Soil and rock comprise the majority of materials used on construction sites and can be a major cause of delays and litigation when poorly designed or constructed.
Engineering behaviour of soil and rock:
Shear strength of soils and rocks
Settlement and pore pressures
Site investigation, sampling and field/laboratory testing
Classification of materials for use in the earthworks
End product, method and performance specifications
Highways England specification (used for most construction earthworks in the UK)
Environment Agency specification for landfill design
Earthworks construction and testing and interpretation of test results
Cuttings and embankments
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 how earthworks materials behave
Have an appreciation of the main earthworks specifications in general use in UK construction
Understand earthworks construction
BESPOKE, SPECIALIST TRAINING FACILITIES FOR GEOTECHNICAL COURSES
The course is aimed at technical staff with first degrees in civil engineering, construction, geology and related subjects; it will also be useful to non-technical staff who wish to gain an appreciation of the various factors involved in earthworks design and construction.
Delivered via Zoom
The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU
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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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