NZGS Climate Change Symposium

The New Zealand Geotechnical Society in partnership with Engineering New Zealand, The Sustainability Society and MBIE will host a symposium to discuss the role of geotechnical engineers in climate change.

The symposium will engage the geotechnical industry in New Zealand and start discussions on how our industry can reach the carbon emission goals set by the New Zealand government. What does it mean for the geotechnical industry in New Zealand? Where do we need to stretch, collaborate and re-invent ourselves to meet the targets? Regardless if you work as a consultant, contractor, academic or policy maker, we are looking for a broad range of different opinions as this topic is important for all of us and collaboration, innovation and transformation are critical to start the process.

We hope to spark your interest and stimulate many constructive discussions about this topic and we want to hear different opinions and approaches how to overcome some of the current barriers. Collaboration is the key to reach these targets and help building a more sustainable future.

We are delighted to invite you to submit a presentation abstract and to register your attendance. Presentations will be short (10-15 mins) and we are specifically seeking presentations around the following topics:

  • Innovation
  • Challenges
  • Tools and techniques
    • adaptation, transition and mitigation
    • overcoming barriers to climate ready project

We hope to hear from you with an abstract and to see you in November for this inaugural symposium.

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.