Compaction - Operator Knowledge


This interactive classroom based course is now seen as a benchmark course in the industry and is often referred to simply as ‘the compaction course’. 

This course is more than what it seems. There is no waffle - just good sensible training. With decent information on materials (and how to fix up bad materials), compaction gear, gear selection, knowing when to stop, plus a good swag of tricks of the trade to make life easier for your field staff. This course will deliver very positive results for your staff.

We constantly hear that after attending this course, field staff have a better appreciation of what it is they are trying to achieve, how best to achieve it, communicating what they are doing with both the public and engineers, and most importantly, reduced remedials.

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0.5 day course.

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Stuart Moulding

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$395 +GST per person

(MInimum numbers are required before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • What compaction is
  • 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 soils 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!
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On completion of this course participants will

Apply relevant new skills to improve efficiency and the final product

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Who should attend

Anyone involved in civil construction from ‘green’ labourer, right through to experienced engineers. Everyone gets something useful from this course.

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