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Australian Geomechanics
Volume 37 No 4
Contents
September 2002
Editorial…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...v
Chairman’s Column………………………………………………………………..…………………………………...vii
Australian Geomechanics Society Internet Web Site………………………………….……….……………………viii
PAPERS SUBMITTED BY THE TASMANIAN CHAPTER
Engineering geology in Tasmania: A Review…………………………………………………………………..……....1
David Leaman
Soft soils of the Tamar Basin…………………………….………………....….………………………….……………15
Owen G. Ingles
Decked rockfill dams in Tasmania……………………………………………….…………………..………….……..23
Bram Knoop
“Granular Pavements – Geomechanics lost child”…………..…………………………………...…...……………...37
Ralph A. Rallings
REFEREED PAPERS
Artificial neural network based settlement prediction formula for shallow foundations on granular soils…...….45
Mohamed A. Shahin, Mark B. Jaksa and Holger G. Maier
Mineralogy of Sydney building sandstones in relation to Geotechnical properties – 1: Relation of quantitative Xray diffraction data to other chemical and petrographic indicators…………………………………………...……53
Jeni Swanson, Colin R. Ward and Brenda J. Franklin
PAPERS FROM 2nd ANZ CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL GEOMECHANICS
The new UK Contaminated Land regime……………….…………………….……………………………………....71
H.R. Thomas, P. Shenton, S. Clewer and I.P. Roland
Reactive walls: An Overview……………………………………………………………………....…….……………..85
D.W. Smith and H.R. Fletcher
TECHNICAL PAPER
Repetitive dynamic loading of soils and highly weathered rocks due to foreshore construction activities…….…99
Warren Peck and Wayne Peck
PEOPLE…………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………...111
GEODIARY……………………………………………………..…………………...………………………………...112
EDITORIAL POLICY AND ADVERTISING RATES………………………………………….. ……………….117
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM……………………………………………….………………………..…119
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Australian Geomechanics Society Corporate Members
The Australian Geomechanics Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution made by its Corporate Members who
are listed below. Please contact either the National Secretariat or your local state secretary for further information on
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EDITORIAL
Following the Queensland contributions in September 2001 and the South Australian papers in March 2002 it is the turn
of the Tasmanian Chapter to contribute to this issue of Australian Geomechanics. The papers submitted cover a wide
range of topics and present a good background to the experience and geotechnical problems encountered in civil
engineering construction in the ‘Apple Isle’. David Leaman highlights the contribution of ‘dolerite’ to foundation and
excavation concerns – a trap for ‘overseas’ visitors. The paper by Owen Ingles combines data collected over almost
170 years on the soft soils in the Launceston area. The disclaimer that he has added to the end of his paper summarises
the present day approach to the acceptance of risk!
The paper by Bram Knoop summarises the construction of the 21 decked rockfill dams constructed in Tasmania
between 1908 and 1993. He describes the progressive development of the design of these dams, the different
foundations and as constructed perfomance. Ralph Rallings discusses the wider topic of the design of road pavements
using unbound granular soils.
The refereed section of this issue includes a paper by Mohamed Shahin, Mark Jaksa and Holger Maier on the use of
artificial neural networks for the prediction of settlement of foundations on granular soils and the first of two papers by
Jeni Swanson, Colin Ward and Brenda Franklin on the mineralogy of Sydney building sandstones.
To provide some balance I have include two papers from the recent Environmental Engineering Conference at
Newcastle. The paper by Thomas, Shenton, Clewer and Roland describes how the authorities in the United Kingdom
are addressing the problems of contaminated land and the paper by David Smith and Fletcher discusses how a
contaminate plume may be controlled using a reactive wall. On an entirely different topic Warren and Wayne Peck
consider the vibration levels produced by the dumping of rock on soft soil during breakwater construction.
As I have a personal interest in dam investigations but no direct involvement in any of the rockfill dams in Tasmania I
must include another photograph received from Bram Knoop – this one an aerial view of Cethana Dam on the Forth
River.
