Cursus

Geology for engineers (CGF-G)

Practical course on geology in the Netherlands and abroad

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 importance of geology

The following topics are covered during this course:

  • The importance of the total geological history and the development of a geological model as basis for site evaluation, ground investigations and foundation engineering.
  • Rock mechanics: the similarities and differences with soil mechanics considered from an engineering’s point of view.
  • Classification of rock and rock-masses and the use of specific laboratory tests to characterise the rock properties.
  • How to approach spatial variability and ground investigations in different geological settings.
  • The participants get hands-on experience with rock testing and work out case studies.
  • Field visit in the Belgian Ardennes.

Intended for

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'.

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  • Informatie
    Cursusleider(s): Dhr. Ir. J.S. van der Schrier (Royal HaskoningDHV), Dhr. Dr.ir. S. Slob (Cohere Consultants)
    Cursusdata: Expected april/june 2021
    Locatie: Delft, Amersfoort, the Netherlands and Namen, Belgium
    Prijs: € 2.680,00 excl. btw
    Pricing includes all materials, catering and overnight stay at Namen, Belgium
    Studiepunten: 3 (Kenniseenheden Constructeursregister)
    Roosterinformatie: all days 15:00-20:00, first day 14:00-20:00
    excursion Belgium Ardennes 9:00-15:30
    Exam 14:00 - 16:30
    In samenwerking met: KIVI section geo-engineering
    Taal
    Dit programma wordt in het Engels gegeven.
  • Programma

    For more information on the time schedule and learning objectives per day, please click on 'Program 2020', under 'Downloads'. 

    Day 1

    Introduction 
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    General geology   
    Tom Dijkstra, Loughborough University

    Geological environments         
    Tom Dijkstra, Loughborough University                                           

    Surface processes (erosion, weathering)       
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants          

    The total geology approach   
    Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV and Tom Dijkstra, Loughborough University                                                     

    Day 2

    Introduction
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    General geology of The Netherlands 
    Kim Cohen, University of Utrecht                         

    Shallow geology of The Netherlands       
    Kim Cohen, University of Utrecht 

    Dinoloket/NLOG/BRO/AHN: models and data
    Michiel van der Meulen, TNO

    Case study/Exercise/Game 1
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    Day 3

    Introduction
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    Mechanics of rock and soil (including rock mass classification systems)
    Robert Hack, University of Twente

    Desk study, RS and geological field survey
    Rodriaan Spruit, Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam

    Case study/Exercise/Game 2
    Rodriaan Spruit, Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    Day 4

    Geological fieldwork Belgian Ardennes

    Day 5

    Introduction
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    Geophysical survey
    Rodriaan Spruit, Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam

    Site investigations (difficult soils, rock)
    Rodriaan Spruit, Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam

    Geological construction materials (rock and soil)
    Peter Verhoef, Boskalis/TU Delft

    CITG room 03.130 petrography, microscopic examination and rock classification
    Peter Verhoef, Boskalis/TU Delft and Wim Verwaal, TU Delft

    Visit to Engineering Geology Lab for laboratory tests on rock and soil
    Wim Verwaal, TU Delft

    Day 6

    Introduction
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants, and Joost van der Schrier, Royal HaskoningDHV

    Excavation design, slope stability analysis
    Siefko Slob, Cohere Consultants

    Offshore excavation and dredging
    Peter Verhoef, Boskalis/TU Delft

    Foundation design (piling in rock)
    Marga Hoogvliet, Ballast-Nedam

    Tunnel design in rock masses
    Robert Hack, University of Twente

     

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