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Unit / Module

Description

Duration

On-site Supervisor

Junior PDA tester

Senior PDA tester

Engineering Supervisor Reviewer

1*

Introduction to dynamic pile testing for site personnel

1 day

Yes

Yes

Yes

(Yes)

2

Preparation for field testing

1 day

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

3*

Introductory field testing

1½ day

 

Yes

Yes

 

4

Fundamentals of one-dimensional  wave mechanics

1 day

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

5

Case method and soil resistance

½ day

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

6

Construction control

1 day

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

7*

Field testing with interpretation

1½ day

 

 

Yes

 

8

Wave Equation Analysis for prediction of pile driving

1 day

 

 

Yes

(Yes)

9

CAPWAP analysis of dynamic pile testing measurements

2 days

 

 

Yes

 

10

Advanced practice considerations and guidelines

½ day

 

Yes

Yes

(Yes)

11

Trial Exam – Data Acquisition (Part A)

¾hr

 

Yes

Yes

 

12

Trial Exam – Data Interpretation (Part B)

1 hr

 

 

Yes

Yes

Exam

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing Examination

½ day

 

Part A

Parts A & B

Part B

Total days

 

11.5

1

7

11.5

4 – 6.5