Victoria Chapter

Soil and Rock Logging – AS1726 Geotechnical Site Investigations

Dr Fred Baynes

The course aims to educate geotechnical engineers, geologists, geotechnicians and other relevant professionals such as civil and structural engineers, who find themselves logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations. The content assumed that the participants already have a basic understanding of soil and rock logging. The course is particularly relevant to professionals starting their careers, but also provides for senior level professionals wanting to refresh their knowledge of AS1726.

Dr Fred Baynes commences proceedings with a keynote address to participants, which is followed by theoretical training on the finer points of AS1726. Dr Baynes will then lead a practical session where participants work in small groups to apply the theory and log real soil and rock samples under the guidance and instruction of experienced industry professionals. At the end of the course, results of each groups logging will be reviewed against test result data, and the outcomes discussed amongst all participants.

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.