Since 1979 the Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice course has covered pressure grouting as a method to improve geotechnical characteristics 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 course faculty includes recognized international authorities and leaders in the grouting industry, with several instructors having dedicated their efforts to this course for more than 30 years.
Major topics include rheological properties of cementitious and chemical grouts, procedures for cement and chemical grouting, grouting of rock under dams, grouting of rock anchors and micropiles, deep mixing, jet grouting, cutoff walls and composite seepage barriers, compaction grouting, slab jacking, structural grouting, grouting for underground structures, overburden and rock drilling methods, and field monitoring/instrumentation. A half-day field demonstration is included in the curriculum, focusing on compaction and permeation grouting, penetration of ultrafine cements, hydraulic fracturing, computer monitoring, grout mixing, uses of cellular grouts, overburden drilling methods, grouting of rock anchors, and use of borehole packers.
Class meets May 15-19, 2017. Early registration ends March 20.
Monday, May 15 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 16 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 17 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 18 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, May 19 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thompson Conference Center, 1.110 2405 Robert Dedman Dr Austin, TX 78712