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March 2020

The shrink swell test of determining Expansive Site Soil Classes is Fatally Flawed

Presented by Nick Rogers, Tonkin & Taylor The shrink swell test, which combines both the shrink strain and the swell strain, was developed in Australia in the 1980s. This test now underpins a codified approach to the foundation design of lightweight buildings on expansive (reactive) soils in Australia and New Zealand. This presentation sets out the results of a critical examination of datasets of shrink swell tests undertaken in Auckland, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia and concludes that in these…

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August 2020

Quake Core Annual Meeting 2020

August 31 - September 3
Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, Trafalgar Square
Nelson, New Zealand
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2020 Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting and aligned workshops Placeholder only at this stage

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October 2020

21st NZGS National Symposium – Dunedin 2020

October 14 - October 18
Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand

Symposium theme The theme of the Symposium is inspired by the profound changes currently experienced internationally and in New Zealand: Natural disasters associated with climate change effects, are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. The learnings from the recent Canterbury and Kaikōura seismic events are shifting our thinking in New Zealand with respect to the way we perceive and address the seismic risk. Increasing urbanism and growth of population around the cities create more needs for capacity and resiliency of lifelines. The…

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July 2021


19 July 2021 @ 8:00 am - 21 July 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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