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The GeoEngineering Centre at Queens RMC

Geotechnical Engineering Site Investigations: In Situ Testing, Soil Sampling and Laboratory Testing A 1. day short course by !on ". !eGroot, !Sc, #E !ecember $%&, '(() !onald Gordon *entre +ueen,s -niversity .ingston, /ntario 0:$( am 1 &:$( pm
Site investigation programs ideally combine the best of in situ testing and laboratory testing, and the pros and cons of both methods are presented, including the reliance of in situ tests on empirical correlations and the dependency of laboratory data on sample quality. In situ testing and laboratory test equipment, procedures, and data interpretation methods for determination of soil classification and soil design parameters such as compressibility and shear strength are described. articular emphasis is given to the importance of sample disturbance and its impact on laboratory measurement of design parameters. The primary focus of the workshop is on conduct of proper and reliable best practice methods. !ppropriate references are given to recogni"ed international standards such as !ST#, $S! and IS%. $urrent state of the art is also illustrated using selected e&amples of the in situ and laboratory testing methods. '&ample data sets from recent site investigations are presented to illustrate application of the workshop concepts. This workshop is suitable for geotechnical engineering graduate students, academics, and public and private sector practitioners. !uration ( ).* days *ourse Topics 1. Introduction basic review of fundamentals of soil behaviour advantages and disadvantages of in situ testing and laboratory testing '. +rilling and sampling for laboratory tests drilling equipment and methods soil sampling equipment $. In Situ Testing ,S T, $ T-, +#T and ./T0 deployment systems and equipment test procedures, data acquisition relevant international guidelines and standards data processing and interpretation, soil design parameters

The Short Course


This workshop presents in situ testing, soil sampling and laboratory test methods for conduct of geotechnical engineering site investigations.

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2egistration In3ormation
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The Lecturer
+r. +on ;. +e<root is a professor in the +epartment of $ivil and 'nvironmental 'ngineering at the -niversity of #assachusetts !mherst. =e received his +octor of Science degree in geotechnical engineering at the #assachusetts Institute of Technology in )>:>. !n award winning teacher and researcher, his academic and consultancy e&perience is primarily in the area of soil behaviour and environmental <eotechnics, with an emphasis on laboratory and field measurements for site characteri"ation programs. +r +e<root visited the <eo'ngineering $entre in 988? and gave an outstanding lecture on the effects of sample disturbance on soil properties. =e has agreed to return to @ingston to provide this more e&tensive and advanced introduction to <eotechnical Site Investigation, drawing on his e&perience as a specialist consultant and on his contributions as rincipalA$o7 rincipal Investigator on research proBects sponsored by the +%+, .=C!, #ass=ighway, D$=E , DS., DE1 and /Trans. +r.

The GeoEngineering *entre +ueen4s -niversity Ellis 5all .ingston, /6 .7L $68
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Enclosed is my registration 3ee o3: =& ( >please include applicable ta<es? ayment should be made by cheque to Queen4s -niversity .or more information contact +r. Ian #oore hone ,5)60 *6676)58, fa& ,5)60 *6679)9: moore@civil.queensu.ca Please inform us of any special dietary requirements.

+e<root has served on the editorial boards of the ;ournal of <eotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and the Geotechnical Testing Journal and served as $hair of the !S$' <eo7Institute Soil Properties and Modeling Committee. +r +e<roots teaching and research awards include the ;ames 1. Tighe $ivil 'ngineering +istinguished

Teaching !ward, -nited Technologies $orporation %utstanding 1aboratory Teaching !ward, Eesearch $ouncil of Dorway <uest Eesearcher .ellowship, -niversity of Cestern !ustralia <ledden /isiting Senior .ellowship, and the $'' Eesearch '&cellence !ward.