SOIL CLASSIFICATION SEMINAR
INSTRUCTOR: Amster Howard
A three –day session that teaches participants to classify soil according to the Unified Soil Classification System (ASTM D 2487) using visual and manual techniques (ASTM D 2488). Emphasis is on hands-on learning by working with soil samples representing the various soil classification groups. Over 75 percent of the time is spent with the students working with experienced soil classifiers and geotechnical engineers in practicing the techniques. Lectures include topics on the basics and historical development of the system, problems soils, preparing logs of exploratory holes, and other soil classification systems.
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MCG Geotechnical Engineering can assure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, design and implement site characterizations, perform human health and ecological risk analyses associated with physical and chemical hazards, manage programs through and in all steps of the CERCLA process, and prepare reports and legal documents. Our President, Dr. Mark Gemperline, developed incremental sampling theory for application at environmental sites in 1991 and has since successfully implemented the methodology to characterize many CERCLA and other hazardous waste sites.
MCG Geotechnical Engineering geotechnical services include forensic analyses, slope stability analysis, foundation design, all facets of soil structure interaction evaluation, and laboratory testing. Our staff has over 50 years combined experience in geotechnical engineering, applied geology and other civil engineering fields. Specialties include forensic investigations, site characterizations, slope stability analyses, groundwater and contaminant transport modeling, and determination of the constrained modulus of gravel and crushed rock.
In 2008, MCG began geotechnical laboratory testing to meet the needs of environmental and geotechnical clients. MCG Geotechnical Engineering provides for soil testing using ASTM and/or USBR laboratory procedures. Services include soil classification, soil index properties, permeability, and soil load-deformation tests. The determination of the constrained modulus (Ms) of crushed rock and gravel is a specialty.