This one day training course focusses on the acquisition of data and will help ensure you specify the right laboratory and field tests for your projects.
It will help answer the key questions and ensure you to get the right geotechnical data for your design. At the conclusion you will be able to:
Ask the right questions
Specify the right tests
Determine the design data you need
Have confidence that the reported data is relevant, reliable and correct
The initial focus is on the project design requirements, what information is relevant and how it can be acquired. Common engineering design situations including shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures and slopes are used to illustrate how the design requirements of the investigation need to be tailored to suit the end use of the data. This emphasises the strategic, questioning view necessary to define and specify the right tests and methods for your project with confidence.
Routine field and laboratory testing are discussed, highlighting each test method and what the test can and cannot produce. The advantages, disadvantages and practical difficulties of these tests are outlined and an overview of advanced testing completes the session.
The importance of the Ground Investigation Report is highlighted, clarifying what information you should expect in every report and how it is used to calculate the parameters required for design.
The day will conclude with a review of current and forthcoming legislation, codes and specifications.