Wednesday 7 Oct 2020
AEST: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NZ: 8pm – 9pm
PRESENTED BY Fred Baynes
Experienced practitioners throughout the world are concerned that many of the sophisticated engineering geological studies that are currently being carried out exhibit a lack of understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering geology.
To counter this trend, a working group of IAEG Commission 25, is attempting to establish Guidelines to provide succinct, practical, accessible and authoritative advice on how to create effective Engineering Geological Models for use on projects. These Guidelines are aimed at practitioners from around the world involved in projects ranging from investigating single storey dwellings to constructing a major piece of infrastructure or carrying out a regional study for planning purposes.
The background, progress and interim findings of Commission 25 will be presented and the key messages of the Guidelines will be illustrated with both practical and theoretical examples from a variety of projects.
THIS ONLINE WEBINAR IS ORGANISED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GEOMECHANICS SOCIETY. Registration essential
This webinar event will utilise a browser-based platform, and thus no download of additional programs is required by attendees.
Multiple web browsers are supported by the webinar platform, and you can check the exact requirements here.
Please note that you will also need to be able to suitably access the internet to attend the online event.
Australian Geomechanics Society Engineering Geology Course
This is an end of financial year reminder about the AGS’s Engineering Geology course. There are only a handful of free places remaining, so if you are interested we suggested
you register quickly.
This course will be delivered for the 5th time from Saturday 2nd to 10th November 2019. It is based at the University of Wollongong and at
sites on the south coast of New South Wales.
The objective of the course is to teach participants how to apply geological field skills to help solve engineering problems. This will be carried out by using guided field exercises, in which the participants learn by carrying out realistic project related work, in the field, whilst being supervised by experienced practitioners.
The course is designed primarily for early career engineering geologists and also for geotechnical engineers with a sound understanding of geological principals.
The course is accreditedfor 6 credit points at the University of New South Wales Master of Engineering Science degree and hence it is assessed accordingly
Further information can be found at https://australiangeomechanics.org/courses/ags-engineering-geology-course/
When and Where Saturday 2 November to Sunday 10 November 2019, at the University of Wollongong, and field sites on the south coast of New South Wales
The registration fee for AGS members is A$4,950 inclusive of GST. For non AGS members the registration fee is A$5,170 inclusive of GST. The fee includes course notes and transport for field trips. All transport to and from Wollongong before and after the course, accommodation and meal costs are additional to these course fees. Accommodation Participants are responsible for booking accommodation during the course. It is recommended that this be done immediately after registration to secure appropriate accommodation. Suggestions for suitable accommodation will be posted on the course website in February