The British Standards (Codes) under which investigations in the UK have been carried out continue to incorporate and mirror the European Standards. UK practice has changed to meet these new requirements and practitioners will learn about them and how to follow compliant rock logging techniques within this course.
The workshop will comprise a series of lectures on the current Standards, logging and descriptive processes followed by practical sessions describing rock samples, cores and compiling mechanical logs of rock core.
Introduction to current British Standards
Impact on Existing Codes and Changes to Practice
Origin of rock types and their identification
Description of Rock - word order
Practical – Description of rock from hand specimens
Mechanical logging of rock core
Practical – Logging of rock core
Rock testing to aid logging
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:
Understand the requirements of the British Standards
Carry out a compliant and consistent description of rocks
Carry out a compliant and consistent description of soils
Understand the effect of the drilling process on sample quality
Produce a mechanical log of rock core
Appreciate the use of in situ tests as an aid to rock description
All delegates will receive a copy of Professor David Norbury's 'Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice' handbook.
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The course is aimed at graduates, new entrants to the industry and practitioners seeking a refresher to enable comprehensive engineering logging of rocks. The course is equally relevant to those logging trial pits, boreholes, exposures or samples in the laboratory.
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The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU
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