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 soil 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 soil samples.
Introduction to current British Standards
Impact on Existing Codes and Changes to Practice
Description of Coarse Soils
Practical – Coarse Soils (Sands & Gravels)
Description of Fine Soils
Practical – Fine Soils (Clays & Silts)
Description of Organic and Man Made Soils
Practical - Organic and Man Made Soils
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
Distinguish between fine, coarse, man-made and organic soils
Carry out a compliant and consistent description of soils
Understand the effect of the drilling process on sample quality
Understand the provenance and determine how representative a sample is
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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 soils.
The course is equally relevant to those logging trial pits, boreholes, exposures or samples in the laboratory.
"Informative training that was extremely useful and cleared up any queries regarding the soil description protocol and process."
"Very good introduction to the topic - lots of great pointers and very informative."
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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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