Online: Auckland Branch Christmas Symposium

This event will be held online as a series of short lunchtime talks each week in December.  Our aim with the event is to focus on topics directly relevant to the Auckland region. NZGS members are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented as part of the online symposium.

 

The event will kick off on Wednesday the 1st of December 2021 around lunch time. Each session will run for 1h 15m and will comprise either 3x standard presentations (15min) or 2x extended presentations (25min) with time for questions after each presentation..  Subsequent sessions will be held on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December.

 

If you have something short to present that would be of interest, please submit a short abstract (<250 words) to the organising team on auckland@nzgs.org by 12th November.

Online: Auckland Branch Christmas Symposium

This event will be held online as a series of short lunchtime talks each week in December.  Our aim with the event is to focus on topics directly relevant to the Auckland region. NZGS members are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented as part of the online symposium.

 

The event will kick off on Wednesday the 1st of December 2021 around lunch time. Each session will run for 1h 15m and will comprise either 3x standard presentations (15min) or 2x extended presentations (25min) with time for questions after each presentation..  Subsequent sessions will be held on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December.

 

If you have something short to present that would be of interest, please submit a short abstract (<250 words) to the organising team on auckland@nzgs.org by 12th November.

Online: Auckland Branch Christmas Symposium

This event will be held online as a series of short lunchtime talks each week in December.  Our aim with the event is to focus on topics directly relevant to the Auckland region. NZGS members are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented as part of the online symposium.

 

The event will kick off on Wednesday the 1st of December 2021 around lunch time. Each session will run for 1h 15m and will comprise either 3x standard presentations (15min) or 2x extended presentations (25min) with time for questions after each presentation..  Subsequent sessions will be held on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December.

 

If you have something short to present that would be of interest, please submit a short abstract (<250 words) to the organising team on auckland@nzgs.org by 12th November.

Online: Auckland Branch Christmas Symposium

This event will be held online as a series of short lunchtime talks each week in December.  Our aim with the event is to focus on topics directly relevant to the Auckland region. NZGS members are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented as part of the online symposium.

 

The event will kick off on Wednesday the 1st of December 2021 around lunch time. Each session will run for 1h 15m and will comprise either 3x standard presentations (15min) or 2x extended presentations (25min) with time for questions after each presentation..  Subsequent sessions will be held on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December.

 

If you have something short to present that would be of interest, please submit a short abstract (<250 words) to the organising team on auckland@nzgs.org by 12th November.

Online Webinar: CANTILEVER POLE RETAINING WALLS

Join the New Zealand Geotechnical Society and Dr John Wood who will be presenting his article on Pole Wall Design that featured in the June issue of the NZGS Geomechanics News.

Free Registration  HERE

Abstract:

Cantilever timber pole walls are one of the most commonly used forms of retaining wall construction used in New Zealand for low to moderate retained heights. In this webinar, a review of the commonly used design analysis methods used in NZ is presented in terms of pole-soil interaction and displacement behaviour. Based on available empirical approaches, design charts are presented for use in most design applications in various types of soils. Moreover, wall design methods to account for the strength enhancement of the concrete encasement used on timber poles embedded in the ground is discussed. This presentation is a summary of the technical paper published in the June 2021 issue of NZGS Geomechanics News.

About the presenter:

John Wood has recently retired. He worked as a consulting civil engineer specialising in bridge design, structural investigation, soil-structure interaction and earthquake engineering. Before setting up his consulting engineering practice in 1986, he was Head of the Ministry of Works, Central Laboratories. His consulting work included peer reviews of seismic strengthening proposals and seismic risk assessment for civil engineering and building structures. He has published papers summarising his research on the earthquake performance of underground structures, retaining walls and bridges. John holds post-graduate degrees in civil engineering from the University of Canterbury and California Institute of Technology.

NZGS AGM + Presentation

New Zealand Geotechnical Society AGM & Presentation: As a result of the extended lockdown in Auckland we have decided to move the Annual General Meeting online and set the date as 27 September. It will take place at 12:00pm immediately before what is set to be a fascinating presentation by Sjoerd Van Ballegooy about modelling the impacts of liquefaction on the New Zealand residential building portfolio. You will be able to use the same link for both the AGM and the subsequent presentation.

Please register using the link on this page.

Further information, including the agenda and AGM papers, will be circulated shortly

Online Webinar: Let the terrain do the talking – Understanding Northland Landscapes from Aerial Photos and LiDAR Terrain Models

Presented by David Buxton, Geotechnical Engineer, Northland Geotechnical Specialists

Register free HERE

The presentation will comprise review and interpretation of aerial photo stereopair red/blue anaglyphs and LiDAR terrain models, with various overlays, for a number of sites around Northland. The presentation will highlight how interpretation of the terrain can inform our engineering decision making, and why it is particularly important in complex terrain. Best of all, both the data and software are free and readily available to all.

To view the aerial photo stereopair anaglyphs in the presentation you will need a pair of red/blue 3D glasses. For a free pair, please email david@northlandgeotech.co.nz. Alternatively, they can be cheaply purchased online (try wish.com, search “Red Blue 3D Glasses”, or they are also sometimes available on Trademe).

The presentation will be followed by a chance for questions/discussions.

David Buxton is a geotechnical engineer and has been Northland based for 5 years prior to which he worked for T+T in Auckland for 10 years.

Climate Change Symposium

Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch | Online

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.

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.