Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Large Scale Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls (Webinar)

*Webinar Available* Join us to hear from world renowned industry experts about the critical design considerations involved in building concrete sleeper retaining walls.
Concrete Retaining Wall

This event is a Webinar. To join the webinar you will need to register.

As part to of our Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series focusing on raising awareness and debate, we would like to invite you to join us in February to hear from global industry experts who will share insights on the key considerations required when designing and building large scale concrete retaining walls.

Cutting edge innovations and design elements will also be discussed which will provide solutions to reduce costs, mitigate risk and improve safety and environmental outcomes

Bringing together leading industry experts, this webinar will discuss design theory for the use of concrete sleepers in large scale retaining applications.

Our speakers will reference real world case study examples to identify the critical design considerations and potential sources of failure that need to be understood and overcome when building concrete and other tall retaining walls.

Key Themes:

  • Best Practice and design features
  • Principles and application of large scale retaining wall structures
  • Global and local case studies
  • Reducing costs and mitigating risk
  • Improving safety and environmental outcomes

This seminar is equal to 2 CPD hours

Guest Speakers

Kim Guttridge

Kim Guttridge FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Principal Engineer | WSP

Kim has been a consulting engineer for 30 years in Australia and South East Asia.  He cites projects in Hong Kong including Hong Kong’s Central Station as pivotal in his career in deep excavation retention, underground and bridge structures.  He has been involved in Melbourne’s railroad infrastructure expansion for 15 years. Beginning with the Craigieburn Rail Extension and Middleborough Road Grade Separation in 2005, Springvale Level Crossing Removal in 2013 through to the recent Caulfield to Dandenong elevated rail viaducts.  He has been leading teams in tender design and design delivery. 

Russell Brown

Russell Brown FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Managing Director | R.I.Brown

Russell Brown is the founder and Managing Director of R.I Brown Pty Ltd. In the past 40 years, Mr Brown has represented the Institution of Engineers, The Foundation & Footings Society and the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers Victoria on the Building Control Act committee as an industry advisor to ensure that the bill covered the needs of engineers. As a practising consulting engineer, Russell assisted Australian Standards in the preparation of the AS4100 handbook Limit State Steel Code to facilitate design engineers transferring from AS1250 to Limit State philosophy.

On behalf of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (formerly the Housing Guarantee Fund Ltd), Russell investigates difficult failures generally involving ground movement or suspected structural failures and costings.

Preliminary Program

1800 - 1805: Welcome Address
1805 - 1915: Presentations and Panel discussion
1915 - 1930: Audience Q&A

Who should attend

  • Geomechanic Engineers
  • Civil & Structural Engineers
  • Soil Mechanics Engineers
  • Risk and Hazards Management Engineers
  • Builders
  • Developers/Project Managers


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27 / 02 / 2020 - 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
27 / 02 / 2020 05:30 pm
Webinar Only
  • Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
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