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Ground engineering in a changing world

Ground engineering

Design and supervision of an existing reclamation pond at Port of Darwin

11 July 2012 - Five of Aurecon’s ground engineering experts will showcase key ground engineering capabilities in a changing world at the upcoming 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. 

The global community is facing great change: a changing financial system, a changing climate, a changing legislative environment and changing community perceptions and awareness. There are a host of risks and opportunities associated with this change.

This conference seeks to explore and better understand those changes and the risks and opportunities they present to our profession, ranging from the challenges and risks associated with the changing coastline morphology and changing weather patterns to different modes of living, new materials and construction methods, new methods for generating power and new ways to recycle or manage waste.

The Aurecon team will present the following papers:

16 July, session:  1.3.11
Topic:  Footing design for tree effects considering climate
Presenter: Peter Mitchell, Technical Director, Transport Services
Time:  3pm

17 July, session:  2.4.12
Topic:  Liquefaction behaviour and assessment in engineering practice
Presenter:  Doru Bobei, Associate, Transport Services
Time:  3pm

17 July, session:  2.3.14
Topic:  Quality control and performance monitoring of ground improvement using continuous flight auger (CFA) columns
Presenter:  Muliadi Merry, Associate, Transport Services
Time:  3.30pm

18 July, session:  3.2.2
Topic:  Application of observational method in Dubai Metro Underground excavations
Presenter:  Weimin Deng, Associate, Transport Services
Time:  11.30am

18 July, session 3.2.7
Presenter:  Raymond Lo, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Transport Services
Topic:  Three-dimensional one strut failure soil-structure interaction analysis for strutted diaphragm wall design by new mathematical model.  Two-dimensional plane strain finite element analysis combined with plate bending theory
Time: 12.45pm

Aurecon team members Natalie Campbell, Adam Kemp and Hugh Stallard are also presenting posters during the conference.

Held by the Australian Geomechanics Society and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society every four years, this year’s conference will take place at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia, from 15 to 18 July 2012. 

For more information, please visit the conference website at  If you are unable to attend, visit Aurecon’s Ground engineering page to find out more about our offerings or contact us on the details below:

Charlie Shackell
Technical Director – Ground Engineering
T +61 2 9465  5638
M +61 401 304 876

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