Category Archives: SI

CHANGE OF REGISTERED ADDRESS

As of 1 November 2017 the registered address of both Surepath Training and Surepath Consulting changed to The Hub at Gladstone Buildings, Broadleys, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9JN.

The change follows our move from Tapton Park Innovation Centre to new offices at the registered address in early September 2017.  Any post sent to the old Tapton address will still reach us rest assured.

 

A BUSY SUMMER… ICE MOCK REVIEWS AND MENTORING

Two thousand miles of travel across the UK later, from Aberdeen to London, and Manchester to Cambridge, we are finally settling back down after a very busy summer.

We have had the pleasure of undertaking numerous mock interviews for candidates sitting their ICE Professional Review in the Autumn 2017 or Spring 2018 sessions.  In total, we worked with 14 candidates and we wish all of them the very best of luck.

We also continued to mentor our graduates and assist them to develop their professional skills through supportively questioning them as they discussed their work and explored their learning.  As usual, it was a pleasure working with them and they all rose to the challenge.

If you are in need of mentoring, or need a mentor for your staff, then please contact Andy Goodwin on 01246 807808 or email him at the address below.  Andy will happily talk you through what we could do for you to add value to your existing arrangements and processes, without any obligation.

WE HAVE MOVED…….

After 5 years at Tapton Park Innovation Centre, we are pleased to announce that we have moved a few miles south to take an office in The Hub in Clay Cross.  The new larger office can accommodate visiting tutors and staff, and there are on-site meeting and training rooms too.

Our new address is: The Hub at Gladstone Buildings, Broadleys, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9JN.

We are retaining a presence at Tapton Park to the end of November, which remains our registered address for now.  Any post sent there will still reach us rest assured.

 

COURSES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017

 

We have a range of courses coming up towards the end of the year.  They include:

  • Pile Foundations – Principles and Practice (7 November)
  • CDM for Designers and Clients (14 November)
  • Mentoring for Engineering Geologists on Geotechnical Engineering (21 November)
  • Slope Stability – Principles and Practice (28 November)
  • Introduction to Reinforced Earth (5 December)
  • The ICE Professional Review – Overview and Preparation (7 December)
  • Introduction to Structural Design to the Eurocodes (12 December)
  • Introduction to Structural Steelwork Design to EC3 (date TBC)

Each course is running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. Please call or email us to reserve your place on a 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.

 

COURSES IN OCTOBER 2017

With summer over, and new graduates starting maybe, now is a good time to look at your staff development needs.  We have numerous courses coming up in October, including:

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7, 3 October 2017 (£295 + VAT) 
This course looks at the practical application of EC7 in design using worked examples and discussion sessions.  It provides the equivalent of 1.5 days training in a ‘long day’ format.

Essentials of Project Management, 12 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
Especially useful for those looking to sit their ICE review in 2018 and those new to project management, the course examines what constitutes good practice to deliver a successful project.

Retaining Wall Design – Principles and Practice, 17 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
The analysis, design and performance of gravity and embedded retaining walls will be explored using worked examples and with reference to current design codes.

ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Written Exercise, 19 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
Lead by an experienced ICE reviewer, the course is aimed at those sitting their professional review in 2018. It will explore what makes a good Written Exercise before discussing typical questions.

Each course is running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. Please call or email us to reserve your place on a 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.

 

COURSES IN JULY & AUGUST 2017

The summer holiday season is almost us but there is still time to invest in yourself or your staff with some high quality training.  We have numerous courses coming up in July and August that may be of interest, many of which are designed to be especially useful for those preparing to sit their ICE Professional Review in the Autumn session.  The courses include:

  • Ground Investigation Design to EC7 – The Essentials, half day course on 4 July (£125/delegate)
  • Introduction to Health and Safety Law, day course on 11 July (£220/delegate)
  • Mentoring for Civil Engineers on Engineering Geology, ‘long day’ course (equivalent to 1.5 days training) on 13 July (£295/delegate)
  • The ICE Professional Review – Overview & Preparation, 25 July (£220/delegate)
  • The ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Interview, 8 August (£295/delegate; strict maximum of 4 delegates)
  • Managing and Leading Teams, on 17 August (£220/delegate)

Each course is running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. Please call or email us to reserve your place on a 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.

 

NEW LOGO UNITES TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY!

We have just developed a new logo which incorporates both our training and consultancy arms in a consolidated form.  We hope you like it!

 

 

 

Rest assured that the websites for each part of the business will continue as they are so you can still follow whichever part you are interested in, or both.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want further information on either.

 

COURSES IN MAY 2017

We have numerous courses coming up in May that may be of interest.  They include:

  • Ground risk management for managers on 9 May
  • Essentials of Project Management on 16 May
  • Retaining Wall Design – Principles and Practice on 18 May
  • The ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Written Exercise on 25 May

Each course is running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. Please call or email us to reserve your place on a course.

 

COURSES IN APRIL AND MAY 2017

We have numerous courses coming up in April and May that may be of interest.  They include:

  • CDM 2015 – Two Years On on 25 April
  • Slope Stability – Principles and Practice on 27 April
  • GI design to EC7 on 4 May
  • Ground risk management for managers on 9 May
  • Essentials of Project Management on 16 May
  • Retaining Wall Design – Principles and Practice on 18 May
  • The ICE Professional Review – Preparing for the Written Exercise on 25 May

Each course is running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course. Please call or email us to reserve your place on a course.

 

GI DESIGN TO EC7

EC7 has been here for a decade now and its use in industry is becoming more widespread all the time.  The 2015 update of the Code of Practice for Ground Investigations, BS5930, says GI’s ‘should’ follow the guidance in EC7 on GI quantum.  This coupled with the adoption of EC7 in Building Regulations and NHBC standards means that GI design is potentially set for some significant changes.

To help the industry prepare, we are running again our intensive half day course that aims to address the likely impact of EC7 on ground investigation design.  It will be taught against a background introduction to design practice to EC7, and the requirements for ground characterisation and parametric assessment in particular.  The majority of the course will focus on EC7 design requirements for GI’s, including a design exercise to examine the scale of changes that could be required. The course will introduce also changes to logging and reporting requirements to suit EC7.

This course is running in Chesterfield on 4 May 2017.  Please call or email us to reserve your place on this course, or to discuss running it bespoke for your company or team.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.