29 November - 01 December 2010, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD
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Pile design is commonly carried out from geotechnical site
investigations. More often than not, the effects of installation of the
piles are not taken into account. This workshop will highlight how
piles behave for various pile types and geotechnical conditions.
Construction practices and associated quality issues that influence
pile performance will be presented. The aim of the workshop is to
bring an awareness of what a pile designer needs to know in
designing different piling systems for various soil conditions
About your expert tutor:
Slav has served 10 years with the Country Road Board
as a Geotechnical Engineer with the Foundation
Investigations Section. Slav then worked for a total period of 17
years at the Group Design and Development Engineer and Manager.
Slav Joined Vibropile in 1999 as the Group Technical Manager
in Melbourne and is currently the Chief Engineer based in their
Sydney office. He has authored a number of technical papers
that have been published in various national and international
publications and has presented formal technical lectures on pile
design, pile testing and contract administration in a number of
Universities within Australia and a technical forum internationally.
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With any project that requires piling and deep foundations it is critical to
ensure there is quality foundation test carried out. Geological and
geotechnical aspects of the ground conditions will determine the type
of pile and pile technology used throughout the project so it is
imperative the right methods are adopted for quality and cost control.
This workshop will explore the various methods and techniques used for
testing and monitoring the foundations to ensure a quality assessment
can be made resulting in a smooth project and solid foundation.
Dr. Seidel has had 28 years working as a professional
geotechnical engineer, specializing in all aspects of deep
foundations. Throughout his time he has been employed as a
senior engineer with general and specialist geotechnical and
foundation engineering consultants, a government road authority,
a specialist deep foundation contractor, and at university as a
lecturer and researcher. As a result of his wide experience, Dr.
Seidel is uniquely placed to appreciate all aspects of the
commissioning, design, installation and testing of structural
foundations. He provides expert advice on projects in Australia
and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Building solid foundations is imperative to any project and it is
essential that the structural engineers and geotechnical engineers
work collaboratively throughout the process. A breakdown in
communication can result in a misinterpretation of information and
subsequently result in reduced quality and incorrect piling methods
adopted for specific ground conditions. This workshop will outline
the roles of structural and geotechnical engineers within the piling
process and how to ensure all design and measurements match
for a smooth, quality end product.
About your expert tutors:
Dr. Peter Mitchell
Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer
and Jeff Booker, Principal, ARUP
Today different piling and installation techniques are available to
carry out deep foundations for all kind of structures. This workshop
will explore the piling techniques that are commonly available in
Australia today, and how to choose the best pile type to suit
particular structures and ground conditions. After attending this
workshop you will have a broad understanding of the most suitable
deep foundation systems for Australian conditions.
Martin has been involved in the Piling and Foundation
Industry for almost 10 years. He manages the technical, design
and tendering aspects of projects and processes as well as
contractual and site related tasks for a wide range of piling and
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