After attending this course, participants will:

  • Know the proper soil specimen handling and preparation procedures for testing.
  • Know the critical techniques required to conduct and present results of consolidation, permeability, and shear strength tests.
  • Know techniques to eliminate and reduce critical testing errors.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers, geologists and laboratory managers who wish to improve their knowledge of consolidation, shear strength, and permeability testing principles and techniques.
  • Laboratory technicians who wish to improve their understanding of principles and techniques of soils testing.

Facilities

  • 3000 sq. ft. Geotechnical Engineering Labs (2)
  • 3000 sq. ft. Geodynamics Laboratory
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Testing Equipment
    -Static Triaxial Systems (2)
    -Consolidation Systems (7)
    -Servo-Pneumatic Stress-Path Triaxial System
    -Direct Shear System (2)
    -Cyclic Triaxial Shear System
    -Resonant Column
    -Pulse Velocity (Ultrasonic)
    -Large (48cm) Diameter Consolidation System

Course Schedule

Schedule

Instructors

Louis Ge, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology
128 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building
1401 N. Pine
Rolla, MO  65409

Ronaldo Luna, P.E., Ph.D., Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology
130 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building
1401 N. Pine
Rolla, MO  65409

Instructor and Technical Contact

Richard Stephenson, P.E., Ph.D., Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology
119 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building
1401 N. Pine
Rolla, MO
Phone:  573-341-6549
Email:  stephens@mst.edu 

Course Units
Participants will receive a certificate awarding 27.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completion of this course.

Fees & Registration
$975 - Registration Fee
Registration fee includes refreshments each day, extensive course notes and materials, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
Decision Deadline:  December 7, 2011
The Geotechnical Lab Testing Course will be held


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Cancellation Policy
Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel its programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster.
Decision to proceed with this course will be made on December 7, 2011
, based on registrations received at that time. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all fees will be refunded in full. Individuals wishing to cancel their registrations must do so two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the course. Refunds will not be issued after this date.  Substitutions may be made at any time.