Offered once a year, this training is limited to 30 participants. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and last year's class required a waitlist. It is open to anyone who would like to attend, specifically those who are directly responsible for the technical details of identifying and classifying soil samples, or conducting or assisting with geotechnical investigations.
More than 50 percent of the training will be spent working directly with the soils, and class attendees will be able to visually identify soils using the Unified Soils Classification System. Attendees will also leave the training with an understanding of laboratory and field soils testing methods and geological logging.
Reclamation's Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory Group and the Engineering Geology Group of the Technical Service Center are co-sponsoring this year's training. It is led by a team of experienced Reclamation specialists who will lead the largely hands-on training sessions.
The training will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 8 -10 at the Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo. Tuition for the course is $2,100.
In order to register for the course, participants need to submit a payment-registration form. To learn more about the class or get the registration form, please visit: http://on.doi.gov/y2zx6I
Provided by Bureau of Reclamation
This Phys.org Science News Wire page contains a press release issued by an organization mentioned above and is provided to you “as is” with little or no review from Phys.Org staff.