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In collaboration with GEOLABS Ltd


28th May 2015 at BRE Laboratories, Bucknalls Lane, Watford


w/ Dr John Powell, Technical Director, GEOLABS Ltd & Chris Wallace, Director of Innovation and Training, GEOLABS Ltd


£150 + VAT per person


Laboratory testing has progressed in recent years due to developments of computerised measurements and advances in the acquisition of data. Advances in electronics have also enabled the measurement of small changes in stress and strain both in and around the sample. This seminar will provide perspectives of these advances through the eyes of the practicing Designers, Engineers and manufacturers.



09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Tea/Coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Effective Stress presentation

• What the test is
• What you should specify
• What results you will get
• What the results can be used for

10:30 – 11:00

Effective Stress tour

11:00 – 11:15

Refreshment break

11:15 – 12:20

Sampling and sample disturbance presentation

12:20 – 13:00

Buffet lunch

13:00 – 14:15

Advanced Triaxial Testing presentation

• What the test is
• What you should specify
• What results you will get
• What the results can be used for

14:15 – 15:00

Overview of other advanced tests

• Cyclic Triaxial
• Direct Simple Shear (static and dynamic)
• Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) Oedometer
• Resonant Column

15:00 – 15:20

Refreshment break

15:20 – 16:00

Advanced Testing tour

16:00 – 16:15

Quality Assurance

16:15 – 16:30

Any questions and close

Speakers


Dr John Powell
Technical Director, GEOLABS Ltd


John is a Technical Director at Geolabs Ltd. He obtained his BSc and MSc(Eng) at Imperial College London and his DSc(Eng) from London University and has spent most of his career pioneering geotechnical work at BRE. He first became involved with the CPT in 1975 and it and other in situ tests have been a major feature of his work ever since. He sits on many national and international technical and standards committees.


Chris Wallace
Director of Innovation and Training, GEOLABS Ltd


Chris Wallace is director of innovation and training at Geolabs Limited. He has worked in geotechnical laboratories for 31 years, and has been with Geolabs for 16 years. He has been involved in many disciplines including effective stress, shear box, rock and advanced triaxial and simple shear testing.