promotion of new ideas and innovations in design, construction and maintenance of geotechnical structures with aim of contributing towards climate change adaptation and disaster resiliency.

It is hoped that through active participation of all the stake holders (industries, government and academia), the symposium will be able to inculcate some changes to the existing perception of dealing with problems, faced by the humankind in this ever challenging world.

Call for Abstracts

The Organizing Committee of 1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST) Engineering calls for abstract  submissions .

Abstracts must be prepared using following instructions and submitted only via the online submission system of the symposium before September 15, 2019 .

  • Abstracts must be between 100 to 400 words.
  • Abstracts must represent the name of the topic to which the paper is being submitted.
  • Abstracts must include the full names, credentials, affiliations and email addresses for all authors.

At least one author of each accepted paper should register for the conference, in order to be invited to make a presentation (oral or poster) in the technical program.

In order to submit your contribution authors must register in submission system. Upon the registration , authors will acquire a registration username and password.

AGS Tas Chapter field trip to Tasmania’s Southern Midlands

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On Thursday 15 August 2019 the AGS Tasmanian Chapter hosted a field trip to Tasmania’s Southern Midlands, to the north of Hobart. We learnt about a wide range of geological units and processes which helps build up our understanding of how these can impact on engineered structures:

  • Rockfall hazard in steep cuts in colluvium on the East Derwent Highway.
  • Landforms associated with periglacial conditions at Baskerville.
  • Road cuttings and bridge foundations associated with the Brighton Bypass road project.
  • Periglacial landformsat Constitution Hill (Dysart) causing challenges for road design and maintenance.
  • Tertiary diatreme at Little Den Hill and nearby landslides impacting Highlands Lakes Road.
  • Hypothesized stream piracy in the upper reaches of the Jordan River catchment at Oatlands.
  • Geo-heritage lunettes caused by aeolian processes from Lake Tiberias which is a deflation basin.
  • Strongly jointed dolerite adjacent to its lower contact causing small landslides impacting the railway line.

The trip was well-attended with 26 participants from a range of sectors of industry and government. Particular thanks goes out once again to Mike Vicary and Colin Mazengarb of Mineral Resources Tasmania who put a lot of work into preparing field notes for the trip. We hope to continue these field trips as an annual Chapter event and invite suggestions from members on other potential itineraries.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular – August 2019

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The ISSMGE News & Information Circular for 2019 is available online.

63rd IAEG Connector

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The 63rd issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

61st IAEG Connector

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The 61st IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

60th IAEG Connector

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The 60th IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

59th IAEG Connector E-News

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The 59th IAEG Connector E-News is available online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular July 2019

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The ISSMGE News and Information Circular for July 2019 is now available online.

Landslides in Pakistan, India and China and a volcano in Russia!

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The 55th issue of the IAEG Connector E-News is available online.

IAEG Connector E-News

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The 54th issue of the IAEG Connector E-News is available online.