Local Branch Meeting & 2017 QLD Branch AGM – Tuesday 21st March 5.30pm
Location: XXXX Brewery; Corner of Black Street and Paten Street Milton, Cinema (upstairs – behind the restaurant/bar)
There is street parking and an undercover carpark at XXXX Brewery available for meeting attendees to use.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by 5pm Friday 17th March to attend this meeting.
All official Branch Positions (President, Treasurer and Secretary) will be up for nomination.
Nominations must be seconded and you cannot nominate someone who has not agreed to be nominated.
Please have all nominations sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 17th March – so I can announce candidates for positions before the AGM!
Fiona Duncan (President), Henk van Paridon (Treasurer) and Megan Nightingale (Secretary) will all run for re-election.
March Meeting Details
Speaker: Tariq Rahiman
Talk Title: Geophysical Site Investigation Techniques
Previously the domain of the resource exploration industry, geophysical expertise is now being increasingly used to support traditional engineering site investigation techniques in order to provide complete and accurate geotechnical characterisation of large construction sites. High resolution and near-surface geophysical techniques when integrated with intrusive sampling and testing, are proving to be a cost effective and reliable way to image and test large volumes of construction footprint areas. Geophysical techniques are particularly helpful where borings and intrusive testing are limited for reasons that may include investigation budget limitations, inaccessibility and environmental disturbance constraints. Integration of geophysics with geotechnical investigative techniques offers the potential to improve management of project risks and costs, as well as enhance understanding of site conditions
This presentation focuses on geophysical techniques used in engineering applications, including seismic refraction, seismic reflection, multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW), electrical resistivity imaging (ERI), electromagnetic (EM), ground penetrating radar (GPR), and down hole techniques. The basic theory behind the methods, field methodology and outputs for engineering applications will be covered. Examples will also be presented from recent projects
About the Speaker:
Dr Tariq Rahiman is a principal geologist/geophysicist with Golder Associates in Brisbane. He has over 15 years’ experience in geological/geophysical site evaluations of mining and civil infrastructure projects, and near shore and deep sea installations in Australia, SE Asia and SW Pacific. He currently heads the geophysics team at Golder’s Brisbane Office that provides Australia wide services in shallow ground geophysical surveys for geotechnical and environmental site investigations.