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UPDATE TO 2019 COURSE CALENDAR

We are pleased to release ‘Issue 3’ of our course calendar for 2019, covering mid October to the end of the year with a look ahead to 2020.  The new calendar can be downloaded from here in a list format.

If you are interested in any of the courses, just email us for more information or call to discuss your requirements.   As ever, discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.

Remember too that all courses can be run bespoke for your company if there are sufficient numbers – just call us to see what we could do for you.

 

PREPARATIONS FOR ICE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW IN SPRING 2020

With the application window for the Spring 2020 Professional Review session with the ICE opening in January, those planning to apply will no doubt be planning for it already.  This will include plenty of revision and refresher reading as well as preparing for your interview.

As a long-standing reviewer for the ICE, our Dr Andy Goodwin reminds you of his 6 top tips to help you prepare below:

  • Read your draft Professional Report again and again, and get others to read it too (they will read what it actually says and read between the lines…)
  • Ensure your report addresses all of the required attributes in a well-balanced way; try marking in the margins of a draft which attribute each paragraph relates to and tally them up
  • Practice your presentation, to yourself and others, to ensure when under pressure you stay within the time limit
  • Read through your quarterly reports and other records of your experience, to refresh your memory and identify good examples of how you have achieved each sub-attribute
  • Revise your knowledge and understanding of all things civils related
  • Practice your interview skills

As you prepare you may find some gaps in your understanding, or feel you are in need of some refresher training.  If so, we offer a wide range of courses may assist you.  Our top recommendations are:

  • Two half-day courses on The ICE Professional Review – Overview and Preparation, and The Professional Report, on 15 October (discount for both courses) 
  • Commercial and Contractual Awareness on 19 November
  • Two half-day courses on the CDM Regulations 2015 on 3 December (discount for both courses) 
  • The ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Written Exercise on 10 December

If any of these courses are of interest then please contact us for details or to make a booking.  Equally, if you want to know what other courses may assist you then feel free to contact us.

BACK AGAIN BY DEMAND – EXTRA LIME/CEMENT COURSE IN 2019

Following the success of our courses on lime and cement stabilisation in April and July 2019, we are pleased to announce that it is re-running again on 12 November.  We have booked the splendid Ringwood Hotel and Spa in Chesterfield as previously as the venue has received excellent feedback from past delegates.

The course will be lead again by Dr Paul Beetham.  Early booking is advised as spaces are limited to just 15, and we already have some early registrants!

Details of the course can be obtained by downloading the flyer here.

BACK BY DEMAND – NEW LIME/CEMENT COURSE DATE

Following the success of our course on lime and cement stabilisation on 30 April , we are pleased to announce that in response to demand it is re-running on 15 July at the award winning Ringwood Hotel and Spa in Chesterfield.  Early booking is advised as spaces are limited to just 15!

Lead by Dr Paul Beetham, on its last outing this technically challenging course generated lively discussions from enthusiastic delegates and received very good feedback.

Details of the course can be obtained by downloading the flyer here.

 

SUCCESSFUL LIME/CEMENT COURSE

Our course on lime and cement stabilisation on 30 April was a great success.  Lead by Dr Paul Beetham, it was technically challenging, generated lively discussions from enthusiastic delegates and received very good feedback.  We have already started a waiting list for a re-run in early July so let us know if you would like further information on it.

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Our “Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering” course on 11 April 2019 went really well.  Feedback ratings showed it was rated at least good in all aspects, with 97% of the ratings very good or excellent.   As ever it was a long day, running up to 7.30pm, but the pizza delivery for tea went down well as can be seen below!

 

LIME/CEMENT COURSE NEARLY FULL

Our new course ‘Theory and Practice of Lime and Cement Stabilisation’ is nearly fully booked!  It is running in Chesterfield on 30 April 2019 and has received wide industry attention, for example Britpave have added it to their diary of events here.

We advise booking quickly if you wish to attend this course, more details of which can be found here.  Just call or email us to make a booking.  If you miss it this time rest assured we are looking to add additional dates into the diary as soon as possible.

APRIL NEWSLETTER ISSUED

We are pleased to confirm that our April 2019 newsletter has just been issued.  For those who are not registered on our mailing list, you can download it from here .  You can also opt to join our newsletter mailing list by following this link – it takes only a few seconds.  Rest assured we never pass your information to third parties, as stated in our privacy statement.

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Our next course on 11 April 2019 is on “Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering” and is ideal for engineering geologists new to the field.  It is always popular, not least as it is delivered in a  ‘long-day’ course format so delegates receive 1.5 days of learning with just one day out of the office.  The course runs from 0830 to 1930, and details of it may be downloaded using this link.

The course costs £335 + VAT per delegate – just call or email us to reserve your place on the course.  Note too that discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. 

 

UPDATED 2019 COURSE CALENDAR

We are delighted to release ‘Issue 2’ of our course calendar for 2019.  The new calendar can be downloaded from here in a list format, or from here in a year to view format.  The changes are all in April and May, with amended course dates inserted.

If you are interested in any of the courses, just email us for more information or call to discuss your requirements.   As ever, discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.

Remember too that all courses can be run bespoke for your company if there are sufficient numbers – just call us to see what we could do for you.