Compaction - Advanced Knowledge


This interactive classroom based course is a considerable leap above the Compaction - Operator Knowledge course. This is aimed at technical staff such as contracts engineers, graduate engineers etc.  

The aim of this course is to give the candidate confidence, especially when engaging with other technical staff. We have an in-depth look at materials and their properties, lab and field testing (and in particular, what the numbers mean, and how best to interpret them), soil mechanics, and how to apply all of this to a typical roading contract. 

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0.5 day course.

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Stuart Moulding

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$395 per person + GST

(minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • What compaction is and the consequences of poor compaction
  • Materials used in NZ
  • NZ geology and its impact on construction materials
  • Soil mechanics including density (OMC/MDD), solid density, air voids, CBR and shear strength
  • Material testing in NZ and its implications for the contractor
  • Field testing and on-site QA
  • Typical NZ roading contract (NZTA B/2)
  • Four types of commonly used field gear (Scala
  • Penetrometer, Clegg Hammer, NDM and Shear Vane)
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On completion of this course participants will

At the end of this course candidates will have a well-rounded understanding of construction materials, laboratory testing and its implications, and typical NZ field testing.

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Who should attend

New and experienced engineers, technical staff, laboratory staff, plus anyone wanting to further their knowledge of the wider civil industry.

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