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...

ISSMGE TC104 update

- Ross Roberts
Update from Phil Robins Members of the ISSMGE Technical Committee on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics (TC104) gathered to attend the virtual workshop on Frontiers for Hypergravity Experiments and Model Tests over two days late last year (7 and 9 Dece...

ISSMGE TC203 update

- Ross Roberts
Update from Misko Cubrinovski – TC203 chair TC203 (earthquake geotechnical engineering and associated problems) was quite active at three levels, through the overall TC203 membership, the TC203 Advisory Group composed of previous Ishihara lect...

New YGP roles announced

- Ross Roberts
The NZGS management committee is delighted to announce three new Young Professional representatives. Earlier this year we asked for expressions of interest for three new roles representing each of the three international societies. The NZGS is the af...