NZGS 2021 Student Poster Competition

- Rolando Orense
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE The New Zealand Geotechnical Society wishes to recognise and encourage student participation in the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. The 2021 Student Presentation Aw...

Sally Hargraves appointed to Standards NZ NZS3604 committee

- Ross Roberts
We are delighted to report that NZGS committee member Sally Hargraves has been appointed to the foundations working group of the committee that will revise NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings. Committee participation provides the opportunity to dev...

Earthquake engineering in the news

- Ross Roberts
Our members may be interested in the new regular spot for Michelle Grant, President of SESOC, on RNZ nights. You can listen to the first episode here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/2018808971/engineering-in-an-earthquake-zone...

Expressions of Interest – Subsoil Practice Note

- Sally Hargraves
NZGS have identified an area for which we would like to develop a short Practice Note to assist the geotechnical profession in NZ.  The design and use of subsoil drains in earthworks projects varies around the country with different practitioners, d...

MBIE feedback – Occupational regulation of engineers

- Ross Roberts
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on proposed changes to the occupational regulation of engineers. The NZGS management committee has been working with Engineering NZ, SESOC, NZSEE and SFPE to develop feedback. Because ...

Call For Nominations for NZGS Management Committee 2021

- Ross Roberts
Introduction The NZGS management committee manages the affairs of the society on behalf of the members. We aim for representation on the Committee that is as broad as possible both geographically and between engineers and geoscientists to ensure that...

NZS4431 Revision – Update

- Sally Hargraves
Standards NZ are completing a review of NZS 4431:1989 and NZGS have several members on the review committee.  Attached is an update from the review committee. Please provide any feedback to Sally Hargraves, Tony Fairclough or Ross Roberts. Chair upd...

ISSMGE TC103 update

- Ross Roberts
Update from Ioannis Antonopoulos – 20 May 2021 TC103 (Numerical Methods in Geomechanics) was active in: Working on the virtual time capsule project ( https://www.issmge.org/the-society/time-capsule/time-capsule) preparing the material. For this...