Patrick MacGregor
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AUSTRALIAN GEOMECHANICS SOCIETY National Committee
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Name, Initials
Address for Correspondence
Mr
A R (Andrew) LEVENTHAL
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Chair
M B (Mark) JAKSA MIEAust
CPEng
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Prof
J (John) CARTER FIEAust CPEng
Immediate Past Chair
Dr
C M (Chris) HABERFIELD
MIEAust CPEng
Vice-President ISRM
B G (Bruce) RIDDOLLS
Vice-President IAEG
Dr
Dr
F J (Fred) BAYNES
IAEG Liaison
Mr
J G (Grant) MURRAY
Vice-President ISSMGE
Mr
J P (Patrick) MacGREGOR
Journal Editor
Mr
P J (Peter) GODFREY MIEAust
CPEng
IEAust Nominee
A G (Sandy) BENNET FIEAust
CPEng
AusIMM Nominee
C S (Craig) COVIL GradIEAust
PEng
NSW Elected Member
R A (Richard) HERRAMAN
MIEAust CPEng
SA & NT Elected Member
R (Rowenna) GILBERTSON
GradIEAust PEng
Tas Elected Member
A L (Allan) GARRARD
VIC Elected Member
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Mr
Dr
E (Elio) NOVELLO MIEAust
CPEng
WA Elected Member
Mr
C B B (Chris) THORLEY
MIEAust CPEng
QLD Elected Member
C Bozinvozki
Newcastle Representative
Mr
Mr
S A (Steve) CRAWFORD
Chairman, NZGS
Ms
Debbie FELLOWS
Secretary NZGS
Corresponding Member
V J (Val) LEE
PUBLIC OFFICER
Mrs
AGS Secretariat
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CHAIRMAN’S COLUMN
Welcome to the September 2002 issue of Australian Geomechanics.
Landslide Risk Management
The “Landslide Risk Management” seminars that were conducted as a nation-wide
roadshow, have been successfully concluded. These seminars were a means for further
dissemination of the concepts and guidelines of Landslide Risk Management, and their
application. The seminars briefly outlined the AGS 2000 paper (which was reprinted
together with related Letters to the Editor) and then presented a number of case history
style papers that demonstrated application of the methodology.
The seminars were completed in mid-July, with a total attendance of 561 throughout the
country. In broad terms, 57% of registrants were consultants, 35% were from the three
tiers of government, 4% from tertiary education, and 4% were categorized as ‘others’. Pleasingly, there were significant
attendances from local government and from emergency managers. We are in the process of reporting to our principal
sponsor, Emergency Management Australia, as well as to you through the National Committee. You will find more
details within the National Committee reports which will appear in the next issue of Australian Geomechanics.
Thank you once again, for all those who contributed to this successful initiative.
Other Landslide Matters
Your Society has responded to the call by the Victorian Department of Infrastructure for public submissions on the
incorporation of Landslide Risk Management methods within the management of the Victorian Alpine Resorts. Our
response was in support of the inclusion of risk management methods within the legislation. We also provided comment
on the need to recognise the level of experience necessary for practitioners, and in the determination of levels of
acceptable and tolerable risk (guidance is provided in the year 2000 paper).
Liaison with our Sponsors –AusIMM and IEAust
AGS is represented on the Societies Consultative Committee, which is a mechanism for the concerns and interests of
Societies to be brought to the attention of IEAust’s Council. IEAust National Deputy President, Dr Ken Michaels,
chairs the SCC. The latest meeting of the SCC was a teleconference that was held on 29 August 2002. The main topic
of that teleconference was financial resource allocation and management within the IEAust, and its influence upon the
activities of the societies - particularly in their “learned society” functions. This was in response to a paper titled
“Financial Resource Management” sponsored by NDP Ken Michaels and which has been the subject of review by
various elements of IEAust for the first half of this year.
