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This training is to improve the practitioners’ technical level on the foundation pile testing and geotechnical engineering testing and monitoring, and to conduct training assessment in the form combining  theoretical explanation with on-site practice. On May 25th, nearly 300 participants from all over the country arrived in Wuhan to sign up for  the training , among whom there were on-site testing personnel, management personnel of testing organizations, teachers from colleges and universities, and regulatory personnel from relevant provinces and cities. Industries from which the participants are from include road transportation, water conservancy and hydropower, industrial and civil construction, railway engineering, and higher education institutions.

All participants came to Wuhan just for the same purpose, that is, to receive raining on foundation pile non-destructive testing technology.

Group photo of the 20th-session participants

Present at the opening ceremony on May 26th were Mr. Du Yongcheng, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, Wuhan Branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ms. Zeng Jing, Researcher and Director Assistant of the Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Personnel and Education Division, Mr. Li Qi, Board Chairman of Wuhan Sinorock Technology Co., Ltd., Vice Chairman of Hubei•Wuhan Nondestructive Testing Society, Director of Acoustical Society of China, Member of Geological Society of China, and Director of Pile Foundation Testing Society, Mr. Liu Minggui, Chief Scientist of Geotechnical Intelligent Testing Instrument, Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Director of Wuhan Sinorock Technology Co., Ltd., and Mr. Wu Xiaomeng, General Manager of Wuhan Sinorock Technology Co., Ltd., Director of Hubei•Wuhan Nondestructive Testing Society, Member of Geological Society of China, and Member of the Pile Foundation Nondestructive Testing Committee. In the opening ceremony speech, all the guests extended warm welcome to the participants of this training, expressed their wish that all of the participants would gain something in the training and this training class would be a complete success.
 
Leaders at the opening ceremony 

Welcome speech from Professor Liu Minggui

Opening speech from General Manager Wu Xiaomeng
 
Since the first training course was held in 2008, Wuhan Sinorock Technology Co., Ltd has been committed to training on construction engineering testing and monitoring. Up to now, it has successfully held 20 national training sessions of foundation pile nondestructive testing, which has won good reputation in the industry. The method combining theoretical teaching, video teaching and practical operation is adopted in this training course. WeChat learning group teaching model was introduced, and all participants were divided into 9 groups by region. The group is equipped with professional teaching assistants and meeting coordinators to facilitate meeting  arrangement  and mutual exchange during the training.
 
In order to deepen the participants’ understanding of the knowledge they have just learned and enhance communication between participants, the meeting affairs group for the first time divided the participants into several groups for interactive learning. Every night, interactive learning activity was held centering on the testing methods just learned which was tested based on specific project cases. The activity took the form of group competition. The group which first gave the answer would be the winner. Each group was equipped with professional assistants to assist the teacher in organizing the activity and grade each group. Three groups eventually stood out and were awarded the title of excellent group of this training course. The teacher presented medals and prizes to them in person at the end of the activity.

Group competition (Honghuang group)


Group competition (Yongshi group)

Presentation of group case analysis
 
The training site is also equipped with the most advanced testing equipment as well as professional technicians. During training, experts are available at the training site to answer participants’ questions so that the participants can better understand the testing technology. Meanwhile, the participants are tested in the form of theory test and hands-on skill test.

Equipment display and consultation

The participants showed great interest in the equipment
 
The theory teaching period is from May 26 to 29. Training courses in this period mainly include basic knowledge of piles, basic theory of stress wave in pile testing , new development of intelligent informationization of pile testing technology, low strain testing  technology of piles, ultrasonic basic knowledge, ultrasonic testing technology, ultrasonic aperture testing technology, static load testing method, foundation load test, basic principle of tensile stress detection, high strain testing  technology and related problems, common tesing methods in pile foundation testing and comparison of engineering examples.

Professor Liu Minggui giving a lecture

Mr. Zhang Qitao lecturing on low-strain testing technology

Professor Zhang Jie teaching basic knowledge about ultrasound


Mr. Zou Yu lecturing on ultrasonic testing technology

Mr. Yang Xin lecturing on static load testing technology

Mr. Wu Xiaomeng making a comparison between high strain testing technology and pile foundation testing method

Mr. Zhou Lu demonstrating video teaching to the participants

After the nearly-one-week training, the participants took the theory test and hands-on skill test. The theory test includes pile integrity test and pile bearing capacity test. The hands-on skill test includes field low strain test and field ultrasonic testing.

Site of theory test

Participants in the exam

Site of hands-on skill test

The six-day training finally came to an end. On the evening of May 31, all the participants attended the closing banquet of this training. At the dinner, participants who stood out in the theory test or the hands-on skill test as well as the group with outstanding performance in the training were awarded. The group which got the highest mark in the interactive learning activity won the award of excellent interacting group, while the group which got the highest average score in WeChat was presented with the best scorer award. They were given trophies and prizes as encouragement.
 
 Award of excellent interacting group
(A group with outstanding performance in the interactive learning activity of the 20th training session)
 

Top scorer award
 (The group which got the highest average score in the theory test or the hands-on skill test in the 20th training session)


The third prize
 (The group which got the highest average score in the theory test or the hands-on skill test in the 20th training session)


The second prize
(The top scorers of four single subjects in the theory test of the 20th training session)


The first prize
(The top scorers of four single subjects in the theory test of the 20th training session)

Wuhan Sinorock Technology looks forward to seeing you again!
 
 
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