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Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring - 23rd September 2015

As the complexity of geotechnical engineering projects in Hong Kong is increasing, the viability of design methodologies has to be carefully evaluated against the engineering performance of the constructed facilities. Moreover, more and more of these complex projects are being constructed in urban areas, the impacts of such construction on existing facilities can be critical. In particular, the validity of design assumptions has to be evaluated during construction. As a result, the role of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring is becoming more and more important.

However, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring are more than "plug and play". Have you ever wonder how a sensor works? Completely wrong responses could result from a lack of understanding of the working principles of the sensors and/or incorrect installation of the instruments.

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will learn:
  • Objectives and roles of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring

  • Common geotechnical transducers (such as strain gauges, pressure gauges, LVDT, etc.), their working principles and applications

  • Common geotechnical instruments (such as piezometers, tilt meters, inclinometers, electrolevel, extensometer, earth pressure cell, settlement monitoring instruments, crack monitoring instruments etc.) and how they work

  • Importance of sensor calibration

  • Importance of proper installation

  • Advances in instrumentation


Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date:  23rd September 2015, Wednesday (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m)

Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor, The Cityview (城景國際), 23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon (MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit A2)

Cost: $1,580 (include coffee breaks, buffet lunch, course notes and attendance certificate)

Early bird discount: $1,450 for registration completed on or before 9th September 2015.

Registration:  (1) Fill in the reply slip; (2) make a deposit or direct transfer to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001; and (3) email the completed reply slip with the deposit slip or direct transfer receipt to adv.technovation@gmail.com or info@adv-technovation.com


Questions: Please contact Ms Iris Luk at adv.technovation@gmail.com or info@adv-technovation.com

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