Geomechanics is the application of engineering and geological principles to the behaviour of the ground and ground water and the use of these principles in civil, mining, offshore and environmental engineering in the widest sense.

The Australian Geomechanics Society was founded in 1970. The AGS produces Australian Geomechanics the newsletter and journal of the Society and specialty conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, including the four yearly ANZ Geomechanics conference.

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Events Diary

Meeting11/05/201554th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Found...
Meeting12/05/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting12/05/201554th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Found...
Meeting14/05/201554th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Found...
Meeting18/05/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting04/06/2015Bingham Pit Failure Recovery
Meeting09/06/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting09/06/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting10/06/201553th Rankine Lecture (2013):
Soil Mechanics and the observat...
Meeting15/06/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting14/07/2015Young Geotechnical Engineers, 14th Dr Baden Clegg Award – 2015
Meeting14/07/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting20/07/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting29/07/2015Joint AGS/ATS Meeting Ground Improvement #2
Meeting11/08/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting11/08/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting12/08/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting17/08/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting08/09/2015Joint AGS/Structural Meeting Residential Slabs on Reactive Soils
Meeting08/09/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting08/09/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting21/09/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting13/10/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting13/10/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting14/10/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting19/10/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting28/10/2015BBQ for Students in Geotechnical Design
Meeting10/11/201523rd Annual GFWA Prize in Geomechanics
Meeting10/11/2015Presentations from Finalists for GHD Prize in Geomechanics
Meeting11/11/2015Jack Morgan Award
Meeting16/11/2015Technical Meeting – Topic TBC
Meeting21/11/2015Newcastle Chapter Geology Tour
Meeting01/12/201555th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geote...
Meeting04/12/2015Annual General Meeting
Meeting09/12/2015AGM, Annual Dinner, Chair’s Address and After Dinner Speaker
Meeting14/12/2015December AGS Annual Dinner

Recent updates

AGS not deterred – will bid again to bring the International Conference to Sydney in 2021

ICSMGE 2021 - A Geotechnical Discovery Down Under

The Australian Geomechanics Society will again bid to host the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Having narrowly missed out on the 2017 conference to South Korea we are confident that our experience of the bid process will place us in a strong position to bring the quadrennial conference to Sydney in 2021.

The conference brings significant technical and commercial benefits. The 2013 conference in Paris attracted over 1,600 delegates including many of the world’s leading geotechnical practitioners. We would love our members to benefit from this experience in Australia.

Our bid was officially launched at the International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics in Melbourne in November 2014. The host city will be decided at the 2017 conference.

If you would like to help on our bid team please contact Graham Scholey, gscholey@golder.com.au. We need people with lobbying skills, logistics expertise and people who know influential people in the geotechnical world globally!

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