AEG Nisqually Two day field course: THE FIELD-DEVELOPED CROSS SECTION Aug 7th and 8th, 2019
This two-day short course will cover the field-developed cross-section method, originally developed by the late Doug Williamson to provide a systematic approach and reproducible method of collecting data for interpretation and portrayal of subsurface information. The field-developed cross-section provides a visual tool for evaluation and analysis of conditions pertinent to foundations, earthwork, slopes and slope stability, use of materials, and subsurface drainage.
The course includes a half-day introduction to field soil and rock classification and a half day of lecture on the field-developed cross-section methodology. This is followed by a full day of field application. This course is recommended for geologists and geology students, engineering geologists, hydrogeologists, geotechnical and geological engineers, and others who deal with site-specific characterization of soil, rock, and ground water at scales appropriate for use in analysis and design. Each class participant will receive a handbook describing the system.
Day 1 (Location TBD in Olympia or Lacey, WA)
Morning (9 AM-12 Noon): Introduction to the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS), developed by Arthur Casagande in the late 1940s, including a lecture outlining the laboratory procedure, and a lecture and hands-on training using the USCS Visual-Manual field procedure. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the Unified Rock Classification System developed by Doug Williamson.
Lunch will be on your own. You can bring your own or purchase a meal.
Afternoon (1-4 PM): Introduction to the Field-Developed Cross-Section mapping methodology and applications, developed by Doug Williamson.
Day 2 (Location TBD in Olympia or Lacey, WA)
9 AM to 3 PM (bring your own lunch): Field application of the system on a slope at a nearby park.
3-5 PM: Wrap-up, including creation of a base map using cross-section data, and discussion of potential site-specific applications using data gathered.
Approximate Number of Participants: 20 (minimum 10)
Registration: Please register by 8am on July 25th using Brown Paper Tickets, select pay at door option if paying by check or cash. Note payment by cash or check saves AEG money.
Instructor: Kenneth G. Neal, LG, LEG, (360) 280-6180
Mr. Neal has over 40 years of engineering geology experience, in both the government and private sectors, and has been in responsible charge of hundreds of geological and geotechnical projects in both Oregon and Washington. He has conducted and directed engineering geologic and geotechnical studies related to slope stability and erosion, routing and design of utilities and roadways, bridges, timber management, building sites, foundations, drainage, and developments. He has prepared technical practices handbook sections on rock classification and core drilling, and provided field methods training to geologists and engineers. He served two terms on the Washington State Geologist Licensing Board.
Final location of classroom and field site will be determined by July 24th and participants will be provided additional information on classroom and field site locations, and equipment needed.
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TBD Olympia (View)
Olympia, WA 98504
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