Sydney Chapter

Geotechnical Challenges and Lessons

Andrew Leventhal

This talk will present an overview of many of the significant projects on which Andrew has worked. It will include discussion of the salient features and present the “take-away” lessons from a number of geotechnical projects; it will include discussion of the background to the development of the Landslide Risk Management framework for Australia, and in particular the challenges and issues in bringing the framework to fruition; and it will include discussion of the particularly challenging features of a current project relating to management of infrastructure beneath the Main Southern Railway south of Sydney, whilst permitting safe operation of the railway and unimpeded underground longwall mining.

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