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Earthworks Design and Construction

Course Outline.

This one day geotechnical training course will provide designers, contractors and clients with a general overview of materials sourcing and selection for the design and construction of earthworks.

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.

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Course Contents.

  • Engineering behaviour of soil and rock:

    • Shear strength of soils and rocks

    • Bearing capacity

    • Permeability

    • Settlement and pore pressures

    • Slope stability

    • Durability

  • Site investigation, sampling and field/laboratory testing

  • Classification of materials for use in the earthworks

  • Earthworks specification:

    • 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

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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 how earthworks materials behave

  • Have an appreciation of the main earthworks specifications in general use in UK construction

  • Understand earthworks construction

Earthworks Design and Construction Course Booklet
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Who should attend?

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.

Course Location.

Equipe Training Offices

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

Birchwood Park

Aston Ave, Risley, Warrington WA3 6ZN

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Course Cost.

£250 + 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.

Bespoke Course.

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

If you are interested in a bespoke health and safety course for your staff, get in touch today.

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