University of Texas at Austin announces grouting short course

5 October 2017

Texas Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin announced it is holding the 39th Annual Grouting Short Course from February 12-16, 2018, an earlier date than in years past.

Organisers said this is the new, updated edition of the original grouting course that has been running for 39 years. "Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering is proud to host this special event through their Texas Engineering Executive Education (TxEEE) unit. This past year, TxEEE hosted learners from around the world - from five continents and 12 countries. This truly is a world-class training event with the international grouting leaders teaching the latest best practices."

The Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice course covers pressure grouting as a method to improve geotechnical characteristics of soils and rock masses. Owners, regulators, consultants, and contractors who have interest in pressure grouting should attend. The teaches a broad array of geo-structural construction and remediation techniques. This course is also for petroleum engineering personnel involved in well drilling and operations.

Major topics include rheological properties of cementitious and chemical grouts, cement and chemical grouting procedures, grouting of rock under dams, grouting of rock anchors and micropiles, deep mixing, jet grouting, cutoff walls and composite seepage barriers, compaction grouting, slab jacking, grouting for underground structures, overburden and rock drilling methods, and field monitoring/instrumentation. An on-site field demonstration is also included. Course attendees are eligible to earn 3.5 units of continuing education credit.

For registration and to learn more, visit TxEEE.