Victoria Chapter

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Melbourne

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a one-day Geotechnical Mapping training course from July 2018.

Please click here to download the registration form.

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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.

Aims of the Course

Students 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.
  • Students 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.

Attendee Evaluation

At the end of the course, the participants will be asked to prepare records of a mock site visit, which will be evaluated by the course leader. Constructive feedback will be provided to all participants on completion of the final evaluation.

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 about 16 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 Venues and Program

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. Registered participants will be notified of the specific venue for each course following registration.

Please see the Course Flyer and Registration Form for program details.

Time
Where
Date
8:30am – 4.30pm
 QLD – Brisbane
Wednesday 25 July 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
NSW – Sydney
Tuesday 21 August 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
NSW – Newcastle
Thursday 23 August 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
VIC – Melbourne
Tuesday 16 October 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
TAS – Hobart
Thursday 18 October 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
SA-NT – Adelaide
Tuesday 30 October 2018
8:30am – 4.30pm
WA – Perth
Thursday 1 November 2018

Lead PresenterAnthony Bowden

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 a number of leading local practitioners to ensure that the trainer to student ratio does not exceed about 1:8.

Cost

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.

CPD

The course is approved by the Australian Geomechanics Society and recognised by Engineers Australia as equivalent to 8 hours of CPD.

Enquiries and Registration

If you or your colleagues would like to attend, kindly return the Registration Form via email to: [email protected] to assist the Australian Geomechanics Society with planning.

Registration Form

Please click here to download the registration form.

 

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.