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May 2019

Rail Tunnel Refurbishment Following the November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake

2 May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AKL – University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus, 902-402 Lecture Theatre, 314 Khyber Pass Road
Newmarket, Auckland New Zealand
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Our presenter: Rafael Sierra Ballen has worked as a construction manager for over thirty years in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for major civil engineering projects as a tunnel design manager and a tunnel construction manager. Topics Covered During this Presentation From a standing start, following the largest ever recorded earthquake in New Zealand, a highly committed collaborative team, assessed the damage across twenty tunnels, designed the repairs in view of future resilience, and built…

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April 2019

NZ Geomechanics Award Lecture

16 April 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room K209, Ara Institute, Moorhouse Avenue
christchurch, New Zealand
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Presented by Chris McGann The presentation will be given by Chris McGann on his work undertaken with Brendon Bradley, Merrick Taylor, Liam Wotherspoon and Misko Cubrinovski, a summary of which follows. Seismic piezocone data are used to investigate the applicability of several existing empirical correlations for predicting soil shear wave velocity (Vs) from cone penetration test (CPT) data, and ultimately to develop Christchurch-specific CPT-Vs correlations for estimating Vs in both the general alluvial and marine soils in the region and…

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March 2019

Advancing Seismic Hazard Analysis with Physicsbased modelling: Putting More PHYS into PSHA

27 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Professor Thomas H. Jordan Southern California Earthquake Centre University of Southern California Advanced applications of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) in California combine fault-based earthquake rupture forecasts with site-specific ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) to estimate long-term seismic shaking probabilities. Both PSHA components have been refined through comprehensive, iterated studies, including the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF) Project and the Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) Project. Although these collaborative efforts have improved our understanding of seismic hazards, the…

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The 58th Rankine Lecture Dynamic Soil-structure Interaction (Auckland)

27 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Auckland, Business School. Lecture Theatre: OGGB3/260-092, Auckland University Business School
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
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Presented by Dr Nick O’Riordan PhD CEng PE(CA) ARUP        

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The 58th Rankine Lecture – Dynamic Soil-structure Interaction (WELL)

26 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MBIE office 15 Stout Street Wellington, 15 Stout Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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Presented by Dr Nick O’Riordan PhD CEng PE(CA)

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Guidance for Potentially Liquefaction-prone Land (Auckland)

26 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tonkin & Taylor offices, Auckland, 105 Carlton Gore Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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This course is in shared collaboration with the Earthquake Commission and Engineering New Zealand. The Earthquake Commission has subsidised the course as to maximize participation for all Territorial Authorities and Engineers. If event is full, please join the waiting list.  This will encourage ENZ to put on additional events in the future.

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The 58th Rankine Lecture Dynamic Soil-structure Interaction (Chri)

25 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Link in live: https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/655620828 Dr Nick O’Riordan PhD CEng PE(CA) ARUP  

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Performance-Based Design for Soil Liquefaction

20 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Steven L. Kramer University of Washington     Many advances have been made over the 50-some years in which geotechnical engineers have actively been involved in the practice of earthquake engineering. Most recently, advances have come through the development of performance-based earthquake engineering, which seeks to predict the seismic performance of structures and facilities in ways that are useful to a wide variety of stakeholders. This presentation reviews the evolution of performance-based earthquake engineering and its application to…

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COLLABORATION IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – IMPACT ON RESEARCH AND PROJECT DELIVERY

18 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beca House Auditorium, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland, 21 Pitt Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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Ahead of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Young Members Presidential Group (YMPG) has teamed up with the Corporate Associates Presidential Group (CAPG) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society to bring you this panel discussion event. The focus of the event is around the topic of Collaboration in Geotechnical Engineering – Impact on Research and Project delivery.   At this interactive session you will hear from the expert…

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (CHRI)

14 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski

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Guidance for Potentially Liquefaction-prone Land (Dunedin)

14 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This course is in shared collaboration with the Earthquake Commission and Engineering New Zealand. The Earthquake Commission has subsidised the course as to maximize participation for all Territorial Authorities and Engineers. If event is full, please join the waiting list.  This will encourage ENZ to put on additional events in the future.

