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Online training: An Introduction to UK Ground Improvement Practice

Date:
22 September 2022
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Event type:
Contributes to CPD, Online Training, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events
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An Introduction to UK Ground Improvement Practice

Ground improvement is a rapidly and continuing developing discipline of ground engineering, offering a cost effective alternative to deep foundations in a range of ground conditions. This short course provides an introduction to the more commonly used ground improvement techniques in the UK, namely vibro stone columns and dynamic compaction. Focus will be on how and where each technique works, together with current best practice relating to design, specification, testing, quality control and sustainability aspects; supported where  appropriate by case history information and lessons learnt. There will be opportunity for participants to engage with some workshop questions to put theory into practice. The course should appeal to graduates and post graduates, together with those working in the ground engineering and geoenvironmental sector, wishing to gain more insight of  the more common UK ground improvement techniques and their application.

Learning Objectives

Vibro ground improvement techniques

  • Differences between vibro compaction and vibro stone columns
  • Applications of vibro compaction and vibro stone columns
  • Site geotechnical characterisation for vibro ground improvement 
  • Design, quality control and testing for vibro ground improvement
  • Lessons learnt from unsatisfactory vibro stone column ground improvement performance

Dynamic Compaction ground improvement

  • Differences between dynamic compaction and rapid impact compaction
  • Applications of dynamic and rapid impact compaction
  • Site geotechnical characterisation for dynamic and rapid impact compaction
  • Design, quality control and testing for dynamic and rapid impact compaction

Programme

1. Vibro ground improvement techniques

- Introduction to vibro compaction and vibro stone column techniques 
- Application of vibro compaction and vibro stone columns (what works where and how)
- Importance of the geotechnical ground model for vibro ground improvement design
- Design, specification, quality control, monitoring and testing for vibro techniques
- Learning from forensic analysis of poor vibro ground improvement performance
- Workshop task relating to design

2. Dynamic compaction ground improvement techniques

- Introduction to dynamic compaction and rapid impact compaction techniques
- Application of dynamic compaction and rapid impact compaction (what works where and how)
- Importance of the geotechnical ground model for dynamic and rapid impact compaction design
- Design, specification, quality control, monitoring and testing for dynamic and rapid impact compaction
- Workshop task relating to design

Speaker

Colin Serridge

Dr Colin Serridge FGS CGeol EurGeol –  Ground Improvement Practitioner with over 30 years industrial experience in the design and project management of Ground Improvement projects both in the UK and overseas.

Colin also currently works in academia.

Registration

Registration for this course will close at 12.00 BST on 21 September.

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email training@geolsoc.org.uk to enquire.

Course Fees

 Fellow     £130 
 Non Fellow     £175
 Student    £35

Venue

This course will be held virtually, starting at 13.00 BST until approximately 16.30 BST

Contact

Please contact training@geolsoc.org.uk with any enquiries.

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