The 40th International Grouting Fundamentals course was held at the Engineering Education and Research Centre at the University of Texas. Dr Mothersille shared the stage with established grouting experts including the world-renowned Mr Jim Warner who is still actively lecturing at 87 years old! In addition, to covering the theory and application of grouted anchor systems in soils and weak rocks, Dr Mothersille also presented the key features of AnchorTest, the innovative real-time data management software that has massively optimised the mandatory anchor testing process.
Special thanks are due to Dr Donald Bruce who donated 10 minutes of this own talk time to allow Dr Mothersille to deliver a more effective presentation with a substantial case study.
Dr Mothersille sets up presentation before the audience arrives
Dr Donald Bruce describes small hole drill methods and techniques
Mr Jim Warner addresses the audience and is still going strong at 87 years old!
As the UK representative on committee TC 250/WG3/TG5: Anchors, Dr Devon Mothersille attended a two day meeting with nine other European colleagues in Brussels. The meeting was hosted by Convener Mr Noel Huybrechts at the headquarters of Belgian Building Research Institute.
The clauses related to anchor design within Eurocode 7 (EC7) are currently undergoing the obligatory 5 year review. Even at this relatively early stage in the process special congratulations should be given to the efforts of EC7-3, Project Team 5 member, Mr Klaus Dietz, for his analysis and descriptions of the various approaches to anchored structure design adopted across Europe.
The meeting was both intense and demanding but resulted in positive consensus on a number of issues and this should serve to create an improved document.
TG5 Convenor Mr Noel Huybrechts describes crucial dimensions within the fixed anchor location and how they are defined within EC7-3
From left to right: Ms Alexandra Ene (Romania), Mr Adriaan Van Seters (Netherlands), Mr Klaus Dietz (Germany) and Mr Arne Schram Simonsen (Norway)