Soil and Rock Logging

AS1726 Geotechnical Site Investigations

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is planning to host Soil and Rock Logging courses in May 2023 in each chapter, subject to EOI responses (see below). This one-day course will aim to educate geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geo-technicians and other relevant professionals in logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations. In addition, the significant changes to AS 1726 contained within the 2017 Revision will be discussed in detail.

The course includes some Powerpoint presentations to explain the basic principles but is mainly a hands-on practical session where course participants will work in small groups to log a variety of real soil and rock samples under the guidance and instruction of experienced industry professionals. Upon completion of the logging exercise, the features of the soils and rocks samples and how they should be described are discussed in an interactive session involving the participants and the teachers.

This course is aimed at educating the profession and is particularly relevant to geotechnical and mining consultants, geotechnical contractors and laboratory geo-technicians and other professionals (i.e. civil and structural engineers) that find themselves having to log and/or interpret soil and rock logs as part of their jobs. The course content assumes each participant has a basic understanding of logging and is likely to be most relevant to professionals just starting their careers through to senior level professionals wanting to brush up on their knowledge of AS1726. To maintain and increase the effectiveness of the course, the total number of participants will be restricted to 40, on a ‘first-come’ basis. We encourage participants to register early to avoid disappointment.

Course Programme

08.30 – 09.00Registration
09.00 – 09.30Lecture – Introduction To Soil Logging
09.30 – 10.30Practical Session On Soil Logging
10.30 – 11.00Morning Tea Break
11.00 – 12.00Practical Session On Soil Logging Continues
12.00 – 12.30Group Discussion Of Results
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 14.00Lecture – Introduction To Rock Logging
14.00 – 15.00Practical Session On Rock Logging
15.00Coffee/Tea Available
15.00 – 16.00Practical Session On Rock Logging Continues
16.00 – 16.30Discussion Of Results

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Expressions of Interest

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