20th International Conference On Soil Mechanics And Geotechnical Engineering

Apr 28, 2022 | Bearing Capacity, Compaction Control, Geotechnical Drilling, Intelligent Compaction, Soil & Site Investigation, Soil Stabilisation

What a privilege for the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) to be hosting the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Sydney from 1 – 5 May.

If you are one of the 600+ people attending in person, we’d love to catch up with you at our stand.

The theme of ICSMGE 2022 is “A Geotechnical Discovery Downunder – Geotechnical Diversity Awaits You”.

ICSMGE 2022 will focus on the application of theory and the discovery that comes when world-class minds are focused on the geotechnical problems facing our world. The 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. The program will be hybrid, designed for both in person and virtual attendees.

A couple of program highlights include:

Day 1 – 2 May 2022

11:15 – 12:15 State of the Art Lecture: Transportation Geotechnics

Richard Kelly, Claudia Zapata

16:15 – 17:15 State of the Art Lecture: Tailings Dams

Andy Fourie, Ramon Verdugo

We’ll highlight further sessions on our Insitutek LinkedIn page when we have access to the detailed program.

While we are very excited to see colleagues at the conference, we recognize that not every one is going to be there. Hence, over the last couple of months, we have been organising organisation wide Lunch and Learn sessions for our network and plan on continuing these.

Recent topics include:

  • Compaction Control for Dam Wall Construction – Light Weight Deflectometer vs PANDA Instrumented DCP, Nuclear Density Meter and Sand Replacement
  • TERRA-3000 for Long Term Sustainable Soil Improvement / Soil Stabilisation – Pavement Academy
  • How to Double the Lift Thickness (and Halve the Number of Lifts) without Compromising Compaction Quality – An Australian Case Study
  • Why is there a shift from density to modulus based testing?
  • Geotechnical Investigation In Situ Testing Options

Hosted by our very own Robin Power, the intention is to increase awareness and stimulate internal discussions on alternatives to traditional practice. Let us know if you are interested and have a particular topic in mind and we can arrange a session for you.

You can check out our recent blog posts for further ideas.

Since hiring the LWD I have used it on numerous jobs in a wide variety of material types all over WA. The ability to give “real time” test results have worked particularly well for me as i can show my clients numerical values which gives them a direct understanding of some of the benefits using Betta Roads has brought to their road construction projects. The feedback I have been receiving over the last few months has lead me to purchase the LWD and incorporate its use as an integral part of our projects.

Paul Bright

Director at Betta Roads Pty Ltd Perth Area, Australia

That was really useful and informative yesterday – started a lot of discussion around here.

Troy Crozier

Principal, Crozier Geotechnical Consultants

I felt the training was very thorough. If anyone doesn’t know how to use a PANDA after that session, they shouldn’t be using one at all.

Sam Bamford

Laboratory Division Manager, Protest Engineering

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The AGS Queensland Annual Symposium was held on 29 Nov 2022 in Brisbane. Our exhibition stand was manned by Robin Power who had conversations with many of the 160 attendees. Recent advance in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, and testing was the theme for the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland Chapter Symposium. The program included: