2018 Victoria Symposium

Geotechnics and transport infrastructure

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society invited academics and practitioners in the field of geotechnical and ground engineering to attend the 2018 Australian Geomechanics Society Victorian Symposium on ‘Geotechnics and transport infrastructure’ held on 24 October 2018.

In recent years Victoria has seen significant investment in transport infrastructure as part of a plan to manage the demands of a growing population and expanding urban fringe. The construction of Melbourne Metro, a second crossing of the Yarra River, rail and freeway upgrades as well as numerous level crossing removal projects are just some of the major transport projects currently underway in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Many of these projects carry numerous complex geotechnical challenges.

The 2018 Australian Geomechanics Society Victorian Symposium covers a variety of geotechnical challenges associated with transport geotechnics and present overviews of current infrastructure challenges, state of the-art practices, innovation, new research results and case studies demonstrating applications of advanced techniques and cost effective solutions in the construction and design of local transport infrastructure. The Symposium brought together professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the topic of transport infrastructure and associated geotechnical challenges and applications.