A Guide to Pressuremeter Testing: From Site to Design Webinar – Overview

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The AGS webinar on A Guide to Pressuremeter Testing: From Site to Design took place on 10th November 2022 and had over 950 delegates registered to attend.

This webinar included a presentation by Thomas Cragg (Director, Cambridge Insitu Ltd) and Yasmin Byrne (Senior Engineer, Cambridge Insitu Ltd) on ‘A guide to direct strain pressuremeters, from site survey to engineering parameters’, which provided an introduction to direct strain pressuremeters such as those manufactured and used by Cambridge Insitu, a summary of the different types of pressuremeter and how they are deployed in different situations. The talk also explained how testing is carried out and an outline of the theory in which the data analysis is based.

The second presentation was by Ross Thompson (Associate Director, WSP UK Ltd) on ‘Consultant’s view on pressuremeter testing in relation to foundation design’ which gave a brief overview of how various pressuremeter derived parameters have been used in design of foundations, in particular the design of foundations for high rise developments and covered how pressuremeter testing has been used to optimise foundation solutions and a comparison between other methods of testing.

The webinar was chaired by Alex Dent (Associate Director at WSP) and Emma Cronin (Senior Geotechnical Engineer at SOCOTEC UK).

Thank you to In Situ Site Investigation for sponsoring the webinar.

If you missed this webinar, the replay is now live and available for view on the AGS website for free. Click HERE to view the replay.