Geotechnical In-situ Testing

(29th June 2022)

The one-day CPD course will be delivered on the web using Zoom.

The design and construction of geotechnical infrastructures require a good knowledge of the mechanical behavior of geologic materials and their spatial variability. Such information can be obtained from a properly planned and executed site investigation program including laboratory tests and in-situ tests. The two methodologies are very much complementary to each other rather than competing. However, in-situ tests can often be preferable to laboratory tests because of their important advantages such as cost effectiveness, efficiency, the ability to assess the geologic materials in their natural environment, and the possibility to estimate the spatial variability of the natural deposits.

This one-day Web-CPD course will cover the basic concepts of commonly encountered in-situ tests with application examples including the standard penetration test (SPT), cone penetration test (CPT), vane shear test (VST), pressuremeter test (PMT), dilatometer test (DMT) and stepped blade test, borehole shear test (BST), impression packer survey, point load test, in-situ hydraulic conductivity measurements, plate load test, different full-scale tests on load-carrying capacity of piles, field control of compaction, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test etc.

Instructor: Ir Dr. Albert T. Yeung

Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date: 29nd June 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m)

Venue: Your comfortable office or home.

Cost: $1,350 (include an e-copy of course notes and an e-Certificate of Attendance)

Early bird discount: $1,150 for registration completed on or before 22nd June 2022.

Methods of Payment:

  1. A deposit to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001 and get a receipt;

  2. FPS 3116993 and take a screen capture; or

  3. An e-cheque payable to "Advanced Technovation Limited".


  1. register online using the online application form below and submit the image of the receipt or screen capture, or an e-cheque; or

  2. Download and fill in the hardcopy application form and email the completed application form with the receipt, screen capture or e-cheque to

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