Engineers Australia

Guildford Formation

Michael Hillman, Geoff Cocks and Jay Ameratunga

Abstract

The Guildford Formation underlies a significant portion of the central business district and the eastern suburbs of Perth. The Formation is characterised by its variability in terms of consistency, strength, compressibility and water yielding characteristics. This paper addresses geotechnical issues associated with developments taking place over Guildford Formation alluvium.