POSTPONED Darwin Soil and Rock Logging Course – AS1726 Geotechnical Investigations

Fred Baynes

Details will be made available on the site.

The South Australian/Northern Territory Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) provides notice of a course to be held on Soil and Rock Logging. The one day course will aim to educate geotechnical engineers, geologists, geo-technicians and other relevant professionals in logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations.

The course will be presented over a full day with a keynote address from a pre-eminent industry leader followed by theoretical training on the finer points of AS1726. This will be followed by a hands-on practical session where course participants will work in small groups to apply the theory and log real soil and rock samples under the guidance and instruction of experienced industry professionals. Upon completion of the logging exercise, the answers will be revealed and the floor will be open to discussion.

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 and planning the logistics for the site visit, the total number of participants will be restricted to 25 on a ‘first-come’ basis. We encourage participants to register early to avoid disappointment.

Course presenter

Fred Baynes is a consultant engineering geologist who works on major civil, mining and oil and gas projects around the world. Fred was educated in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1980 and has worked for contractors, consultants and utilities. He is based in Perth, Western Australia, and is a general practitioner with a field bias who has been involved in the investigation, design, construction and operation of a wide range of projects including dams, hydro-electric plants, mines and associated infrastructure, quarries, oil and gas processing plants, roads, railways, pipelines, ports, offshore structures, tailings storage facilities, landfills and geohazard assessments.

Fred teaches the two AGS courses “Geology for Engineers” and “Engineering Geology”, and he is the Past President of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment.

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.