ADSC Slurry School & Field Demo
November 7-9, 2017
ADSC Slurry School is designed for personnel that are involved in the construction, design, and inspection of drilled shaft foundations. This course will provide insights and practical information about the theory, chemistry, and technology of constructing foundations using the slurry method of drilling. Useful information will be presented on the history and development of slurry drilling and the principal advantages of various types of slurry materials, construction techniques and testing. This School is an ADSC Members Only Benefit.
Tuesday November 7
2:00pm Registration & Welcome
3:00pm Introduction of Presenters and Participants
3:30pm Introduction to History of Mineral & Polymer Slurry, How it Works
4:30pm Construction Considerations, Soil Conditions, Ground Water, Basics for a Quality Pile
5:30pm Drilling Rigs & Drilling Tools with Various Applications in Drilling with Slurry
6:15pm Safety Considerations on the Drilling Site
Wednesday November 8
7:45am Mineral Slurry: When & Why to use, How it works, Re-use, Testing, Problems, Consequences & Solutions, Disposal
8:30am Case Study 1: Drilling with Polymer Slurry
9:00am Introduction to Polymer Slurry: Basics for a Quality Pile
10:15am The Slurry Process: Step by Step
10:45am Case Study 2: Drilling with Polymer Slurry
11:15pm Polymer Slurry Specifics
1:00pm Sonic Calipers Specifics: What Information is Provided & Recommendations
1:30pm Polymer Slurry: Critical Elements – Questions & Answers
2:00pm NDE Testing: Types, Problems, False Positives, Remediation
2:45pm Producing a Clean Shaft, Slurry Test Procedures – Demonstrations
3:30pm Drilling Shafts Under Slurry Conclusion
4:30pm Panel Discussion/Questions
5:00pm Evening Free
Thursday November 9
7:30am Shuttle to the Field Site: R.W. Harris, Inc., Clearwater, FL
7:30am-1:00pm Demonstration and Lunch
(hard hats, glasses & boots required)
HOTEL & TRAVEL
Hotel: All reservations will be made by ADSC. The St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater is located at 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33716. The hotel does have a complimentary airport shuttle from both the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International and Tampa International Airports. This hotel is a non-smoking facility. Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 12:00noon. Reservations will be made by ADSC for arrival on Tuesday, November 7 and departure on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Please indicate if you need to arrive early or stay an extra day. Additional night(s) rate is $180 per night including tax. Should attendee require early arrival or late departure day, this cost is not covered under the registration fee.
Air: The nearest airport is the Clearwater Airport (code PIE) and is approximately two miles/time from hotel. Tampa International Airport (code TPA) is approximately 12 miles from the hotel.
Parking: Parking at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater is complimentary.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This school is for ADSC Members only. You will receive a confirmation by email after your registration is processed. Attendees are responsible for air, and transportation to/from the airport.
Registration for Slurry is $2295 and includes:
- Course Materials
- Orientation/Welcome Social/Introduction to Safety
- Breakfasts, Lunches, and Breaks
- Hotel Room/Tax for Two Nights
- Shuttle to/from Field Demonstration
- Evening meals are not included
The following forms must be received by Friday, October 6. Please submit all forms to Jan Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
❏ Brief Resume
❏ Copy of your Company’s Worker’s Compensation
❏ Signed Waiver of Subrogation
❏ Certificate of Liability Insurance Listing ADSC as additional Insured
Applicant transfers and substitutions may be made until October 6, 2017. Prior to Friday, October 6, 2017, refunds will be considered only if the attendee’s place in the class can be filled by another candidate. No refunds will be issued after Friday, October 6, 2017.
Business casual for classroom. IMPORTANT: For the Field Day, please dress appropriately – Be sure to bring:
- Safety Glasses
- Field Boots