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Event Date: 05/08/2018 - 05/10/2018
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport; 2875 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y7K7, Canada
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The PDCA in collaboration with Pile Dynamics, Inc. will present the Deep Foundation Dynamic Testing and Analysis Course at the Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport; 2875 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y7K7, Canada.  The program will be presented from Tuesday, May 8 through Thursday, May 10, 2018.

The course will have 3 distinct segments.  Interested individuals can register for the one-day seminar - Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis; and/or the two-day workshop - High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing; and/or the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test.  You may select any or all programs.


The One-Day Seminar on Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis will be presented on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  This seminar is designed for Geotechnical, structural and construction engineers; owners, contractors and other professionals involved in the design, construction and specification of deep foundations. 

  • This seminar is suitable for those new to the field of Foundation Testing and Analysis, and includes an overview of non-destructive testing methods (integrity and load testing) and their applications. 
  • It is suitable also for those specifying the testing to gain basic understanding for assessing the results presented in reports. 
  • This seminar is suitable for those needing an understanding of wave equation analysis methods. 
  • Those attending the Workshop that follows this Seminar are strongly encouraged to attend this review of wave equation background materials. 
The Two-Day High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing Workshop will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-10, 2018. This workshop is designed for:
  • Users of the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system and CAPWAP® software interested in sharpening their skills.
  • Engineers, foundation testing professionals, students and professors already familiar with the basic concepts of deep foundation dynamic testing and analysis. 
  • Professionals who desire to have a basic understanding of the dynamic test results being presented to them. 
  • Those interested in taking the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test*       

GRLWEAP Demo License:
  • Attendees are encouraged to use their own GRLWEAP USB key license. If you do not have a license or cannot bring the USB key license with you to follow along, a GRLWEAP 10 demo version will be offered and emailed the week before the Workshop.
A Certificate of Participation documenting the number of hours of instruction (PDH) will be provided. Check with your engineering board of registration for their continuing education requirements.

Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test:
  • At the end of the High Strain Dynamic Testing Workshop, participants may take a multiple choice Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test which will take less than 1-½ hours to complete. The test will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.  The test is designed for those with experience in using the Pile Driving Analyzer® system and CAPWAP to perform High Strain Dynamic Foundation Tests. The best preparation for the test is work experience following an initial PDA training. The workshop will refresh the participant's theoretical background and be a reminder of some important points. 
  • Those taking the test are advised to study "Appendix A" and "Helpful Hints" of the PDA manual, review some of the EXAMPLE data provided with the PDA and read the CAPWAP background material.  An email with the Study Material will be sent out in advance of the test date to help prepare. For more information about the Proficiency Test visit the website: www.PDAProficiencyTest.com
A Certificate of Proficiency in High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing will be awarded to those who pass the test.  The Level indicated on the Certificate is dependent on the score achieved on the test.  Those who do not pass the test will receive full credit of test registration fee to be applied towards retaking the test at the next course.

REFUND POLICY: Cancellations prior to three weeks before the event will receive a 50% refund.  Following this date, there will be no refunds, however name changes are permissible. There will be no transfer of funds to the next course permitted. Early Bird Registration ends Tuesday, April 10, 2018.