NZGS committee update – Ayoub Riman

- Ross Roberts
In August we announced the results of our NZGS election, and this new committee is due to be ratified at our AGM on 27 September (please make sure you’ve registered!). One of the successful candidates was John Scott, a long-time supporter of th...

Sally Hargraves appointed to Standards NZ NZS3604 committee

- Ross Roberts
We are delighted to report that NZGS committee member Sally Hargraves has been appointed to the foundations working group of the committee that will revise NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings. Committee participation provides the opportunity to dev...

Earthquake engineering in the news

- Ross Roberts
Our members may be interested in the new regular spot for Michelle Grant, President of SESOC, on RNZ nights. You can listen to the first episode here:

NZGS election and expression of interest results

- Ross Roberts
NZGS management committee election I’m delighted to report that our election is now closed, and results are in. We had one of the strongest fields of candidates for years, giving you the difficult task of choosing between 11 really great people...

Notice for motion: proposed alteration of NZGS rules

- Ross Roberts
Introduction As with all incorporated societies, the NZGS activities are limited by the Incorporated Societies Act and the rules the society adopts for itself. The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 s6 requires that the rules cover, among other things: ...

Notice of election for the 2021-2023 management committee

- Ross Roberts
Our AGM is coming up in September, which means that it’s time to elect your new management committee. Our committee members are elected for two years, and normally we have equal numbers of members who are at the end of their first year (i.e. ro...

Expressions of Interest – Subsoil Practice Note

- Sally Hargraves
NZGS have identified an area for which we would like to develop a short Practice Note to assist the geotechnical profession in NZ.  The design and use of subsoil drains in earthworks projects varies around the country with different practitioners, d...