Apr. 7-9, 2013
Cocoa Beach, FL
This is a course for practitioners, taught by practitioners with wide field experience. The emphasis is on why and how. The topic is instrumentation for monitoring performance during construction and operation rather than instrumentation to determine in situ parameters.
This continuing education course will include presentations by users of instrumentation from the United States, England, Canada, France and Italy. There will also be technical presentations and instrument displays by major manufacturers of geotechnical instrumentation from the United States, Canada and Switzerland. Some earlier courses have emphasized the users' views: this course will be an international cooperative effort between manufacturers and users.
The course will include planning monitoring programs, the hardware and software, recent developments such as web-based monitoring, wireless monitoring and remote methods for monitoring deformation, case histories, and lessons learned from past experience On-line sources of information will be included, together with an open forum for questions and discussion.
- Engineers, geologists, or technicians who are involved with performance monitoring of geotechnical features of civil engineering projects
- Project managers and other decision-makers who are concerned with management of RISK during construction.
To learn the who, why and how of successful geotechnical monitoring
To meet with leading manufacturers of geotechnical instrumentation, each of whom will have displays of instruments
To ensure that your monitoring programs are tailored to match your specific geotechnical questions
To avoid the common problem of poor quality data
- To participate in discussions with instructors and other attendees