2016 May, Arboriculture Spring Training Programs

/2016 May, Arboriculture Spring Training Programs
2016 May, Arboriculture Spring Training Programs 2018-09-05T19:10:51+08:00

Inside, Outside & Beyond TRAQ

From Wood Anatomy to Tree Biomechanics & Technical Tree Safety Inspection

(Become a Certified RESISTOGRAPH Tree Expert)

with Frank Rinn, Rinntech and Bodo & Tobias Siegert, ITEG: Independent Tree Experts Group, Germany

May 10-15, 2016, Hong Kong

7 CEUs will be awarded for each day of attendance.

The Institute of Arboriculture Studies Hong Kong has long been committed to bringing high-quality educators and serious educational programs to Hong Kong… and now IASHK has a dedicated space as a training home in Fotan – the  IASHK Space.  The following training programs are available this May, 2016…

Lectures, Workshops & Certification Exam

List of May Seminars

  1. 10/5/2016 Workshop: Level III Tree Risk Assessment – Micro-Drilling, Tomography, & Mobile Software Apps with Frank Rinn
  2. 11/5/2016 Workshop: Understanding Wood Anatomy & Biomechanics for Tree Inspection with Frank Rinn
  3. 12/5/2016 Lecture/Practical: Resistograph Expert Advanced Level Training with Frank Rinn
  4. 13/5/2016 Course & Exam: CRTE: Certified Resistograph-Tree Expert (theory, readings analysis, & examination) with Frank Rinn
  5. 14/5/2016 Biomechanics in Field Forensics; Arboradix, AirSpade, Ground Penetrating Radar, & Static-Pulling Test with Bodo Siegert & Tobias Siegert
  6. 15/5/2016 Training-Workshop: Tree Stability Evaluation Training (TSE) with Bodo Siegert & Tobias Siegert

Please review the below details for each seminar.  The Pricing Table is listed at the bottom of the page along with Registration Options.  Also please note early registration discounts and ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member discounts are available.

Frank Rinn

Frank Rinn, inventor of the RESISTOGRAPH® and ARBOTOM® is world famous as an instructor on tree inspection and can help to make you a more expert arborist. Frank owns RINNTECH, a company that develops equipment for dendrochronology, tree and timber inspection since 1988.
Frank invented and developed different methods, machines, and computer programs for various applications in tree-ring analysis, dendrochronology, tree, and timber inspection, such as resistance drilling, sonic tree tomography & root-plate detection, as well as wood surface density analysis. He was granted several national and international patents and trademarks such as on high resolution and high-precision resistance drilling (RESISTOGRAPH®) and sonic tomography (ARBOTOM®). For his inventions and developments, he received several research and innovation awards (1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2004, and 2012). Besides managing RINNTECH (manufacturing, selling, and training), Frank also works as a court registered expert, inspecting trees and timber (structures). In addition, he lectures and has published several dozen papers on various topics.
Since 2001, he serves as voluntary Executive Director of ISA Germany and is on the ISA Tree-Risk Panel of Experts and contributes to the corresponding BMP. From 2011 to 2013 he served on the ISA Board of Directors.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED to ensure high-quality and hands-on experience, so register today!

Workshop: Level III Tree Risk Assessment – Micro-Drilling, Tomography, & Mobile Software Apps

  • Educator: Frank Rinn
  • Location: The IASHK SpaceResistograph
  • Date: 10/5/2016, Tuesday
  • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
  • Maximum Attendees: 50 seats available
  • Availability: Anyone can attend, no prerequisites
  • Course Fee: HK$1,290 per person
    • Early Registration Discount: to HK$1,160 until April 15
    • ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member Discount: to HK$1,050 until April 15 (you must include your member number when registering)
    • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
    • Additional Discount: Further discounted when combined with other days
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    ArborMech Software

    Description: Basics and principles of tree stability are shown and concepts for diagnostic analysis and evaluation are practically applied & trained. This is a more general training which includes content for both those who are more advanced and those whom are new to advanced tree inspection instruments. Some aspects of interpreting the readings will be included. Mobile App will be provided and practiced. Rinntech mobile apps are mainly designed for tree risk assessors who have a level of responsibility which requires the collection of data and practical results based on measurable scientific analysis. This can simplify the work of assessment and place the burden of measurable inputs

  • Added Bonus: HK$1500 VALUE, everyone registering the Day 1 Advanced Tree Inspection with Micro-Drilling Device & Tomograph will receive an ArboMech-software licence (WIN, ANDROID, or MacOSX). View details about the software here. This software allows to determine how strong a cross-section is weakened by a defect and this can be done on a PC/Notebook, tablet, or smartphone.

