Upcoming World-Class Grouting Conference in Austin, Texas
The 40th annual short course on Grouting Fundamentals & Current Practice will be hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering from March 4-8, 2019. The event will be attended by professionals worldwide to learn the latest and best in the field of grouting. Since 1979 this unique course on geotechnical grouting materials, methods and applications has educated over 2,000 grouters and filled a wide gap in traditional university education. Although theory and calculations are an integral part of competent grouting work, practical experience is essential to success in the very critical situations grouters are called to fix.
An incredible breadth and depth of subject matter will be covered by a renowned course faculty that included experts from seven countries, many of whom maintain active leadership and membership on the ASCE G-I Grouting Committee. The 2018 course included 70 delegates representing engineering design firms, specialty geotechnical contractors, hydropower facility owners, equipment manufacturers, and material suppliers. As is common, the majority of delegates were from throughout the US and Canada, with significant overseas attendance based on major upcoming geotechnical construction works. The recent course included such delegates from Australia, Albania, Bolivia, Uganda, and throughout Europe.
An integral part of this course is the ½ day Field Demonstration that facilitates direct hands-on learning. The Field Demo included high shear mixing, QC testing of fluid grout, slab jacking, penetration of microfine cement, tube-a-manchette grouting, methods for nondestructive quantification of ground improvement, along with a broad spectrum of grout materials (cementitious, chemical, and cellular).