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GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH GEOSYNTHETICS IN SOIL REINFORCEMENT

06/06/2018 - 08/06/2018

Understand geosynthetics in soil reinforcement and the design in steep slopes, retaining walls and roads to improve performance and reduce maintenance

 

Overview

This three-day course aims to introduce geosynthetics materials, their use in steep slope and vertical walls, embankment foundation and pavements; from basics of theory to practical applications, using first principles to free software which will be given during the course.

 

Course Outline

  • Introduction to geosynthetics material for soil reinforcement, short and long-term strength, criteria for assessment of geosynthetics
  • Soil reinforcement principles, soil – geosynthetics interactions
  • Design of walls and steep slopes, facings, drainage, foundation and reinforcement, design approaches (SANS 207 and BS 8006)
  • Design of embankments over soft soil, over piles and spanning over sinkholes
  • Design of pavement structure, subgrade improvement, reduction of pavement thickness, asphalt reinforcement

 

Benefits Include

  • Participation in an interactive workshop
  • Practical activities for assessing geosynthetics properties for soil reinforcement
  • Design examples of design software (available free of charge)
  • CPD Points

 

Who Should Attend

The course helps graduates apply their theoretical training in practice. It is therefore recommended for:

  • Staff working in the industry with very little experience or who are about to become involved in designing of soil reinforcement structures
  • Candidate engineers, technologists and technicians
  • Experienced personnel looking for a refresher course in geosynthetics in soil reinforcement

 

Course Presenter

Edoardo Zannoni Pr Eng MSc(Civil)

 

Fees (incl VAT)

Fees include course manual, tea and lunch
R7 300 for SAICE Members
R8 100 for non-SAICE Members

 

CPD

3 CPD Points (ECSA)

2 CPD Points (SACNASP)

 

Registration

Follow this link to access the registration form OR complete the attached form and send to lizelle@ally.co.za.

Details

Start:
06/06/2018
End:
08/06/2018
Event Category:

Venue

Midrand
Gauteng South Africa

Organizer

saice professional development and projects
Email:
lizelle@ally.co.za