CPEng for geotechnical engineers

New Zealand Geotechnical Society and Engineering New Zealand are pleased to invite you to a talk that will comprise a general overview of the Chartership process and guidance on achieving competence groups 1 to 4.

Register online at: https://www.engineeringnz.org/courses-events/event/cpeng-for-geotechnical-engineers/

The talk will be followed by a mock review with a recently Chartered member and conclude with a Q&A session. The event is primarily aimed at geotechnical engineers who are progressing towards their Chartership and planning to sit the CPEng review with Engineering New Zealand in the next year or two. Speaking on the topic will be Geoffrey Farquhar and Malcolm Stapleton who are both assessors with Engineering New Zealand. Eli Maynard has kindly volunteered to be the reviewee for the event.

Geoff is a Principal and Technical Director (Dams & Geotechnical) at GHD Limited in Auckland. He has 40 years of consulting experience in New Zealand and overseas and his work focuses on both technical leadership and providing technical input to infrastructure projects in New Zealand. He is a Board Member and Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, has served for six years on the Competency Assessment Board and was instrumental in the development of a register for Professional Engineering Geologists. He is a life member and former Chair of the NZGS.

Malcolm is a Principal at Babbage Consultants and specialises in environmental and geotechnical engineering, site investigation and remediation, and geotechnical aspects of projects. He heads the Babbage geoenvironmental team, which includes geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists, the geotechnical laboratory, the environmental group, the Bioresearchers group, and a team that addresses local body and government planning controls. He is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and a practice area assessor for geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.

Eli is a Chartered Senior Water Resources/Geotechnical Engineer at Riley Consultants in Auckland and specialises in geotechnical and dam engineering. He has design and construction experience including: new embankment dams for water storage; assessment and remediation of existing dams; shallow foundations, piling and ground improvement; slope remediation; flood protection and land drainage schemes; hydraulic structures including pipelines, energy dissipaters, irrigation schemes, stormwater infrastructure and wells; and temporary and permanent dewatering.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided from 5.30pm followed by the presentation at 6pm. As the venue doors are access controlled, please contact Ben Francis via text on 0275458345 if you arrive after 6pm to gain entry.

Forensic Engineering Investigation

Recent earthquakes and building failures have highlighted the need for more investigating engineers who can apply basic techniques and draw conclusions on the extent of damage and the need for suitable repairs. The course will cover basic investigation techniques, data collection and analysis and the procedures you need to follow to produce a credible forensic engineering report.
Duration: 8 hours
Presenter: Stephen Jenkins

Forensic Engineering Investigation (BoP)

Recent earthquakes and building failures have highlighted the need for more investigating engineers who can apply basic techniques and draw conclusions on the extent of damage and the need for suitable repairs. The course will cover basic investigation techniques, data collection and analysis and the procedures you need to follow to produce a credible forensic engineering report.
Duration: 8 hours
Presenter: Stephen Jenkins

Cost:

$900.00 incl. GST

Forensic Engineering Investigation (Chch)

Recent earthquakes and building failures have highlighted the need for more investigating engineers who can apply basic techniques and draw conclusions on the extent of damage and the need for suitable repairs. The course will cover basic investigation techniques, data collection and analysis and the procedures you need to follow to produce a credible forensic engineering report.
Duration: 8 hours
Presenter: Stephen Jenkins

Forensic Engineering Investigation (Wtn)

Recent earthquakes and building failures have highlighted the need for more investigating engineers who can apply basic techniques and draw conclusions on the extent of damage and the need for suitable repairs. The course will cover basic investigation techniques, data collection and analysis and the procedures you need to follow to produce a credible forensic engineering report.
Duration: 8 hours
Presenter: Stephen Jenkins

Forensic Engineering Investigation (Akd)

Recent earthquakes and building failures have highlighted the need for more investigating engineers who can apply basic techniques and draw conclusions on the extent of damage and the need for suitable repairs. The course will cover basic investigation techniques, data collection and analysis and the procedures you need to follow to produce a credible forensic engineering report.
Duration: 8 hours
Presenter: Stephen Jenkins

Cost:

$900.00 incl. GST

ENZ Webinar – Defect bored piles – Causes, assessment and remediation strategies

Concrete bored piles are commonly used for the foundation of buildings or structures like bridges, rail, airport or port facilities. This webinar addresses the most common defects in relation to defect foundation elements of building and structures, introduces the most common methods to assess such defects and suggests remediation strategies for some of the most common defects.
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Martin Larisch

Abbotsford landslip – 40 years on

On 8 August 1979 the Abbotsford landslip occurred – resulting in 18 hectares of land and 69 houses shifting 48 metres down the hill. 40 years later, join us to hear about this significant geotechnical event and about current landslip work around Dunedin.

Engineering New Zealand, New Zealand Geotechnical Society and University of Otago Geology Department have partnered to bring you this event, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Abbotsford landslip.

Drinks and pizza will be provided, followed by presentations.

Speakers include:

  • Associate Professor Andrew R Gorman, University of Otago; Historical context of the Abbotsford landslip and its use in teaching undergraduate students.
  • Lee Patterson, Stantec; Dunedin City hazards mapping in the context of the Abbotsford landslip.

Guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released the guidance in 2017. This was developed collaboratively by MBIE with the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Earthquake Commission (EQC), and other key parties. Engineering New Zealand with the funding support of EQC are pleased to offer this subsidised course which will bring planning and engineering professionals together to learn how to put the guidance in to practice.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The day will start with some basic presentation sessions to introduce the guidance.  It will then progress to hands-on group work to develop understanding of the technical assessment process and its application to planning and decision making. This also helps to develop the collaborative skills, experience and cross-discipline networks required to implement the guidance effectively in different decision-making contexts.

After the course it is expected that:

  • engineers will be able to communicate information about the technical assessment in a manner that can be understood by planners (and then in turn be explained to other stakeholders and decision makers)
  • planners will be able to communicate to engineers the planning or consent decision contexts for which technical information is required
  • engineers and planners will have the skills to collaborate to agree the appropriate scope of work for technical assessments required to support specific plan and decision-making processes (a meeting of minds about “fitness for purpose”).

Presenter Information

The course will be facilitated by Marje Russ and Mike Jacka from Tonkin + Taylor.
Marje and Mike were both involved in the development of Planning and engineering guidance for potentially liquefaction-prone land.