TRB Webinar: When to Use Fully Grouted Piezometer Installations

July 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The fully grouted method of installing piezometers is increasingly popular, but it doesn’t work in every case. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to provide critical information regarding the most effective piezometer installations for the applications at hand. It will focus on which factors to consider when deciding on a fully grouted installation rather than a conventional sand pack type. Presenters will discuss the consequences of selecting the inappropriate methods. They will include case studies to demonstrate some of the difficulties analyzing data and to highlight reasons for what might appear to be erroneous data.  

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Introduction, implementation and application, field examples, and research: Joel Swenson, Barr Engineering
  2. USACE research, installation methods, and case studies: Georgette Hlepas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  3. Coverage in ISO 1674-4 Piezometers: Filters, and measuring negative pore water pressures, Andrew Ridley, Geotechnical Observations Ltd.
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Scott Anderson, BGC Engineering and Tony Simmonds, Geokon

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the most effective way to properly install piezometers
  2. Understand the consequences of inappropriate selection and installation
  3. Analyze collected data

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

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TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.