University College London and itmsoil, a UK manufacturing and monitoring services provider are establishing training courses to give practicing engineers a sound understanding of monitoring in civil engineering.
They will also be helpful for clients who want to understand the value of monitoring and how best to procure it; researchers interested in state of the art research and development, and insurance industry professionals working in the Built Environment.
They will be based on the contents of a new book A Guide to Field Instrumentation in Geotechnics written by Dr Richard Bassett, Emeritus Reader in Geotechnics at UCL, who worked extensively with itmsoil to produce his book.
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Dr Bassett, a world-renowned expert in the field of geotechnics, is the course technical consultant. UCL lecturer Raul Fuentes is course director and he has worked with business development manager at itmsoil Nick Slater to organise the sessions.
Monitoring of infrastructure and buildings is paramount to ensure the state of an asset is known throughout its life cycle.
The Continuing Professional Development courses in Performance Monitoring will cover the different techniques available, their limitations, how to specify them and how to communicate the value of monitoring to different stakeholders.
The courses will be held at University College London and at itmsoil headquarters in Uckfield, East Sussex. Bookings are now being taken for September (http://mce-training.com/products/ucl-itmsoil-cpd-course-in-performance-monitoring).