EASC 472: Site Investigations


Site mapping; Test pit excavations and Logs; Borehole layout; Drilling methods and equipment: Wash borings; Rotary and percussion drilling in Soils; Auger Borings; Disturbed and Undisturbed sampling; In-situ tests: Shear vane tests; Standard Penetration Tests (SPT); Dynamic Cone Penetration Tests (DCPT); Static Cone Penetration Tests (STPT); Plate Loading Tests; Exploratory drifts and tunnels; Logs of Core Borings; Water sampling: Installation of piezometers. Application of geophysical surveys in site investigations. Interpretation of geophysical survey results and implications on engineering geological problems. Site investigation reports. Case studies; Field work (8 days)