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Academy

Profound offers a wide range of training courses for pile testing and vibration monitoring equipment, as well as for the Profound geotechnical monitoring systems.

With an introduction to the basic principles of the technique, processing and analysing measurement signals, participants will be able further optimise their knowledge and make the most of the equipment. Each course covers both theory and practical applications.

We strive to keep the course materials up to date whereby always the latest equipment and software versions are being used. Specialists and engineers with extensive experience in the field of civil and geotechnical engineering provide the courses.

After attending the course you have a better knowledge of the technique, the product, software and its features. When the course is successfully completed, the participant will receive the Profound Academy Certificate. Besides, participants will receive a syllabus with handouts of the presentations and relevant papers.

The group size is limited to 10 people. To regiser for a course or to receive more information about a customized in-company training, contact us for detailed information: academy@profound.nl

Courses

VIBRA course

You or your colleagues have been working for some time with a vibration monitoring system of the VIBRA-series, but regulations and guidelines are adapted and the materials are developing continuously. Especially for users of the VIBRA or VIBRA+ system we have developed the refresher course “Vibration Monitoring in accordance with DIN 4150 (effects on buildings/persons) with the VIBRA+”.

Place of course: Waddinxveen, the Netherlands or on location
Language: This course will be given in English

Introduction

The main topics of this course are :

  • Theoretical and practical backgrounds of vibration measurements
  • Performing vibration measurements in accordance with the current guidelines and standards
  • Processing of data in accordance with DIN4150-2 and 3

After the course, participants will be able to perform according to the latest guidelines from vibration measurements in a professional manner and to assess whether the measurement was successful.
Make the most of your VIBRA and VIBRA+
During the one-day course various topics will be discussed. You get useful information and tips so you will be able to optimally use your VIBRA/VIBRA+ system.

At the course in our office participants include geotechnical professionals from around the world. During the course, there is plenty of time for discussions and case studies. Of course, a course at any other location can also be arranged.

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VIBRA-series-leaflet

SIT course

The main purpose of the SIT course is to make the most of the pile integrity testing technique and the Profound SIT-series. After an introduction to the basic principles of low strain integrity testing, testing in the field, processing and analysing measurement signals are discussed. Participants will be able to further optimise Sonic Integrity Testing of piles professionally including interpretation of measurement signals.

Place of course: Waddinxveen, the Netherlands or on location
Language: This course will be given in English

Introduction

The main goal of this SIT course is to teach and further train in the use of the Profound SIT-series, in processing and analysing measurement signals including an introduction to the basic principles of low strain integrity testing.

Attendees will be able to perform Sonic Integrity Testing of piles in a professional way making the most of the technique and the system.

Make the most of your SIT

During this one-day SIT course the course instructor will cover the theory behind Sonic Integrity Testing, how to optimally work with the SIT system in full compliance with the main codes, and will discuss interpretation guidelines and reporting on measurement signals.

The SIT course has been fully revised and updated with the new SIT-series. Participants are geotechnical professionals from all around the world. During the course sufficient time will be dedicated for discussions as well as for hands-on application and cases from daily practice.

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SIT-series-leaflet

PDA/DLT course

High strain dynamic tests require special knowledge and experience. Only qualified engineers should directly run the tests and do further interpretation. New users are strongly advised to follow the PDA/DLT training course at the Profound Academy where operation of the system, the theory of PDA/DLT and interpretation of the measurement signals are discussed.

Place of course: Waddinxveen, the Netherlands or on location
Language: This course will be given in English

Introduction

The main goal of this PDA/DLT course is to teach and further train users in preparing and operating the PDA/DLT-system and processing and analysing measurement signals.

After the PDA/DLT course, participants will be able to perform pile driving analysis and dynamic load testing in a professional way making the most of the technique and the system.

Make the most of your PDA/DLT

During this PDA/DLT course the course instructor will cover the theory behind pile driving analysis and dynamic load testing and how to optimally work with the Profound PDA/DLT series. Key points of the course are:

  • Theory/background
  • Software settings
  • Preparations and awareness at the job site
  • Sensor mounting
  • Measurement, data processing and reporting

The PDA/DLT course has been fully revised and updated in conjunction with the new Profound PDA/DLT-series. Participants are geotechnical professionals from all around the world. During the course sufficient time will be dedicated for discussions as well as for hands-on application and cases from daily practice.

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PDA-DLT-leaflet