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture (Nelson)

12 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski The subject of this lecture are three important aspects in the engineering assessment of soil liquefaction, i.e. material characterization of liquefiable soils, in-situ state characterization of soils, and system response of liquefiable deposits. These aspects in the assessment are especially important in the evaluation of liquefiable soils other than uniform clean sands, such as silts, silty sands with non-plastic or low-plasticity fines, gravel-sand-silt mixtures, and interbedded deposits composed of liquefiable and non-liquefiable soils.

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (Nelson)

12 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski

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Guidance for Potentially Liquefaction Prone Land (NELS)

12 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This course is in shared collaboration with the Earthquake Commission and Engineering New Zealand. The Earthquake Commission has subsidised the course as to maximize participation for all Territorial Authorities and Engineers. If event is full, please join the waiting list.  This will encourage ENZ to put on additional events in the future.

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (Queenstown)

11 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (Otago)

11 March 2019 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
WSP – Opus 197 Rattray Street, Dunedin, 197 Rattray Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski *Live link from Queenstown

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (Wellington)

7 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WSP-Opus L10, 100 Willis Street Wellington, 100 WIllis Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski

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Guidance for Potentially Liquefaction Prone Land (WELL)

7 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This course is in shared collaboration with the Earthquake Commission and Engineering New Zealand. The Earthquake Commission has subsidised the course as to maximize participation for all Territorial Authorities and Engineers. If event is full, please join the waiting list.  This will encourage ENZ to put on additional events in the future.

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019 (WAIKATO)

6 March 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski

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NZGS Geomechanics Lecture 2019

4 March 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Auckland Owen Glenn Building, Room OGGB5, 38 Grafton Road
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Presented by Dr Misko Cubrinovski *Please note there is no refreshments due to space within this venue.  Contact:  James.Johnson@beca.com

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February 2019

The 18 May 2005 debris-flow “disaster” at Matata, Bay of Plenty

25 February 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beca Staff Room 32 Harington Street Tauranga, 32 Harington Street
Tauranga, New Zealand
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A Visual Presentation by  Richmond (Dick) Beetham

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Double Presentation: Rockfall Anchors & Passive Protection

19 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jacobs, L8 1 Grey Street, Wellington, 1 Grey Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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The benefits (and challenges) of using self-drilling anchors to mesh a large site of severely fractured ground Presented by Martin Wilson Managing Director, Abseil Access AND Passive protection structures used to protect Kaikōura coastal road: Rockfall catch fences, hybrid fences and GTM bund Presented by Eric Ewe Applications Engineer, Geofabrics NZ

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June 2018

Uni Canterbury – ENGE 412 – Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

25 June 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This course focuses on description and representation of a rock mass, stress and strain in a rock mass and deformation and failure of a rock mass. These are applied to rock slope stability analysis and design of underground excavations.

Learning Outcomes

A student completing this course will be able to:

1. Apply concepts of stress, strain, elasticity and plasticity to intact rock and rock masses
2. Collect rock mechanics data in the field, combine it with laboratory test data and assess the stability of excavations in rock
3. Determine likely rock mass behaviours under different excavation and loading conditions and propose mitigation solutions

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May 2017

Canterbury Uni – Applied Hydrogeology – ENGE 414

8 May 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This course is aimed at engineers and geologists who wish to learn the fundamentals of hydrogeology and groundwater. This course is delivered over three weeks with morning lecture blocks, field, lab and computer activities as well as self-directed learning through online course material. Assessments consist of online forums, reports and poster presentation.   Students successfully completing this course will be able to: 1. Assess hydrogeological controls on groundwater storage and flow. 2. Use a selection of laboratory skills to estimate permeability.…

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April 2017

Canterbury Uni – Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering – ENGE 412

11 April 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This course is aimed at engineers and geologists who wish to learn the fundamentals of rock mechanics and how they are used in rock engineering. This course is delivered in two 2-day and one 1-day blocks, as well as self-directed learning through online course material. There are two 1-hour laboratories in groups and a local field trip.  Assessments consist of in-class Masteries, a group project and take-home exam. A student completing this course will be able to: 1. Apply the…

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