Geotechnical Mapping Course
The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a series of one-day Geotechnical Mapping training courses.
Aims Of The Course
Participants who complete the course should be able to:
- Recognise geotechnically significant features during a site visit.
- Record geotechnical features on plans, sections and elevations.
- Use standard AS1726(2017) symbols to represent features on plans.
- Measure and record rock defect dip and dip direction using an industry standard compass – clinometer.
- Draw sketch plans, sections and elevations to scale, while on site.
Participants will also be introduced to:
- The importance of carrying out a desk study before visiting a site.
- Useful geotechnical applications available for most smart phones.
- Working with aerial photographs for site mapping purposes.
This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and the skills developed in this course are directly relevant to the successful completion of the Geology for Engineers and Engineering Geology courses.
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for a broad range of technical staff that are called upon to visit sites for geotechnical purposes. Those who will be benefit most from the course are graduate to intermediate level geotechnical engineers, geologists, geo-technicians and civil engineers.
Each course will be limited to 16-18 attendees. Additional dates will be considered if interest exceeds capacity. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of payment.
Course Calendar And Venues
Courses will be run in public open spaces in each of the cities where the course will take place. Sites are selected where there is good range of appropriate geotechnical features; where there is shelter to escape inclement weather and toilet facilities.
Anthony Bowden will lead the courses around the country. Anthony is a member of the AGS and a Chartered Engineering Geologist with over 30 years experience in civil engineering, mining and mineral exploration. Anthony will be supported by leading local practitioners to ensure that the trainer to student ratio is around 1:8.
The course will be conducted over one day at each location and will cost $495 for AGS members and $695 for non-members. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. If a course has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged close to the planned date, all fees would be returned to the students.
The course is approved by the Australian Geomechanics Society and recognised by Engineers Australia as equivalent to 8 hours of CPD.
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Newcastle — Tuesday, 20 February 2024
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Melbourne — Wednesday, 13 March 2024
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- Briefing: Safety during the course
- Briefing: Introduction to the course
- Briefing: Introduction to geotechnical sketch plans and mapping symbols
- Field exercise site 1: Geotechnical sketch mapping
- Morning tea break
- Feedback on field exercise evaluation at site 1: geotechnical sketch mapping
- Briefing: Introduction to geotechnical sketch sections
- Field exercise site 1: Sketch sections
- Lunch break
- Field exercise site 2: Introduction to rock defect measurement and drawing sketch elevations of a cutting. Feedback on afternoon evaluation
Additional sessions will be held in early and mid-2024, with dates and locations to be confirmed.
- Perth: Early 2024
- Cairns: Early-mid 2024