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Rock Description Workshop

Course Outline.

This one day geotechnical training course is delivered by the UK's leading Soil and Rock Description expert, Professor David Norbury, and will bring delegates up to speed on the changes within the Standards and provide a detailed approach to rock description practices and techniques.

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.

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David Norbury Engineering Geologist Logo Professor David Norbury

Course Contents.

  • 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

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SPECIALIST GEOTECHNICAL TRAINING PROVIDED TO OVER 1000 GEOTECHNICAL MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS, ENGINEERS AND DRILLERS SINCE 2014

Summary.

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.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice
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Who should attend?

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.

Course Feedback.

"A very well arranged course that featured a great mix of presentation and hand-on practical elements."

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Course Cost.

£275 + VAT per delegate.

Pay online via credit or debit card at the point of booking and receive a 5% discount on the final course price.

Course Location.

Equipe Training Offices

The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU

Bespoke Course.

This course can be delivered for your staff at your offices anywhere within the UK, depending on availability.

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