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CPD Lunch & Learn

Introduction to Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited

A brief summary of:
 The history and heritage of Soil Engineering  An introduction to the services we provide
 Innovation at Soil Engineering

What Is Ground Investigation and Why Do We Need It?

This presentation summarises why ‘without investigation ground is a hazard’. The basic techniques of ground investigation are covered in relation to different ground conditions and the proposed end use of a site.

Examples are provided as to why we need ground investigation appropriate to the anticipated ground conditions and some common pitfalls are examined.

Specifying Appropriate Sampling

Ground conditions in the UK present a unique set of challenges to those tasked with specifying appropriate sampling in ground investigations. The new British Standards and in particular BS EN ISO 22475-1, provides guidance on what type of sampler will provide different sample quality classes.

This presentation offers guidance on which samplers should be used in a variety of ground conditions so as to provide samples that are fit for testing and which will yield reliable test data for design purposes.

An Introduction to GI Sampling Techniques

It should always be the aim of every GI carried out in the UK to obtain the best quality samples in relation to the ground conditions.

With the introduction of Eurocode 7 and supporting documents in 2010, there is now an established principal that Class 1 samples will always be obtained where laboratory testing dictates. We look at the available samplers that will yield Class 1 samples in different ground conditions.

What to Look for In GI Reports

This presentation review what the end users of ground investigation reports should expect to see in the report.

Every GI report should provide the end user a clear understanding of ground, groundwater and ground gas conditions together with information on environmental impacts.

Advice on what think about in relation to design is covered and this is related to the content of the GI report.

Methods of Achieving a Class 1 Sample

It should always have been the aim of every GI carried out in the UK to obtain the best quality samples in relation to the ground conditions. In reality however practitioners have used the status of BS 5930 being a code of practice, to avoid this requirement.

With the introduction of Eurocode 7 and supporting documents in 2010, there is now an established principal that Class 1 samples will always be obtained where laboratory testing dictates.

This presentation looks at the available samplers that will yield Class 1 samples in different ground conditions.

Drilling Parameter Recording – When Less Really is More

Widely used in many parts of the world, DPR is now being increasingly used in the UK. The system measures and records in real-time the behaviour of a rotary drilling rig to changes in ground conditions and thus provides a continuous record of the ground being penetrated.

DPR can also be used to augment other borehole data such as cores and also allow more cost-effective design of investigations, in either case maximising the value obtained.

An Introduction to Drilling and Grouting Methodologies and Techniques

This presentation looks at the various techniques and methodologies for the remediation and stabilisation of various ground and construction scenarios including dam, retaining walls and foundations, abandoned mine workings and shafts as well as fissured rock formations, outwash zones and loose ground, which potentially may render utilities and buildings and properties susceptible to extreme risk.

This presentation also looks at safe working platforms when working over or near ground susceptible to collapse.

Ground Investigation: Maximising Value : Minimising Risk

This presentation looks at the true value of ground investigation and how it can reducing risk to the overall construction or building project. It demonstrates the pit falls of an inadequate or inappropriate ground investigation and how costly the consequences of a poorly scoped GI can be.

The presentation also demonstrate how to get the most from your ground investigations contractor to maximise the value of ground investigation.

Core Scan II: Present A Better Picture

Core samples are a fundamental data source for obtaining information on the geological character of strata or the composition of construction materials.

The Core Scan II is a portable digital imaging unit developed specifically for drill core image acquisition, storage and evaluation, capturing full colour pictures in either full circumference or cross section.

Key LogBook

For a number of years SEG have been committed to eliminating the use of hand-written daily progress sheets used to report ground investigation drilling, boring and sampling field operations, and instead capturing this directly at source in digital format.

SEG have now achieved this with the introduction of Key Logbook to our field teams. Find out how the use of Key Logbook can directly benefit you.

CPD Lunch & Learn Sessions are tailored specifically to your requirements.
To discuss building your bespoke Lunch & Learn please contact:
Email: Natalie.bews@soil-engineering.co.uk or Tel: 0113 3859180

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