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CPD Lunch & Learn

CPD Lunchtime Presentations available

HUESKER has a series of lunchtime presentations available. The presentations take around 45 minutes which allows for a Q&A session as the end. CPD certificates will be issued to those who attend.

To book a lunch time seminar or for more details please contact Jackie Sumner on 01925 629393 or via email Jackie.sumner@huesker.co.uk

Several topics are available and include:

An Introduction to Geosynthetics

  • An overview of geosynthetic products and their application within Civil Engineering
  • A look at the different polymers used to manufacture these products
  • Polymer characteristics and how this affects their application
  • The appropriate specification of geosynthetics
  • Independent product Certification and CE marking

Practical Geosynthetic Applications in Major Infrastructure Projects

  • See actual project solutions which have developed from value engineering exercises.
  • Understand how specific geosynthetics products are used on sites.
  • Examples of time and cost solving techniques previously adopted.
  • Discover new geotechnical design products and processes used in other countries.

Reinforced Soil Slopes

  • A review of the design principles in accordance with BS8006: 2010
  • Looking at slopes below 45◦ and up to 70◦
  • Alternative facing systems and methods of construction
  • Case studies with construction and detailing advice

Reinforced Soil Walls

  • A review of the design principles in accordance with BS8006: 2010
  • Additional design checks and NCMA methods
  • Mortarless segmental block walls & concrete panel walling systems
  • Case studies with construction and detailing advice
  • Design software for Allan Block walls

Roads and Pavements

  • Unpaved roads and working platforms: Design methodologies
  • Limit states and SLS guidance
  • Use of reinforcement in asphalt pavement rehabilitation and treatments
  • Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation with Asphalt Overlays
  • Case studies with construction, installation and detailing advice

Basal Reinforced Platforms over Piles

  • Designing Piled Embankments to BS8006: 2010
  • Looking at thin embankments and  arching in fills
  • SLS limits and dynamic effects
  • Case studies with construction and detailing advice

Basal Reinforcement

  • Designing embankments over voids and on soft ground to BS8006: 2010
  • Limit states and SLS guidance
  • Case studies with construction and detailing advice
  • Unpaved roads and working platforms: Design methodologies

Sediment Management and Sludge Dewatering

  • Sediments and sludges: Sources and traditional management options
  • Principals of solid / liquid phase separation with flocculation
  • Design of dewatering systems using geosynthetic tubes
  • Case studies with construction and detailing advice

SoilTain Bags and Tubes: Hydraulic Applications in Coastal Protection

  • What are SoilTain tubes and bags and how can they be used?
  • Information about design principles and guidelines for these types of structures.
  • Construction and installation techniques and considerations.
  • Selected international project case studies for conceptual illustration purposes

Environmental Engineering with Geosynthetics

  • Contamination & Traditional Remediation
  • Using Active Geocomposites for Oil Absorption, Contamination Adsorption and Binding of Heavy Metals
  • Active Capping & Landfill Lining
  • Groundwater Protection & Sealing Systems
  • Geosynthetics Clay Liners (GCLs)
  • Overview of Contaminated Sludge Dewatering 

Agricultural

  • Side Ventilation, Partitions and Access Systems
  • Floating Covers and Silo Covers
  • Flexible Storage Tanks
  • Biogas Roofs, Sugar Beet Covers
  • Concrete Protection & Remediation
  • Field Shelters and Trailer Covers
  • Mole Barriers