Identification & Classification of Bellarine Peninsula Limestone Clay Sites

A Seminar & Excursion to 3 sites on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 (All day)
Mt Moriac Hotel
1115 Princes Highway
Moriac , VIC
Victoria AU

The Bellarine Peninsula has some of the most difficult sites to classify. There are over a dozen distinctly different soil types which have a great range of reactivity. Natural profiles can have "Characteristic Ground Movement" (ys) ranging from 30mm to 100+mm and cut and filled sites can have even higher values. The Limestone clays are at the top end of this range and can be found within 100 metres of similar looking but much lower plasticity clays. During the morning seminar we will discuss the reason for this variation and how to best test them. During the afternoon excursion you will see the various soil profiles and how to distinguish and describe them.


9:15am Introductions
9:30am Dominic Lopes - "Classification systems and why engineers don't like them"
9:45am "Local geology and soil formation" and "Measuring Instability Indices"
11:00am Jason McCloud - "Why are these clays different" and "How can we solve the problem"
12:00pm Discussion and question time
12:30pm LUNCH
1:15pm Field Excursion of problem areas and identification of local soil profiles. We will travel to 3 sites in private transport, you may cheese to return to the Hotel car park or go home directly. Carpooling is encouraged.
3:30pm end  

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Seminar Fees  
Early Bird (until Friday 15th Feb) $180
HEDRA Affiliates $160
HEDRA Gold Affiliates $140
Tertiary Registered Students  $100
Single Registration (non HEDRA) $200