Sydney or Brisbane – you choose

Nov 8, 2022 | Insitutek

We are looking forward to catching up in person in November so here are three opportunities to do just that! Insitutek will be exhibiting at all these knowledge sharing events so we look forward to seeing you there.

Piling & Ground Improvement Conference 2022 – 16 – 18 Nov 2022 (Sydney)

The conference, co hosted by the Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), will cover all aspects of deep foundations, retention and ground improvement works.

Sessions in the program will cover design, testing, construction, ground improvement, risk and project delivery practices, challenging project case studies, and developments and innovations.

Ground supported working platforms are critical for heavy equipment stability, and modern piling equipment is becoming heavier with higher centres of gravity to cater for the ever increasing market for deeper foundations.

“One third of accidents in the piling industry result from defects in the working platform.” – Terry Bolsher Chairman of the UK Federation of Piling Specialists

The experience in Australia is not dissimilar to the UK. Our insitu testing and clay soil stabilisation methods help reduce these risks. Come and see us at Booth 135.

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National Workshop on Transportation Geomechanics and Ground Improvement – 24 Nov 2022 – Sydney

The workshop is hosted by the Transport Research Centre (TRC), University of Technology Sydney and co-hosted by the Australian Geomechanics Society, and the technical committees TC202: Transportation Geotechnics and TC211: Ground Improvement of ISSMGE.

The presentations will focus on innovative R&D outcomes, practices, technological applications and case studies to allow the audience to learn about new tools and techniques relevant to their work.

A broad range of topics in the program will be presented covering emerging themes and advances in the areas of Transport Geotechnics and Ground Improvement, including:

  • Challenges and Innovations in Earthworks Controls for Transport Infrastructure
  • Soft Ground Improvement
  • Tunnelling in Soft Ground
  • Waste Materials in Road and Rail Substructure
  • Port Reclamation
  • AI and Machine Learning Applications
  • Use of Geosynthetics
  • Soft Soil Instability and Mud Pumping under Cyclic Loads
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, among others

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Also, if you would like to catch up around Sydney in the days between these two Sydney events, please reply to this email and let me know.

AGS Queensland Annual Symposium – 29 Nov 2022 – Brisbane

Recent advance in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, and testing is the theme for the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland Chapter Symposium. The program includes:

  • Recent advances in bored piles installation monitoring
  • A new Automated DMT tool
  • Drone applications in engineering geology
  • Rapid compaction techniques
  • Innovative re-use of recycled material for infrastructure projects
  • Geotechnical model testing for field applications
  • Sustainable Engineering Design Scale-Up Facility for future dam engineering
  • Recent approach to risk management in geotechnical engineering

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

Troy Crozier

Principal, Crozier Geotechnical Consultants

We purchased a PANDA 2 machine after using one from another laboratory. The information obtained has saved money on numerous jobs. It is reasonably priced and the after-market service has been great. Highly recommend using Insitutek.

Brett McDonald

Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD

The ZFG 3000 is an excellent tool and should be included in any professional contractors equipment list of assets. This tool should have a similar impact on the construction industry as the laser level. The ability to accurately and reliably measure this aspect of ground condition will improve the quality of the work and remove doubt as to the progress of the project.

I bought my ZFG 3000 and on the same day less than two hours later, it had paid for itself. Using this instrument, I was able to demonstrate scientifically, repeatably and independently the quality of the work that we had completed for our client. Ending the disagreement and creating an improved working relationship. Most jobs are not as confrontational as this was however, most jobs are built to a standard. The contractor can now measure as required, to know on site, at the time of testing if this standard is being achieved.

I strongly recommend the ZFG 3000 Deflectometer to any earthmoving, civil construction contractor. Good luck with your projects.

Jim Bassett

Managing Director, Bassearth Pty Ltd

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