The SCC has also been involved with a review of Technical Society Guidelines and Regulations. This was one of the
outcomes from the meeting of Society Chairs in April of this year. The Societies elect two representatives to the
National Congress of IEAust, and one of these – Peter Robinson – has been instrumental in bringing together the
comments from the various (30) societies. The major benefit to AGS upon Council’s approval of these guidelines and
regulations will be the embedding of support from Divisions to our Chapters. At the moment, this support is somewhat
ad hoc being variable from division to division. In addition, the situation of office bearers of societies who are not
members of IEAust has been addressed. Legal liability for society office bearers has been extended to non-members of
IEAust (which was not previously the case), provided that the appointments are approved by the IEAust’s Societies
Secretariat, the office bearer is acting on IEAust business in good faith and with reasonable care, and the society is a
national unit of IEAust.
The AusIMM-IEAust Joint Board was established to address matters of mutual interest of the two bodies. The Board
includes representation at Councillor and Chief Executive level within both bodies. Because both these bodies are our
sponsors, AGS (and AUCTA) have representation on the Board. The Chairmanship of the Board rotates annually, and
your National Chairman has accepted the position of Chair for the next year. If there is anything that you see of
importance to AGS in this context, please contact me (through the AGS Secretariat).
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In regard to professional liability insurance, details of the actions undertaken by IEAust relating to lobbying government
(both state and federal) and the insurance industry can be found at http://www.ieaust.org.au/policy/lobbying. This is an
active matter that remains of importance both nationally and at IEAust Division level. For example, Sydney Division
will be meeting with the NSW Minister for Small Business in late September, and the NSW Council of Professions is
also investigating ways of improving the situation.
…and remember that…
BETTER ENGINEERING CREATES BETTER COMMUNITIES
……..….[WHERE FOR “ENGINEERING” READ “GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY”]
Andrew Leventhal
September 2002
Internet Web Site
www.australiangeomechanics.org
M. B. Jaksa (Webmaster, email: [email protected])
The Australian Geomechanics Society actively maintains an internet web site that can be found at
www.australiangeomechanics.org. The web site contains the information about the Society, its constitution, the
National Committee, supporting members, membership details and forms, prizes and awards, upcoming conferences,
useful geotechnical links and information related to Australian Geomechanics, such as advertising rates, recent tables of
contents and author instructions. Most importantly, the web site contains links to the web pages of the various AGS
Chapters. In this way, members can easily see what is going on in their chapter, as well as others around Australia. It is
a good idea, before attending a meeting in your Chapter, to check the relevant web site for the latest information. Any
suggestions for improving or updating the web pages, will be warmly received.
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AUSTRALIAN GEOMECHANICS SOCIETY – BACHY PRIZE NIGHT –
10TH YEAR
In October 2002, Bachy Pty Ltd will again sponsor the AGS Bachy Prize Night for final year students. The
competition, in which four engineering students drawn from the main WA Universities make a presentation of their
final year project, has become an established part of the AGS year in Perth and is again expected to be well attended.
Bachy is the Australasian branch office of Soletanche Bachy, the French owned geotechnical contractor which, after the
merger of Soletanche and Bachy, is the world’s largest contractor in this specialised field. Bachy, previously well
known in WA as GFWA, has a well deserved reputation for execution of demanding geotechnical works, particularly at
the larger end of the market with diaphragm walls, CFA piles, high capacity anchors and permanent soil nail walls
forming a significant proportion of the turnover.
Bachy has generously donated some of their hard earned profits to sponsor the competition for the last nine years. They
are now set to award prize money, totalling $1,000.00, to the successful students at the 2002 Prize night.
The Perth Branch of the AGS would like to thank Bachy for their support over the last ten years that has enabled the
Prize night to be run successfully on each occasion. The consistent high level of interest and participation has created a
deserved expectation of an interesting event that is of significant benefit to the participating students, the supporting
universities and the wider, and generally older, geotechnical professionals in Perth. We are certain that the previous
successful students, and other geotechnical practitioners in WA, will join us in this expression of our appreciation.
