Instrumentation Data Analysis Tips and Tricks

This webinar will focus on how to analyze the data from instrumentation to understand project performance.  It will highlight common errors and misunderstandings to be avoided as well as how to identify concerning data.

30min – Jeff Barrett (Barrett Consulting, Inc.) – Data analysis considerations and overview 
30min – Pierre Choquet (RST) – Piezometer data analysis 
30min – Mike Davis (Stantec) - Manual slope inclinometer data analysis – the finer points, pitfalls, and short-comings.
30min – Panel Discussion – Q/A

Eligible for 2 PDHs

John Hynes, PE

Geotechnical Engineer


Mr. Hynes has 12 years’ experience in project technical leadership and geotechnical analysis and design, instrumentation data collection and analysis, and construction monitoring of heavy civil projects involving hydroelectric powerplants, spillways, earth and rockfill embankments, concrete gravity dams, pumped storage plants, seepage cut-offs, foundation improvements, rock blasting, and excavations. Mr. Hynes’ skills include leadership of multi-discipline teams, preparation of construction drawings and specifications, slope stability and seepage analysis, foundation analysis and design, development of instrumentation monitoring plans, evaluation of instrumentation data, and development and supervision of geotechnical investigations.

Mike Davis

Senior Geotechnical Consultant


With more than 15 years of geotechnical engineering experience, Mike is passionate about the use of technology and enhanced dam monitoring practices that make dam operations and mining projects safer and more sustainable. In his current role, Mike’s primary focus on enhancement of dam safety management systems allows project and client teams to achieve greater efficiency and confidence in making important operational and management decisions. He is best known for geotechnical performance monitoring using discretized sensor networks, automated systems, GIS based inspection and monitoring systems, and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) analysis.

Pierre Choquet

Technical Advisor, Vice-President of Market Development

RST Instruments

Pierre has been involved in the field of Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring for most of his career. He joined RST Instruments in 2007. Pierre graduated in Geological Engineering (Engineering Geology) from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and subsequently obtained a doctorate degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole des Mines de Paris in France. From 1982 to 1993 he was a faculty member at the department of Mining and Metallurgy of Laval University in Quebec City where his specialty was rock mechanics, ground control, and applied geology. Pierre is a member of the ICOLD Technical Committee on Dam Surveillance and is also the Editor of the Instrumentation and Monitoring column of the Canadian Geotechnique magazine.

Jeff Barrett


Barrett Consulting, Inc.

Jeff has over 15 years’ of industry experience including 5 years with an instrumentation manufacturer and 10 years with a global engineering firm.

Jeff holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering as well as a diploma in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Jeff has worked on instrumentation projects for several high profile sites including Boone Dam, Oroville Dam, Samarco Mine, Zelazny Most Tailings Dam, and multiple Canadian oil sands projects. He has also worked on geotechnical analysis and design projects in the dams, mining, and Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) sectors for clients such as Tennessee Valley Authority, US Army Corps of Engineers, Atlantic Gold, Trevali, and Vale.  


On Demand Webinar
Recorded 08/26/2021
Recorded 08/26/2021
2 Questions
PDH Certificate
2.00 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 PDH credits  |  Certificate available