Many of the risks associated with construction projects are related to the geology. The successful delivery of such projects heavily relies on proper ground investigations and the proper management of the geological and geotechnical risks associated with ground. Ground conditions are seldom unforeseen if the site evaluation is properly done and based on the concept that the geotechnical site characteristics are the direct product of the site’s geological and geomorphological history.
In this course you will learn the importance of the total geological history for the design of, for example, piled foundations, raft foundations and/or excavations in complex geological settings. You will learn the fundamentals of geology and rock mechanics and get practical guidelines to deal with spatial variability and unforeseen ground conditions for ground- and foundation engineering applications.
This course is part of the CGF-courses of KIVI. Lecturers are specialist with a large experience in geological engineering in worldwide and Dutch context. The course is concluded with a written exam.
The following topics are covered during this course:
Project managers, geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, structural engineers, geologists, geoscientists. Engineering consultants, dredging companies, contractors, oil-gas industry, offshore industry, mining industry.
Read our interview with the course leaders and one of the past participants, as recently published in 'Vakblad Geotechniek'.
|Cursusleider(s):||Dhr. Ir. J.S. van der Schrier (Royal HaskoningDHV), Dhr. Dr.ir. S. Slob (Cohere Consultants)|
|Cursusdata:||Start May 9th 2023|
excursion Belgium Ardennes 9:00-15:30
Exam 14:00 - 16:30
|Locatie:||central in the Netherlands|
€ 2.680,00 excl. btw
Pricing includes all materials, catering and overnight stay at Namen, Belgium
3 (Kenniseenheden Constructeursregister)
|Roosterinformatie:||May 9th, 16th, 25th, june 1st, 8th, 16th, July 6th
5 course days, 1 day excursion to Namen (Belgium) and 1 afternoon exam (July 6th)
|In samenwerking met:||KIVI department Geotechnical Engineering|
|Dit programma wordt in het Engels gegeven.|
Surface processes and geological hazards
The total geology approach
General geology of The Netherlands
Shallow geology of The Netherlands
Dinoloket/NLOG/BRO/AHN: models and data
Case study/Exercise/Game 1
Mechanics of rock and soil
Geological construction materials
Petrography and rock classification
Visit to Engineering Geology Lab for laboratory tests on rock and soil
Desk study, RS and geological field survey
Site investigations (difficult soils, rock)
Case study/Exercise/Game 2
Excavation design, slope stability analysis
Offshore excavation and dredging
Foundation design (piling in rock)
Tunnel design in rock masses
Uitleg examen + behandelen examenvraag
Geological fieldwork Belgian Ardennes