Efficient Compaction - Operators


This course provides an understanding of how compaction works and the importance of producing a quality final product. 

It has a practical focus on the efficient and effective compaction of a variety of materials used in the civil sector, including the use and application of different types of compaction plant and equipment, field testing, quality control and problem solving options. 

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0.5 day course.

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Stuart Moulding (Civiltrain Ltd)

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Because this course has a practical component which requires equipment and a site to compact, this course can only be run on an in-house basis where there is a suitable site. Please contact us to obtain a quotation for this training.

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Topics include

Topics Include;

  • what is compaction
  • sources and types of compaction
  • granular materials (river run and pit run)
  • cohesive materials (clay and silt)
  • important field tests to ensure best practice
  • problems with clay and silt and how to fix
  • the importance of OWC in the field
  • the importance of layer thickness in construction
  • how compaction happens (both primary and secondary)
  • 12 types of compaction equipment from plates to dynamic
  • practical component consists of a detailed and concise Plateau Test, that establishes roller patterns and roller efficiency
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On completion of this course participants will

On completion of this course participants will have the knowledge to;

  • Apply relevant new skills to improve operator efficiency and effectiveness
  • Understand the use and application of compaction equipment
  • Problem solve issues associated with cohesive materials
  • Highlight the aspects of the compaction process that will have a significant effect on the quality of the finished product, with health and safety issues addressed as appropriate.
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Who should attend

Anyone involved in road construction or maintenance, or activities where compaction is a common part of civil construction.  Includes labourers, operators, leading hands and supervisory staff, engineering cadets and contract engineers.

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