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Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice 2020

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Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice 2020
41st Annual Course

September 14–18, 2020
in Phoenix, Arizona

The Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice course was founded in 1979 in the USA, and since then has provided unique professional training and education to thousands of grouting professionals worldwide. By covering fundamental theory while focusing on current state-of-the-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 are an integral part of competent grouting work, they alone cannot compensate for lack of practical experience.

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The 1st European edition of the course was held at the Bundeswehr University in Munich (UniBw) from September 16-19, 2019. This 4-day professional training event was organized by the Institute of Applied Geosciences at the Graz University of Technology together with the publishing house Ernst & Sohn, and in cooperation with the Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at UniBw and the Bavarian Chamber for Civil Engineering. With over 50 attendees representing 11 countries, the inaugural European course was a resounding success!

The Munich course included a faculty of 19 experts from 11 countries, providing exceptional breadth and expertise concerning fundamental aspects of grouting and international best practices. The attendees came from afar as Australia and Mexico, and represented a broad cross section of the grouting industry, including design firms, specialty geotechnical contractors, hydropower facility owners, equipment manufacturers and material suppliers. The course content has been tailored specifically for Owners, Regulators, Consultants and Contractors that are utilizing pressure grouting as a means for geo-structural construction and remediation.  Major course topics include:

  • grout rheology
  • cementitious and chemical grouting 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 RTGC in rock grouting
  • amenability theory
  • rock anchors and SBMA design
  • micropiles
  • grouting for tunnels
  • concrete repair and rehabilitation

An integral part of this course is the ½ day Field Demonstration. Contractors, manufacturers and suppliers converged on the UniBw campus to provide an impressive array of hands-on instruction concerning grouting equipment, materials and procedures. The Munich Field Demo included:

  • Live exhibition of sonic drilling and sampling technology (Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill)
  • Ground anchor drilling and installation (Keller Grundbau GmbH)
  • Live exhibition of anchor load testing (DSI Underground)
  • High capacity tube-a-manchette (MPSP) grouting (Sireg Geotech S.r.l.)
  • Colloidal mixing and compact grout plants (ChemGrout, Häny AG, SPIBO, Mai International GmbH)
  • Hybrid polyurethane-cement and acrylic-cement injection (Webac Chemie GmbH, Züblin AG)
  • Soil permeation grouting (UTT Mapei AS)
  • Chemical grouting for water cut-offs and anchoring (DSI Underground, TPH Waterproofing Systems)
  • Chemical grouting for concrete repair and rehabilitation (Sika AG)
  • State-of-the-art fully instrumented multi-pump containerized grout plant technology (Züblin AG)

The course organizers are indebted to many individuals and corporate entities that expended significant time and effort to make this event a success. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the generous support of our corporate sponsors: DSI Underground, Keller Grundbau GmbH, TPH Waterproofing Systems, Sika AG,  Züblin AG, Häny AG and SPIBO GmBH.

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