Marc Woodward (CP Eng)
Vice Chairman
AGS Western Australia.
SECOND LUMB LECTURE
“FAILURE OF SLOPES AND SOIL PROPERTY CHARATERIZATION”
October 24, 2002 Hong Kong
Theme : Prof Peter Lumb was a pioneer, educator and builder of geotechnical engineering in Hong Kong. His passing
away in December 1998 is a big loss to the geotechnical engineering profession. To mark his contributions, the
Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong and the Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong
Institution of Engineers have established a distinguished lectureship known as “The Lumb Lecture”. An internationally
recognized expert in geotechnics will deliver the lecture biennially. Prof N R Morgenstern delivered the Inaugural
Lumb Lecture entitled “Performance in Geotechnical Practice” in May 2000. The Second Lumb Lecture will be
delivered by Prof Kenji Ishihara, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Chuo University, Tokyo and the
Science University of Tokyo, and former President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Engineering (ISSMGE).
Contact : Belinda Cheung at Tel : (852) 2859 2663, Fax : (852) 2559 5337 or email : [email protected], or visit the
website : www.hku.hk/civil/lumb_lecture/index.html.
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PEOPLE
PEOPLE
Peter Godfrey has moved to Victoria and taken up a new role and, while he still has the [email protected]
address, he only occasionally checks it. His new role is General Manager, iNFRA Group, which comprises
iNFRATRAIN (a RegisteredTraining Organisation that delivers civil operations training, mainly to the local
government sector) and iNFRAMAX (an asset management consultancy with some intelligent asset management
software tools). This organisation is based in Melbourne, but is part of Civil Construction Corporation, a Tasmanian
Government Business Enterprise. He is currently the Institution of Engineers, Tasmania Division President, Deputy
Chairman of the Civil College Board and Member of the AGS National Committee.
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GEODIARY
GEODIARY
NRDM’2002 – SECOND
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON NEW DEVELOPMENT IN ROCK
MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING
OCTOBER 10-12 2002
Shenyang, P.R. China
Themes: New ideas in geology and geophysics
Prediction and design of rock mechanics and engineering
Environment and engineering
Earthquakes
Dams
Rock slopes
Abstracts by 1 March 2002
Papers by 1 May 2002
Contact: Prof. Yunmei Lin
2401 Fuller Street, 1F
Bronx, NY 10461
Fax. 1-718-822-3089
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.rinton.com/ndrm’2002.html
OILROCK 2002 – SPE/ISRM ROCK
MECHANICS CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 20-23 2002
Dallas, Texas USA
Theme:
Role of rock mechanics in the Petroleum Industry “From Cradle to Grave”
Call for abstracts by14 December 2001
Contact: SPE Technical Programs
PO Box 833836
Richardson, Texas 75083-3836 USA
Ph: 1-972-952-9393
Fax: 1-972-952-9435
Email: [email protected]
TH
4 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
IN SOFT GROUND
OCTOBER 23-25 2002
Toulouse, France
Topics: The design of tunnels and large excavations
Methods of excavation including ground improvement and reinforcement
Monitoring of tunnels and large excavations during construction and in service
The effects of tunnels and large underground construction on the environment
Call for abstracts by15 October 2001
Contact: Prof. R Kastner
URGC Geotechnique, INSA Lyon
Batiment J.C.A. Coulomb, Domaine Scientifique de la Doua
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex France
Fax: 33 4 7243 8520
Email: [email protected]
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GEODIARY
GEOPOLYMERS 2002
OCTOBER 28-29 2002
Melbourne, Australia
Theme: Turn potential into profit
Contact: Eventlink
PO Box 2362
Richmond South, Victoria 3121
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gopolymer2002.com
FIRST INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON THE SCOUR OF
FOUNDATIONS
NOVEMBER 17-20 2002
College Station, Texas USA
Theme: Abstracts and prediction event
