Training – Level Three
Level Three GeoFluv training takes the student through actual project construction. As the Level Three GeoFluv Training/Coaching takes the user’s GeoFluv design into the field and constructs it to the design, it can include training/coaching for foremen and equipment operators also. How to set construction tolerances, the heavy equipment and operating techniques that have most efficiently constructed the complex landforms, and how to effectively supervise and verify the construction are example topics that have been covered in Level Three Training/Coaching. The time required to attain Level Three depends on the client’s project needs, and the level is attained with successful construction of the project design.
Level Three training is appropriate for those who intend to construct GeoFluv designs and for those, like regulatory staff, who want to learn how to inspect GeoFluv landform designs for meeting design criteria and specifications that will support erosion resistance and long-term sustainable land use.
Decades of experience at constructing the complex slopes and functional channel dimensions that must be integrated correctly has developed cost-effective methods to use heavy equipment to construct these features. At the left, a D-10 bulldozer is being used to construct a meandering stream channel with relatively small dimensions. Below, a bulldozer operator is being coached on how to efficiently construct a slope with complex convex-to-concave profiles.
Regrading the disturbed earth materials is required in any land rehabilitation project. The GeoFluv designs can minimize the earth volumes that need to be moved, and the distance that they need to be moved, to construct the functional rehabilitation landform. When the equipment operators learn the project construction tolerances and are coached on efficient methods to construct the rehabilitation landforms, earth movement and costs can be minimized. GeoFluv projects have been shown to cost less than or equal to traditional reclamation. Savvy operators learn to place the material where it will be needed for reclamation when it is first disturbed to maximize savings.