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January 2019

Advanced Slope, Seepage and Foundation Analysis

January 24 - January 25
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria Pretoria,

Course content Introduction to elasticity and plasticity in Geotechnical Engineering Upper and lower bound plasticity methods in Geotechnical Engineering Limit equilibrium methods in Geotechnical Engineering with a focus on slope stability analysis Finite difference seepage and consolidation analysis For more information click here.

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In-situ Geotechnical Testing

January 28 - January 29
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria Pretoria,

Course content Detail discussion of SPT, CPT, CPTu CSW, SASW, MASW, cross-hole test and downhole test. Interpretation of these tests to derive basic soil properties. Application of direct design methods. Flow regime and consolidation analysis from CPTu data. Foundation settlement calculation using small strain stiffness. For more information click here.

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Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

January 30
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria Pretoria,

Course content Instrumentation for laboratory testing Geotechnical soil tests including the triaxial test, shearbox test, oedometer test and Rowe cell test Evaluation of typical stress paths for soil Overview of typical strength, stiffness and permeability values of soils and how to recognise poor test result Sampling of soils For more information click here.

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Risk and Reliability Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

January 31
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria Pretoria,

Course content An overview of basic statistical principles and reliability relevant to the course The Point Estimate Method Monte Carlo Analysis FORM optimisation technique for reliability analysis For more information click here.

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February 2019

The Vadose Zone: Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

February 20 @ 08:00 - 17:00
university of pretoria, University of Pretoria

Variably saturated flow conditions are increasingly relevant to geotechnical and hydrogeological assessments. This is most evident in the so-called vadose zone that extends from land surface to the phreatic surface, and which is characterised by variably saturated hydrological systems mostly at negative pore water pressures. The Vadose Zone: Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology short course explores this zone which is fundamental in understanding the subsurface component of the hydrological cycle, emphasising processes such as evapotranspiration, interflow, and groundwater…

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March 2019

The Draft COTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities

March 25 - March 29
Cape Town Cape Town,

The existing COLTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities has been in use since 1998. A need was identified by the industry to revise this document due to new developments, outdated requirements, sophisticated equipment and to keep up with international standards and the need to create more job opportunities in the industry. A needs analysis study identified that the existing COLTO Standard Specifications was not feasible for updating but to revise the entire document. Provision…

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April 2019

The Draft COTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities

April 8 - April 12
Gauteng Gauteng

The existing COLTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities has been in use since 1998. A need was identified by the industry to revise this document due to new developments, outdated requirements, sophisticated equipment and to keep up with international standards and the need to create more job opportunities in the industry. A needs analysis study identified that the existing COLTO Standard Specifications was not feasible for updating but to revise the entire document. Provision…

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Training in MANAGED AQUIFER RECHARGE

April 10 - April 12
STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) – Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University

Groundwater is a highly valuable resource especially in areas of low rainfall and low surface water supplies. The value of aquifers can be greatly increased by actually returning water to the aquifers when there is additional water available (be it from rainfall/runoff – treated effluent – diverted surface water flows etc). This process is known as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and has huge potential in South Africa. It has the added benefit that water stored underground is not prone to high rates of evapotranspiration. However it is a technology that…

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AEG – Workshop on risk assessments for dam and levee foundations.

April 24 - April 26
Denver West Marriott Denver, CO United States

The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), Dams Technical Working Group, is proud to present a workshop that focuses on the role and contribution of engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers in the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process in managing dam and levee safety programs.  Risks associated with geological potential failure modes and communicating these conditions to the Risk Assessment (RA) team will be emphasized including the methodology, and implementation of RA for dam and levee foundations. This outstanding…

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May 2019

The Draft COTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities

May 13 - May 17
Durban Durban,

The existing COLTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works for State Road Authorities has been in use since 1998. A need was identified by the industry to revise this document due to new developments, outdated requirements, sophisticated equipment and to keep up with international standards and the need to create more job opportunities in the industry. A needs analysis study identified that the existing COLTO Standard Specifications was not feasible for updating but to revise the entire document. Provision…

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