Terzaghi Day 2021 with Sergei Terzaghi (Geotechnical Engineering, New Zealand)

Join the Geo-Institute for Terzaghi Day 2021 with Sergei Terzaghi!




Every year on or around the birthday of Karl von Terzaghi, the Geo-Institute hosts Terzaghi Day, a celebration of the life and legacy of Karl Terzaghi. This year, join us October 4 for a conversation with Sergei Terzaghi of Arup as he reflects on his career and how Karl Terzaghi’s work influenced him. And yes, he is Karl Terzaghi’s grandson.

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About Sergei

Born 1962 in Eugene Oregon. Moved in short order to Kobe, Geneva, Santa Cruz Ca, before settling in New Zealand, where I completed most of high schooling (baring one year in Austria).

Trained At University of Canterbury graduating with BE (Hons) in 1986. I started work in Auckland, New Zealand with a small local firm called Murray North, working on a wide range of engineering projects throughout New Zealand and indeed the South pacific and Singapore. This proved to be an ideal training for a geotechnical engineer given the range geotechnical materials present and hence range of complex problems to resolve. Murray North was acquired by Woodward-Clyde in 1993. This expanded range of operations to include western USA.

I moved to Sinclair Knight Merz in 2000 seeking wider opportunities. This added Australia to sphere of operations and resulted with moving to Australia in 2005. Ended up moving to Arup in 2009. Had a spell based in Los Angeles between 2017 and 2019. Currently based in Sydney, with discussions on projects around the Globe.

Have been an Active lecturer for Plaxis workshops (and other numerical skills workshops) since 1996.

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Oct 04 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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