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

Preparation of a paper is not required. However, authors are welcome to submit a paper in support of their presentation should they wish to do so. Closing date for abstracts is 8 August.

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

20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2022

The theme of ICSMGE 2022 is “A Geotechnical Discovery Down Under – Geotechnical Diversity Awaits You”. Discover Australia and discover the innovation that lies where practical problems meet leading theoretical developments. ICSMGE 2022 will focus on the application of theory and the discovery that comes when world-class minds are focussed on the geotechnical problems facing our world. Our Conference program and technical sessions reflect this emphasis on applications, and are designed to trigger collaboration, innovation and discovery from a diverse group of participants.

Australia is a unique land and a diverse country in every way imaginable – in culture, population, climate, geography and history. The identity of all Australians, but especially our Indigenous Australians, is shaped by our relationship with the natural environment. Sydney, as host city, has much to offer the tourist, with a diverse range of attractions. It is a multi-cultural city, and its people are warm and friendly and very happy to greet you with a welcoming “G’Day!”

The Australian Geomechanics Society, the host society for ICSMGE 2022, truly embodies the diversity of our profession, welcoming geologists, engineering geologists, soil mechanics, rock mechanics and geotechnical engineers – practitioners and academics alike, who come together to help advance the profession in Australia and beyond.

Wellington YGP Mini Symposium

A one day event where the young people of the local geotechnical industry gather to share and learn from each other.

This is for Wellington and lower North Island based young members of the NZGS
(under 35 and/or less than 10 years’
experience).

We want people at all levels of experience within this range, from first year graduates to those getting their first grey hairs!

Your presentation summary is due by Wednesday 2nd June

Please email your summary to  wgtnygp@gmail.com

Auckland/Northland Mini YGP Symposium

NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium – 9th July 2021

The 3rd NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium is happening on Friday 9th July 2021 in Auckland.

 

What is it?

A one-day event where the young and old(er) people of the local geotechnical industry gather to share and learn from each other. Every participant gives a short 10min presentation in a constructive and supportive environment.  You will not only learn but leave more enthused and motivated for your career. It is a shortened, local, less formal version of the highly successful ANZ YGP conference.

 

Who is it for?

All geo-professionals who are under 35 years old and/or with less than 10yrs of experience, and based in Auckland & Northland.

 

What is required of me?

To register, send a 100 to 200 word summary of a geotechnical topic on which you can commit to making a 10 minute presentation. The topic should be something that your peers can learn from. No written paper is required. There will be a short question time after each presentation. There will be two friendly mentors present on the day to provide advice and feedback.

 

How to apply?

To apply, send a short description of your presentation to auckygp@gmail.com by Wednesday 9th June 2021. Cost of the event is $120 per person, including dinner following the symposium. The event is to be held at Beca, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland.

 

ATS 2020+1 New Zealand hub

ATS 2020+1 New Zealand hub
The Australasian Tunnelling Conference (ATS2020+1) is the premier tunnelling industry conference in Australasia. The organising committee are celebrating 50 years of tunnelling conferences in the region with a theme of innovation to continue the knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer networking tradition that only happens at conferences. The NZTS are pleased to be able to support a long tradition of regional tunnelling conferences and look forward to seeing you at Eden Park on the 11th and 12th of May.

contact Andrew Campbell andrew.campbell@mottmac.com or Katerina Howard (katerina.howard@linkalliance.co.nz) for further details.

7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference

In 2022, the global community of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering practitioners will come together in Sydney, Australia for the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). For the 7th time, young geotechnical practitioners will have the opportunity to meet at their own dedicated Conference on the days immediately prior to the ICSMGE in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment to share their research, ideas and experience, build international networks and discuss the challenges facing young geotechnical engineers in a rapidly changing world.

Our Conference will be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney over the three days prior to the ICSMGE giving delegates the opportunity to remain in Sydney for the main Conference.

This Conference seeks to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for young geotechnical engineers to present at their first major Conference with all delegates given the opportunity to present. We will have a particular focus on sustainability and on issues facing young geotechnical professionals beyond 2022.

The organising committee look forward to welcoming you to the 7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in 2022.

Organizer

Australian Geomechanics Society

Contact Information

  • Contact person: ICMS Australasia
  • Address: Level 9, 234 George Street, Sydney NSW, 2000
  • Phone: (+61 2) 9254 5000
  • Email: info@icsmge2021.com

Email

info@icsmge2021.com

Additional Information

Pre-requisites for attendance at 7iYGEC – You need to be aged 35 or under as at 10 September 2021. – You need to be nominated by your ISSMGE member society. – You will need to be prepared to contribute. All attendees will be required to prepare a paper and given an oral presentation. – The number of delegates at the 7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference will be limited to a maximum of 100. Applications will be assessed based on the technical merit of abstract submissions, and on achieving diverse representation across the global soil mechanics and ground engineering community. – Abstracts are to be submitted via the conference website no later than 31 October 2020.

20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2022

The theme of ICSMGE 2022 is “A Geotechnical Discovery Downunder – Geotechnical Diversity Awaits You”. Discover Australia and discover the innovation that lies where practical problems meet leading theoretical developments. ICSMGE 2022 will focus on the application of theory and the discovery that comes when world-class minds are focussed on the geotechnical problems facing our world. Our conference program and technical sessions reflect this emphasis on applications, and are designed to trigger collaboration, innovation and discovery from a diverse group of participants.

Australia is a unique land and a diverse country in every way imaginable – in culture, population, climate, geography and history. The identity of all Australians, but especially our Indigenous Australians, is shaped by our relationship with the natural environment. Sydney, as host city, has much to offer the tourist, with a diverse range of attractions. It is a multi-cultural city and its people are warm and friendly and very happy to greet you with a welcoming “G’Day!”

The Australian Geomechanics Society, the host society for ICSMGE 2022, truly embodies the diversity of our profession, welcoming geologists, engineering geologists, soil mechanics, rock mechanics and geotechnical engineers – practitioners and academics alike, who come together to help advance the profession in Australia and beyond.

NZGS Symposium 2021 – Good Grounds For The Future

The world is experiencing profound changes.

These mark the dawning of a new era of pressing challenges that Geotechnical Engineering must deal with, internationally and in New Zealand.

Get on board for Dunedin – now in March 2021!
We will explore the opportunities and challenges of our future, by learning from the achievements and failures of our past.

This symposium aims to attract the most recent developments in geotechnical engineering, and associated disciplines in New Zealand and internationally.
We look for stimulating technical discussions and out-of-the-box ideas in the fields of engineering geology geotechnical engineering, seismology, geophysics, new technologies.

The Symposium is preceded by a one-and-a-half-day workshop and field study which starts in Queenstown and ends in Dunedin at the welcome reception. The two-day symposium will include technical talks, discussions, and a trade exhibition. We will use a range of formats: keynote speakers, plenary special technical sessions and discussions, speaker presentations, and poster exhibitions. Collaboration and communication with structural and infrastructural engineering will be the key component of our technical sessions.