Since 1979 the Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice short course has provided unique professional training and education to thousands of grouting professionals worldwide. By covering fundamental theory while focusing on current practice, the course fills a wide gap in traditional university education. With few exceptions globally, the subject of grouting is simply absent from civil engineering curricula. Furthermore, while theory and calculations represent an integral aspect of competent grouting work, they alone cannot compensate for lack of practical experience.
The Grouting Fundamentals course covers pressure grouting as a method to improve geotechnical properties of soils and rock masses, with special focus on mechanisms, theories, and practical applications of grouting to ground densification and strengthening, permeability reduction and groundwater cutoffs. The unique group of faculty provides exceptional breadth and expertise concerning fundamental concepts/theory and international best grouting practices. Major course topics include:
- grout materials and rheology
- geological characterization for grouting works
- overburden and rock drilling technologies
- compaction grouting
- slab jacking, lifting and leveling
- sinkhole, karst and void grouting
- permeation and fissure grouting
- grout curtain design and construction
- groundwater control
- grouting for tunnels, shafts and mines
- anchors and micropiles
- seepage cutoff walls and composite seepage barriers
- deep soil mixing
- jet grouting
- instrumentation and monitoring
- crisis management
An integral part of this course is the ½ day Field Demonstration. Contractors, manufacturers and suppliers will converge in Phoenix to provide an impressive array of hands-on instruction concerning grouting equipment, materials and procedures.
The curriculum is suited for Owners, Regulators, Consultants and Contractors having interest in the applications of pressure grouting to a broad array of geo-structural construction and remediation techniques.
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