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The following courses are planned to run in Chesterfield in June 2018. Brief descriptions and costs for each are summarised below for ease of reference: Retaining Walls – Principles and Practice, on 7 June 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate This course aims to develop the abilities of the delegates to understand the principles and practice behind retaining structures, including the design of gravity and embedded walls. Introduction to Structural Design to the Eurocodes, on 14 June 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate The course will review the essential elements of the Eurocodes, including EC0, EC1, EC2 and EC3. It will explore how the codes work and use guided examples to illustrate their application.
Essentials of Project Management, 19 June 2018 REVISED DATE £250 + VAT per delegate Taught from a practical perspective, the course examines what project management is and why it is needed, before introducing delegates to the importance of understanding project financing, contract requirements, and commercial risk. Ground Risk Management for Managers, on 21 June 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate Targeted at project managers and those managing / delivering geotechnical works, the course looks at how ground risk can be managed to enhance project success.
The ICE Professional Review – Overview and Preparation, on 28 June 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate Delivered by an ICE Reviewer, the course will give delegates a rounded view of the review process and provide practical tips on how to prepare your report, and prepare for the interview and written exercise. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details of any course or if you wish to make a booking. Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.
The following courses are planned to run in Chesterfield in May 2018. Brief descriptions and costs for each are summarised below for ease of reference: Shallow Foundations and Settlement – Principles and Practice, 3 May 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate The course will consider how shallow foundations are built and could fail before focusing on bearing capacity, settlement prediction, and design requirements. Mentoring for Engineering Geologists on Geotechnical Engineering, 8 May 2018 £335 + VAT per delegate This ‘long day’ course provides the equivalent of 1.5 days training with just one day out of the office. It covers fundamental soil mechanics concepts before applying the principles to foundations, retaining walls and slopes. ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Written Exercise, 10 May 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate The role of the Written Exercise in the review process will be discussed before examining typical question styles to help delegates understand what a question is looking for. Exercises to plan and discuss answers will be included. Essentials of Project Management, 17 May 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate Taught from a practical perspective, the course examines what project management is and why it is needed, before introducing delegates to the importance of understanding project financing, contract requirements, and commercial risk. CDM 2015 – Thre Years On (half day), on 22 May 2018 £150 + VAT per delegate The course will review the essential elements of CDM 2015 before reflecting on the lessons learned since the Regulations were implemented. Managing and Leading Teams, on 24 May 2018 £250 + VAT per delegate This course is aimed primarily at young staff wanting or needing to develop their understanding of the breadth of management and leadership approaches. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details of any course or if you wish to make a booking. Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.
We have a few spaces remaining on the following courses running in Chesterfield in November 2016.
- Foundations and Building Settlement – Principles & Practice, on 15 November 2016 (£220 + VAT)
- CDM 2015 for Employers and Designers, on 23 November 2016 (£220 + VAT)
As part of our quality processes we have recently audited our course feedback over the last few years. The headline finding was a 94% excellent / very good rating of all the quantitative feedback received for our courses, with a 2:1 bias to excellent. This superb feedback is something we are very proud of, and we aim to keep driving this percentage higher still. Digging deeper into the feedback we found numerous equally positive qualitative feedback comments too, such as:
- “Excellent course! You are a great teacher” (EC7 course, February 2016)
- “I liked the link between geotechnical and structural design” (Bespoke foundation engineering course, November 2015)
- “Very good course – difficult topics made clear and interesting” (Bespoke geotechnical engineering course, October 2015)
- “Great knowledge of subject matter and strong delivery” (Slope stability course, September 2015)
- “Great day – look forward to the next course” (Bespoke mentoring course on geotechnics to engineering geologists, June 2015)
- “Great course given the detailed subject matter” (EC7 course on foundations, March 2015)
The following courses are coming up in the next two months in Chesterfield, which are all designed to be practical and to be of immediate benefit.
- Mentoring for Civil Engineers on Engineering Geology (1.5 days equivalent) on 2 March 2016, costing £295 + VAT per delegate
- Slope Stability – Principles & Practice on 10 March 2016, costing £220 + VAT per delegate
- Earthworks – Principles & Practice on 14 April 2016, costing £220 + VAT per delegate
- CDM 2015 – One Year On, half day course on 18 April 2016 costing £125 + VAT per delegate
We are pleased to announce that our Course Calendar for 2016 is now available for download from here or from the bottom left of our web site pages. You will be pleased to know that:
- prices have been held at 2015 levels;
- discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course;
- more open courses are being offered; and
- a wider geographic spread of course venues is to be used.
Following up on our CDM 2015 briefing sessions earlier in 2015, we recently ran a morning training session for over 40 staff for a major international consultancy in London. Delegates attended the course either in person or joined the course from regional offices via an internet delivery method. The aim of the course was to provide clear information and guidance on the changes to the Regulations and the actions that will be required from Clients, Designers and Contractors to meet them. Due to the bespoke version of the course, specific reference was made to geotechnical and geo-environmental works to suit the needs of the Client. It was very well received and as with all our courses it was backed up by a clear set of notes for future reference. Following the success of this course and its remote delivery, we would be very pleased to work with you or your company to deliver a similar course or any other bespoke training you need to address your business needs. If interested please contact our Andy Goodwin to discuss how we may be able to bespoke a cost-effective course to meet your needs.
We are currently running a bespoke course on foundation engineering for The Coal Authority over two days. We worked with them to design a course that met their specific needs, was tailored for a small group, and which provided excellent value. It includes too information on the new British Standards for retaining walls and foundations. The course has received excellent feedback and it is now being developed further into a new course to be delivered from 2016 onwards. If you have even a small group of people needing training then contact us to discuss how we may be able to bespoke a course to suit your needs whilst making it cost-effective too.
We recently ran a bespoke version of our ever-popular ‘Mentoring on Geotechnics for Engineering Geologists’ course for a major consultancy in one of their regional offices. What was different about that course? By working with them we found a way to deliver it cost-effectively for us both even though they only had two staff needing training. Quality was not compromised, and as ever feedback from the course was excellent. If you have just two or three people needing training then contact us to discuss how we may be able to bespoke a course to suit your needs whilst making it cost-effective too.