Joint GLWG and QRA Engineering Group Field training course in sedimentology, engineering geology and geohazard significance of glacial and periglacial sediments

Anglesey, The Conway Centre, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DJ

27/10/22 17:00 - 30/10/22 15:00

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The recent update of A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments (Evans and Benn, 2021) follows the Geology Society Special Publication Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglacial Terrains (Griffiths and Martin, 2017) and results in an abundance of...

The recent update of A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments (Evans and Benn, 2021) follows the Geology Society Special Publication Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglacial Terrains (Griffiths and Martin, 2017) and results in an abundance of detail guidance on the sedimentology, engineering geology and geohazard implications of glacial and periglacial sediments. This companion field training course will be jointly delivered by GLWG and the QRA Engineering Group and will elaborate on published guidance with practical field- and laboratory-based exercises led by experts in the field drawn from academia, civil engineering industries and the British Geological Survey.

The course will include: stratigraphic principles; engineering ground models and geohazards; glacial and periglacial process sedimentology and sedimentary structures; sediment description, vertical profile logging, section sketching and core logging; sediment consolidation and shear strength; clast microfabric, shape, lithology and geochemistry; micromorphology and geophysical investigations.

The course is aimed at a broad audience including students, industry geoscience professionals and researchers with backgrounds in geomorphology, sedimentology and engineering geology/geoscience. The course will also benefit established engineering geologists, hydrogeologists and other geoscientists working in formerly glaciated or periglaciated terrains who need greater detail than standard engineering soil and rock descriptions defined by BS5930 (2015).

  • The attendance fee will cover venue hire, transport to sites, accommodation and meals, and a field guide.

  • The cost is estimated and may change depending on the final number of registrations. There will be a maximum of 50 places available.
  • Estimated fee: waged QRA members £300; unwaged QRA members £160; non-QRA members £330; unwaged non-QRA members £190.
  • Registration will close on Friday 22 July 2022 and payment will then be requested.

Please download registration form the QRA Engineering Group’s StoryMap site (see ‘events’) or LinkedIn page: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/fa9e05cacf1a4044a2f5b192f4a1848a

Or contact Paul.Fish@Jacobs.com

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