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 21 experts from seven countries comprising the course faculty include some of the most recognized international authorities and leaders in the grouting industry. The unique group of faculty provides exceptional breadth and expertise concerning fundamental concepts/theory and international best grouting practices. Major course topics include:
- grout rheology
- cementitious, chemical, and biological grout materials
- overburden and rock drilling methods
- optimizing and verifying grouting during construction
- permeation grouting
- compaction grouting
- compensation grouting
- deep soil mixing
- composite seepage barriers
- jet grouting
- GIN and ACG in rock grouting
- amenability theory
- rock anchors and SBMA design
- grouting for tunnels
- instrumentation and monitoring
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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