The 9ANZYGPC was held for Australian and New Zealand geotechnical practitioners under the age of 35 in Melbourne between 11 July and 14 July 2012 at the Novotel, St Kilda. It was attended by 43 delegates from across Australia and New Zealand who each gave a presentation at the conference. The mentors and judges agreed that the quality of material presented was extremely high.
A number of particularly outstanding presentations were given by geotechnical engineers currently practicing in Victoria and will be re-presented to the Victorian Chapter of the AGS. As recommended by the 9ANZYGPC organising committee, the following Victorian delegates were judged to have the most outstanding presentations. Each will present for 15 minutes on their topic.
Jared Fetherstone (Geotechnical Engineer, ARUP Pty Ltd)
Case Study – Construction of an extension to a continuously settling pile raft in the Yarra delta geology of Melbourne
Julie Burton (Geotechnical Engineer, AECOM Pty Ltd)
Design and construction of the Cooper Street overpass
Nurses Kurucuk (Geotechnical Engineer, Mining One Pty Ltd)
Slope stability assessment at an open pit mine in North-west Queensland
David Barry‐Macaulay (Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Pty Ltd)
Thermo-mechanical behavior of Kaolin clay
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.