First Steps -Digital Data for Engineering, an introduction to the AGS Format

Course Location Building Research Establishment (BRE) Watford, North of London
Cost £265
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider First Steps Ltd
Available dates for this course

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FIRST STEPS - DIGITAL DATA FOR ENGINEERING, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AGS FORMAT

ONE DAY COURSE FOR ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

COURSE OUTLINE

A 1 day hands-on course for those who use digital data according to the AGS format and for those who wish to use this format, which illustrates not only how to present data but also how information of geotechnical relevance can be obtain from the data presented.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All those responsible for logging borehole records and laboratory results, as well as those who read these documents and use them for constructing geotechnical models, as input for design, and as a basis for analysis.

COURSE STRUCTURE

9.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.15 – 9.30 Introduction to the day

9.30 Session 1
Introduction to Digital data
Concept of data rather than information
Data base structure – flat files/ relational data base
Geotechnical data structure
Data Dictionary
AGS as a transfer format, not a database
AGS data structure
Golden Rule – “Enter Once and Get someone else to enter the data”

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee

10.30 – 11.30 Practical – create a data dictionary

11.30 Session 2a
Creating AGS data
Recording data
Structure of AGS data
Formating data into AGS data dictionary

12.15 – 13.00 Practical – from borehole log to AGS data (excel spreadsheet)
Practical – from lab test results to AGS data (excel spreadsheet)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 2b
Transfer format – commas and quotes
Practical – Excel spreadsheet to AGS format

15.00- 15.15 Tea

15.15 Session 3
Using AGS data
Extracting the data
Checking the data
Validation
Verification
Archive
Units
Practical - Using the data

16.15 Session 4
Data in the geotechnical office
DIGGS
Commercial applications
Software demonstration
Graphs – logs – sections
Creating Design parameters for EC7

17.00 General discussion and questions

LOCATION, COST AND DATE

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BOOKING DETAILS
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Ranelagh Gardens
SW6 3PA
United Kingdom
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Telephone: 0207 736 6889