2021 Victoria Symposium

Innovations in Geotechnical Design

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a one-day symposium titled “Innovations in Geotechnical Design” which is to be held on 21 October 2021. The event platform changed to an online-only event due to development of new restriction due to COVID-19 pandemic. This event will bring together geotechnical and other civil engineering professionals to share and discuss their knowledge and experiences related to geotechnical design and the latest technology and innovative methods.

Victoria’s construction industry is still up and running, recovering quite well from the hiccups of the pandemic and several lock-downs. To catch up with the fast pace of global advancement in technology, incorporating more and more of the emerging and innovative methods in geotechnical design and construction seems to be the way forward, facing the challenges in the built environment. This symposium will present overviews of the state-of-the-art practices innovations in design, including new research, case studies, advanced technology and simulations related to various geo-structure systems, as well as reliability, safety, and observational design implemented in Victorian projects.

The symposium will bring together professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss their experiences on the above topics. This will be a great networking opportunity post-pandemic.