Course Location Location to be confirmed, possibly London area
Cost £265
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider First Steps Ltd
Available dates for this course

Please contact First Steps Ltd directly for a current list of course dates

Course content
A one day course providing instruction in the interpretation and use of geological maps, their integration with topographical maps and the data that can be extracted from them for desk study purposes, combined with the interpretation of borehole logs from the area covered by the map.

About the course
Maps and borehole logs are amongst the most common forms of data available to those working in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. Confidence with their interpretation is essential and offers great benefits to those who can practice these skills safely. This course will enable you to assess your strengths and weaknesses in this work and assist you in improving your writing of reports based on such data. Over half the day will involve you practicing the skills you need – map reading, section drawing, BH log interpretation and report writing.


09.00 - 09.15 Registration
09.15 – 10.30 Map interpretation; introduction & exercises
10.30 – 10.45 Tea & coffee
10.45 – 12.00 Section drawing; introduction & exercises
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Report writing; introduction & exercise based on morning’s work
14.00 – 15.00 Interpretation of BH logs; introduction & exercises with 15.00 – 15.15 Tea & coffee
15.15 – 17.00 Report writing incorporating BH logs
17.00 End of class

Location Either West London SW6 or Watford, depending on numbers

Course date: Please see web site for dates


This course will take place either at the BRE in Garston, North of London (Details on how to get to the BRE site can be found under


The cost of this course is £250 per person plus VAT. Course fee due before course date.

Booking details

Please contact Christine Butenuth at First Steps Ltd. to book this course by email info@ or telephone 0207 589 7394.

For other courses please visit our website at under courses and training.

Course Presenter

Dr. Michael de Freitas CGeol

Unit 17 Hurlingham Studios
Ranelagh Gardens
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0207 736 6889