Contact: Professor Jean-Louis Briaud
Department of Civil Engineering
Texas A&M University 3136 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3136, USA
Fax: 1-979-845-6554
Email: [email protected]
EUROCK 2002 ISRM
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
ROCK ENGINEERING FOR
MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS
NOVEMBER 25-28 2002
Madeira, Portugal
Themes: Slope stability; Undermountain works; Environmental protection; Case
studies
Contact: Portugese Geotechnical Society,
LNEC – Av. Brasil, 101
1700-066 LISBOA
PORTUGAL
Ph. +351 21 844 3321
Fax. +351 21 844 3021
Email: [email protected]
GEOTECHNICS ON THE
VOLCANIC EDGE – NEW ZEALAND
GEOTECHNICAL SOCIATY
SYMPOSIUM 2003
MARCH 28-30 2003
Tauranga, New Zealand
Themes: Slope stability & land development; Properties and behaviourof
volcanic soils; Engineering geology of volcanic environments; Seismic risk
and dam engineering; Foundation engineering; Roading geotechnics and
highway engineering; Liquefaction; Geosynthetics; Expert evidence/legal
implication/legislation
Contact: Nikita Ranchhod
Centrefor Continuing Education
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland
New Zealand
Ph. +64 9 3737599
Fax. +64 9 3737419
E mail: [email protected]
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GEODIARY
ND
2 ASIAN CONFERENCE ON
UNSATURATED SOILS
APRIL 15-17 2003
Osaka Japan
Themes: Fundamentals and theoretical advances; Testing techniques and field
measurements; Volume change properties of unsaturated soils / waste (shrinkage,
swelling, collapse, consolidation and settlement); Engineering properties of
unsaturated soils / waste: strength, permeability and flow properties; Design,
engineering applications and case studies: foundations, slopes, excavations, dams,
roads, embankments and pavements; Modelling and numerical analysis; Flow
analysis and mass transport: water flow, gas flow and contaminant transport;
Evaluation and application of moisture flux.
Contact: Atsushi Iizuka
Kobe University
Japan
Webpage: http://geolab.dce.kobe-u.ac.jp/UNSAT.HTM
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON FAST SLOPE MOVEMENTS
MAY 11-13 2003
Sorrento, Italy
Themes: Prediction and prevention for risk mitigation
Contact: dr. Guiseppe Sorbino
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
Via Ponte Don Melillo
84084 – Fisciano (Salerno)
Ph. +39 089 964329
Fax. +39 089 964045
Email: [email protected]
ND
2 INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON SOFT SOIL
TECHNOLOGY
JULY 2-4 2003
Sarawak, Malaysia
Themes: Characteristics, testing and fundamental behaviour of soft mineral and
organic soils; Engineering analysis and design methods particularly for peat and
organic soils; Construction procedures and appropriate technology; Land use and
environmental issues; Land use recognition using remote sensing; Potential
commercial exploitation of peat land; Engineering aspects of other problematic
soils, soft artificial soils sanitary landfill.
Abstracts by 31 January 2003
Contact: Dr Bujang Bin Kim Huat
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Ph. 03 8946 6368
Fax. 03 8956 7192
Email: [email protected][pm.edu.my
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10 ISRM INTERNATIONAL
CONGRESS
SEPTE M B ER 8-12 2003
Gauteng, South Africa
Theme: Technology Roadmap for Rock Mechanics
Abstracts to National Groups by 31 May 2002
Papers to National Groups by 31 March 2003
Contact: The conference Co-ordinator,
P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown, South Africa 2107
Ph. 27 11 834-1273/7
Fax. 27 11 838 5923/ 833-8156
Website: www.saimm.co.za
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6 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON FIELD MEASUREMENTS IN
GEOMECHANICS
SEPTEMBER 15-18 2003
Oslo, Norway
Themes: Case studies about the role of field measurements in problem solving,
research, safety assessment or improving the design of civil engineering structures
and works; State-of-the-art and trends in measurement technology, equipment,
communication methods and data management and interpretation; Planning,
administration and quality assurance of instrumentation systems and monitoring
programs.
