2019 Victoria Symposium

Geotechnical characterisation – managing design and construction risk

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society invited academics and practitioners in the field of geotechnical and ground engineering to attend the 2019 Australian Geomechanics Society Victorian Symposium held on 30 October 2019.

In recent years Victoria has seen significant growth in the construction industry. Investment in both public infrastructure and commercial real estate is growing, and as our cities and infrastructure grow, so too does the need to develop parcels of land with challenging ground conditions. Economical and safe geotechnical design requires efficient and well thought through ground investigation and characterisation to identify and manage ground risks and opportunities.

The 2019 Australian Geomechanics Society Victorian Symposium presents an overview of current state of- the-art practices, innovation, new research results and case studies relating to geotechnical characterisation with an emphasis on its implications for addressing and managing design and construction risk. The
2019 Symposium brought together professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the topic of ground characterisation.