With a forecast investment of over 250 billion dollars in Australia’s energy and transport infrastructure over the next five years, there is an unprecedented need to design and build this infrastructure as cheaply and safely as possible. In light of the size of the investment involved, even small percentage savings resulting from scientific research will lead to large returns in absolute dollar terms. This project will provide engineers with new science-based tools for predicting the safety of offshore and onshore geostructures such as oil and gas platforms, roads, railways, tunnels, dams, and port facilities.

Funding: $14.4 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Scott Sloan

Administering Organisation: The University of Newcastle

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong
  • Coffey Geotechnics
  • Colorado Schools of Mines, USA
  • Douglas Partners
  • Advanced Geomechanics
  • NSW Science Leveraging Fund
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Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering website for further information.