9th Australian Small Bridges Conference
 
Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Structures for Bridges, Roads and Rail Stream
Presentations providing expert technical advice, including case studies, with respect to geotechnical engineering, foundations, earth structures and retention, including associated civil and geotechnical works, will be featured at the conference in a Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Structures for Bridges, Roads and Rail Stream.

Abstracts for this Stream can now be submitted. Please see details on abstract submission below.


In 2017 presentations included:
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLUTION TO GROUND HAZARDS IN DESIGN OF BRIDGE ABUTMENTS USING TIMBER PILES Hamidreza Sadeghi, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Katahira Engineers International, JAPAN

CHALLENGES AND INNOVATION SOLUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF OVER BRIDGES IN THE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT 
Sleiman Mikhael, Associate Technical Director—Civil Structures, Anthony Cheung, Senior Structural Engineer and Yanan Yang, Senior Engineer - Structural and Civil, Arcadis 

USE OF DUCTILE IRON PIPE PILES FOR A NEW SHARED USER PATH BRIDGE OVER THE MARIBYRNONG RIVER IN WEST MELBOURNE/FOOTSCRAY
Jawad Zeerak, Engineer – Geotechnical and Dr Michael Wei, Principal – Geotechnical, EIC Activities

SHEET PILE RETAINING WALLS ADJACENT BRIDGES – DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN A BROWN FIELDS ENVIRONMENT 
Amir Holakoo, Structural Engineer, KBR

EXISTING BULLA ROAD NORTH ABUTMENT MODIFICATION ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
An Nguyen, Bridge Engineer, Aurecon  

DESIGN OF THE RETAINING WALL STRUCTURES ON THE M4 SMART MOTORWAY PROJECT, SYDNEY
Kenny Luu, Principal Civil Engineer - Bridges, Amey and Saman Zargarbashi Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Arup

WIDENING OF EXISTING BRIDGE ABUTMENTS – A GEOTECHNICAL APPROACH
Michelle Phillipson, Senior Associate – Geotechnical Engineer, Jacobs

DESIGN OF SOIL NAILED STRUCTURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS4678-2002
Chris Bridges, Technical Principal - Geotechnical, SMEC

CASE STUDY: MICROPILES FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF TIMBER RAILWAY BRIDGES
Lukasz Gawlik, Geotechnical Design Engineer, Keller 

SCREW PILES: BENEFITS IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILING TO AS5100  
Mark Alexander, Technical Director, Bridges, Aurecon

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR BRIDGES FOR POOR GROUND CONDITIONS IN THE FIJI ISLANDS 
Oliver de Lautour, Senior Bridge Engineer,Aurecon, NEW ZEALAND and David Kidd, Project Manager, Fletcher Construction, FIJI 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING TO REPLACE SMALL BRIDGE STRUCTURES
Doug Jenkins, Managing Director, Interactive Design Solutions, Lachlan Drak, Structural Engineer, Lyndsay Dynan Consulting, and Peter Marchant, ITS Pipetech 

ECONOMIC REPAIR OF BRIDGE PILING
Mo Ehsani, Professor Emeritus of Civil Eng University of Arizona/ President QuakeWrap, USA 

THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN OF A PILED THROUGH MASS GRAVITY WALL FOR THE HOMESTEAD GULLY BRIDGE REHABILITATION, MONTO
Jeroen Berends, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Geoinventions Consulting Services

Read the abstracts HERE

Topics could include, but are not limited to:
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Piling
  • Foundations
  • Piling
  • Earth retention and engineering 
  • Earth structures including slope stability, embankments and earth retaining walls 
  • Reinforced soil structures 
  • Soil nailing 
  • Tied-back support 
  • Ground stabilisation 
  • Embankment stabilisation
  • Mechanically stabilised systems 
  • Geogrids and Geosynthetics
  • Rockfall protection
  • Water structures including for scour prevention
  • Walling systems 
  • Gravity walls
  • Concrete diaphragm walls 
  • Soil mixed walls 
  • Design of walls 
  • Seismic design of walls 
  • Numerical analyses of walls 
  • Wall selection  
  • Performance of walls 
  • Sinking of shafts
  • Cofferdams 
  • Supported excavations and shoring
  • Drainage 
  • Contracting practices
Abstracts: Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Structures for Bridges, Roads and Rail Stream
Presentations providing case studies, or expert advice, are  now sought for the 2019 conference. 

Abstracts may now be submitted for advance consideration.
  • First Call for Speakers will close on 12th April 2018
  • There may be later calls, but submission and acceptance in the first call, if successful, will gain a guaranteed place on the speaking program.



To propose a presentation, please provide the following:
  • Topic Title
  • Synopsis (approx 100-200 words)
  • Proposed Speaker Bio (approx 50 words) and pic (head-shot)
Please see our topics listed above as a guide. However papers on other topics will also be reviewed.

If your Abstract is accepted, a Technical Paper will need to be prepared and lodged by COB Friday 1st March 2019.
All Speakers will need to submit a payment, by the 31st January 2019, for a two day speaker registration to attend the conference and present.

Email all Abstracts to:
Scott Matthews BEng
Conference Chair and Convenor 
E: scott@leadinginfrastructure.com
P: 03 9885 9534