Abstracts by 30 September 2002
Final manuscripts by 30 April 2003
Contact: FMGM 2003 Secretariat
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
PO Box 3930 Ullevaal Stadion
N-0806 Oslo, Norway
Ph. +47 22 023000
Fax. +47 22 230448
Email: [email protected]
INTERNATIONAL GEOTECHNICAL
CONFERENCE
‘RECONSTRUCTION OF
HISTORICAL CITIES AND
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING’
SEPTEMBER 17-18 2003
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Themes: Section 1 Reconstruction of historical cities Geotechnical aspects of
monument preservation with soft strata in the underlying subsoil; Modern
geotechnology -efficiency, sparing working regimes to ensure safety of existing
building; Underground construction in historical cities; Geotechnical monitoring
methodology practice, results; Risk assessment and management methodology in
construction and reconstruction in relation to existing buildings.
Section 2 Geotechnical calculations in reconstruction Assessment of the influence
of reconstruction on buildings under preservation; Role of soil mechanics in
reconstruction; Calculations for joint superstructure-subsoil behaviour; Modelling
of complex reconstruction situations in design and construction.
Papers in electronic format by 1 March 2003
Contact: Mikhail Lisyuk
198005, staint Petersburg, Izmaylovsky prosp., 4, office 411
Georeconstruction Engineering Co
Ph. +7 812 2510462
Fax. +7 812 3166118
Email: [email protected]
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IS LYON 03 – THIRD
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
DEFORMATION
CHARACTERISTICS OF
GEOMATERIALS
SEPTEMBER 22-24 2003
Lyon, France
Themes:
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Time effects
Interpretation of laboratory, in-situ and field observations
Characterisation and modelling of behaviour
Case Histories
Abstracts by 1 January 2002
Papers by 1 July 2002
Contact: Ecole des TPE/DGCB
Rue Maurice Audin –698518
Vaulx en Velin cedex
France
Ph. 33 4 7204 7066
Fax. 33 4 7204 7156
Email. [email protected]
Website: http://islyon03.entpe.fr
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9 ANZ CONFERENCE ON
GEOMECHANICS ‘TO THE ENZ OF
THE EARTH’
FEBRUARY 9-11 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
Themes: Slope instability; Foundations; Piles; Anchors/reinforcement; Dams;
Roading; Environmental geotechnics; Seismic engineering; Rock mechanics;
Expansive soils; Engineering geology; Testing.
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON CASE
HISTORIES IN GEOTECHNICAL
ENGINEERING
APRIL 13-17 2004
New York, USA
Themes: Case Histories of shallow deep and other foundations; slopes dams and
embankments; earthquake engineering and natural disasters; engineering
vibrations; retaining structures and deep excavations; rock and mining engineering
including underground structures and excavations; forensic engineering; soil
property improvement and remediation; non-destructive evaluation of shafts and
piles; bridges, tunnels and other transportation structures; World Trade Center
foundation damage and repairs
Abstracts by 15 November 2002
Manuscripts by 1 August 2003
Contact: Dr Shamsher Prakesh
Continuing Education
University of Missouri-Rolla
103 ME Annex
1870 Miner Circle
Rolla MO 65409-1560
Ph. 573 341 4489
Fax. 573 341 4729
Email: [email protected]
GEOENG 2004
JUNE 21-24 2004
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Theme: GEO-Engineering for Resource Development
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Engineers Australia. The magazine is edited and produced by the Australian Geomechanics Society. It provides a
journal and news magazine for matters of interest to the Australian geotechnical community. The statements made or
opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institution or the AGS.
The Editorial Panel of Australian Geomechanics seeks contributions for future editions. The following comments are
offered to assist would-be contributors.
Contributions can include: refereed technical papers; technical papers or notes; or news items and reports.
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