Geomechanics for New Zealand Roading


This course draws together the necessary soil investigation and geotechnical procedures for roading construction and maintenance. The course provides an up-to-date overview of investigative techniques and analysis.


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1 day course.

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$595 per person + GST.

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Geotechnical engineering and pavement design
  • Fundamental soil properties
  • Compaction
  • Planning geomechanical investigations
  • In-situ investigation and testing
  • Laboratory testing issues
  • Effects and control of water movement
  • Soil strength improvement
  • Bearing capacity
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand the role of engineering judgement to obtain effective solutions to soils and subgrade problems
  • Identify fundamental properties of soils
  • Plan a geotechnical investigation
  • Apply geotechnical investigations to improve pavement construction
  • Utilise pavement stabilisation techniques
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Who should attend

Engineers, technicians, supervisors and Local Authority staff involved in pavement design and construction.

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