Discussion of designer's responsibilities regarding serviceability design because of the multi-stage engineer-client-consumer relationships.
The proliferation of concrete sleeper retaining systems for benched hillside residential developments is fascinating and raises many questions regarding the design intent for long-term performance. This presentation covers some basic considerations for geotechnical and structural design based on current codes. Potential long-term serviceability issues lead to some interesting questions for the designer and the certification process regarding reasonable community expectations. This presentation intends to raise awareness of these questions through a group discussion.
What will be central takeaway/learning for delegates?
- Review of design intent and process
- Reminders of geotechnical and structural uncertainties
- Discussion of designer's responsibilities regarding serviceability design because of the multi-stage engineer-client-consumer relationships
- 5.30 PM AEST - Arrival
- 6.00 PM AEST - Dinner & networking
- 7.00 PM AEST - Presentations
- 7.40 PM AEST - Q&A
- 8.00 PM AEST - Event concludes
Who should attend?
Anyone with a professional interest in the interactions between routine engineering services and community expectations.
John Simmons, CPEng NER RPEQ
Principal, Sherwood Geotechnical and Research Services
John is a sole-practitioner geotechnical and civil engineer practising mainly in slope stability and embankment dam engineering. He has been involved in retaining wall designs and several investigations of failures
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