The course provides an overview of the current guidance documents and their requirements. Through the day we shall be looking at typical geotechnical field instrumentation specified to monitor groundwater, pore pressures, slope stability and settlement.
The course will consider the design of both individual installations and the installation of suites of instruments in the wider site context. It will discuss types of instrumentation available and methods and techniques for the installation process. The course will also examine the monitoring process to enable instrument checks and performance and validation of the data.
Current British Standards and guidance
Choosing and Designing appropriate installations: Standpipe Piezometers and Standpipes; Vibrating Wire Piezometers; Suction Probes; Inclinometers – vertical and horizontal; Extensometers
Datalogging and Dataloggers
Data validation – in the field and office
SPECIALIST GEOTECHNICAL TRAINING PROVIDED TO OVER 1000 GEOTECHNICAL MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS, ENGINEERS AND DRILLERS SINCE 2014
At the end of the course the delegates should be able to:
Have an appreciation of why instruments would be required
Understand what parameters different instruments can obtain
Understand the limitations and response times of different field instrumentation
Design an installation using appropriate installation methods
Recognise good and poorly completed installations
Develop a monitoring programme
Have an appreciation of what the results mean and how they are used
BESPOKE, SPECIALIST TRAINING FACILITIES FOR GEOTECHNICAL COURSES
This course is aimed at geotechnical practitioners involved in specifying, instructing, managing, supervising or actually installing geotechnical field instrumentation.
The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU
Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH
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This course can be delivered for your staff at your offices anywhere within the UK, depending on availability.
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