North East Chapter Events



NDA North East Chapter Spring Training Day
Saturday April 27th, 2019

Location: Geosearch, Inc, 11 Chocksett Road, Sterling, Massachusetts

Topics/Focus: Soil and Rock Classification

Hard Hats are required

Presenter: Shawn W. Poff P.G.
Professional Geologist with 20 year of experience on a wide range of both environmental and geotechnical projects. Highly experienced in sub surface investigations throughout New England.
Shawn was the Chief Field Geologist for Hailey and Aldrich, Inc for almost 18 years and is currently working for Terracon Consultants, Inc as the Regional Exploration Manager for the Northeast.

Proposed Agenda:
7:30 AM to 8:15 AM - Registration, Coffee & Donuts, Safety inspection/Safety Awareness Test
8:15 AM to 8:30 AM - Safety Meeting, NDA Presentation and Introductions
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM - Standard Penetration Test and the Importance of Accurate SPT Data
     ASTM D2488 Standard Penetration Test
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM - Classification of Soils/Rock Description and Classification
     ASTM D2488 Visual-Manual Procedure
     ASTM D2487 Unified (lab data)
     Boring Logs
     Brief Geologic History of the Northeast and Current Geologic Conditions
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM - Break
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Hand-on Practice Session Identification of Soil/Rock (in groups)
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch, Question/Answer, Raffles, Door Prizes

Qualifies for Continuing Education credits in New Hampshire

$25.00 members / $35.00 non-members

Vendor Tables: $100, plus a door prize

Sponsorships Available:
Breakfast $500.00 - SOLD
Lunch $1500.00 - SOLD


Thank you to our sponsors!



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