TDI / Griffin Training Course – Construction dewatering: Theory & Practice – Session 1 (Free)
This course is designed to help participants identify if they have a groundwater problem and will cover fundamental theory and provide some basic tools for estimating how much water may need to be pumped, what types of systems can be utilized to remove groundwater and groundwater treatment considerations.
The introduction course is part of a six week training webinar presented by Griffin Dewatering, registrations will be announced soon. See more details on content below.
Session 1: Introduction session: Free – 23rd of June
So, You Think You Have a Groundwater Problem?
Key Steps to identifying if dewatering is required. Information required to assess and design a proper dewatering system.
Typical types of systems utilized.
Presented by Bronson Gerker – Technical Director Griffin Dewatering:
Bronson Gerken, P.G. has been in the dewatering industry for over 9 years and is the Technical Director of the dewatering design department at Griffin Dewatering. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Geology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a licensed geologist in the States of Kansas, Nebraska, California, and Washington.
Bronson has been involved in numerous groundwater control projects across the United States and currently leads a team of geologists and engineers in designing groundwater control systems to meet each of their clients needs. Being in the dewatering industry, Bronson has had the opportunity to be involved with multiple aquifer pumping tests, has become proficient at creating and understanding groundwater modeling, and has come to understand proper water well construction and design.
Feel free to make use of this time zone converter to not miss out on the webinar. Registrations close at 9am (SAST) on the 23rd of June, so please be sure to register before this time.
Course format – full six week training course – to be announced soon
The course will be presented in webinar format online via Zoom. Each weekly webinar will consist of a 2 hour session including a presentation, an interactive training part as well as ample time for Q&A to discuss items with the presenter. In order to receive the certificate of completion at the end of the course, each participant will need to complete at least 5 out of 6 sessions.
Session 2: Theory: Aquifer Hydrology & Dewatering Analysis – 7th of July
Session 3: Construction Dewatering Techniques – 14th of July
Session 4: Dewatering Field Testing – 21st July
Session 5: Temporary Water Treatment– 28th July
Session 6: Pump Design and Selection – 4th of August
The course will be presented by TDI founding member Griffin Dewatering. Griffin Dewatering is a specialized dewatering contractor based in the United States. They have been manufacturing equipment and designing dewatering systems for complex groundwater problems in the construction industry for over 85 years. They are experts in pre-construction analysis, construction dewatering, groundwater treatment and the operation and maintenance of dewatering system. Key staff members including Bronson Gerken (Technical Director), Chris Pechang (Vice President) and Jerry Soto (Vice president) will present in the course. Christoffel Botha (Executive Advisory Council member – TDI) will also facilitate during the training course.