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Serge Varaksin makes presentations to AGS in all Australian states

As a distinguished guest of Australian Geomechanics Society, Serge Varaksin has made an AGS tour of Australia and shared his ground improvement experience with all AGS chapters in the states.

Serge who is a senior Menard manager and the current chairman of ISSMGE Ground Improvement Committee began his tour by making 4 presentations in Perth’s Ground Improvement Workshop on 11 and 12 June 2010. This workshop was held at Curtin University and  GFWA was the gold sponsor of the event.

Serge then travelled on to Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane and made one presentation in each city.

Babak Hamidi, GFWA’s marketing manager and the chairman of Perth’s Workshop organizing committee also made a presentation during the Workshop about the challenging jet grouting works at Sydney International Airport’s Runway End Safety Area.

You can download Serge’s presentations directly from AGS’s website or the links below and Babak’s paper (co-authored by Michal Krzeminksi, Daniel Berthier, Philippe Vincent and Murray Yates) by clicking on the fifth link below:

Introduction to Soil Improvement, Parameters, Classification, Case History of KAUST
Concepts and Parameters in Cohesive Soils without Added Material
Concepts and Parameters with Added Material
Ground Improvement in Extreme Ground Conditions
The Application of Jet Grouting for the Construction of Sydney International Airport Runway End Safety Area

Perth Ground Improvement Workshop - Serge Varaksin Perth Ground Improvement Workshop - Babak Hamidi

Serge Varaksin (left) and Babak Hamidi (rigth) at Perth’s Ground Improvement Workshop

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