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Workshop: Understanding Wood Anatomy & Biomechanics for Tree Inspection

arwilo software

Arwilo Software for Phone/Tablet

  • Location: The IASHK Space
  • Date: 11/5/2016,
  • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
  • Maximum Attendees: 50 seats available
  • Availability: Anyone can attend, no prerequisites
  • Course Fee: HK$1,290 per person
    • Early Registration Discount: to HK$1,160 until April 15
    • ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member Discount: to HK$1,050 until April 15 (you must include your member number when registering)
    • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
    • Additional Discount: Further discounted when combined with other days
  • Description: Stability of trees (stem, branches) and the load they are facing depend on wood anatomical properties and other factors. Together they determine the safety as to be determined by the arborist expert. Rinntech mobile apps are mainly designed for tree risk assessors who have a level of responsibility which requires the collection of data and practical results based on measurable scientific analysis. This can simplify the work of assessment and place the burden of measurable inputs.
  • Added Bonus: HK$1500 VALUE Everyone registering for the Day 2 Understanding Wood Anatomy & Tree-Biomechanics for Safety Inspection will receive an ArWiLo Software licence (WIN, ANDROID, or MacOSX). Click here to view more about this software. This software allows to determine the impact of pruning on wind-load reduction and this can be done on a PC/Notebook, tablet, or smartphone.
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    resistograph2Lecture/Practical: Resistograph Expert Advanced Level Training

    • Educator: Frank Rinn
    • Location: The IASHK Space
    • Date: 12/5/2016,
    • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
    • Maximum Attendees: 30 seats available
    • Availability: Open for anyone to attend.  Priority will be given to those registering for the FULL CRTE: Certified Resistograph Tree Expert course and exam
    • Course Fee: HK$1,290 per person
      • Early Registration Discount: to HK$1,160 until April 15
      • ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member Discount: to HK$1,050 until April 15 (you must include your member number when registering)
      • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
      • Additional Discount: Further discounted when combined with other days
    • Description: The RESISTOGRAPH® is one of the most important technical diagnostic tools for tree safety inspection: basics and principles of the method + practical application at the tree. Discussion of practical case studies (attendees can bring their own device, case studies, and questions.

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    Course & Exam: CRTE: Certified Resistograph-Tree Expert (theory, readings analysis, & examination)

    • Educator: Frank RinnCRTE Certified Resistograph Tree Expert
    • Location: The IASHK Space
    • Date: 13/5/2016, Friday (also must register for 11-12/5 to attend)
    • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
    • Maximum Attendees: 20 seats available
    • Availability: Limited to the following requirements:
      • must first attend “Understanding Wood Anatomy and Tree-Biomechanics as related to Safety Inspection” and Resistograph Expert Training
      • must be a Certified Arborist in good standing
      • must have documentary proof of attendance of 2 days in a Tree Risk Assessment training course.
    • Course Fee: HK$3,390 per person
      • Early Registration Discount: to HK$3,000 until April 15
      • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
      • Additional Discount: Further discounted when combined with other day
    • Description:For obtaining the credential “Certified RESISTOGRAPH® Tree Expert” a theoretical and practical exam has to be passed; Rinntech®-IASHK™ credential will be awarded.
    • Added Bonus: Everyone registering for the CRTE Course & Exam will receive both the ArboMech Software licence and the ArWiLo Software licence (WIN, ANDROID, or MacOSX). (HK$3000 value).

    TSE Workshops

    Bodo SiegertBodo Siegert is a court-certified expert in tree care and tree statics in Nuremberg, Germany (www.sv-siegert.de). Head of the German association for arboriculture, work at height and ecology (BAHÖ e.V.), Bodo is involved in various national and international committees to develop urban tree care rules and regulations ensuring corresponding quality assurance. Focused on the continuous improvement of tree security examination, he established the Independent Tree Expert Group (ITEG), a network of international tree care experts pursuing an integrated tree assessment approach. He teaches at the Nuremberg School of Arborist Training for tree inspectors and experts in tree care and tree statics.

     

    Tobias SiegertTobias Siegert is the COO of the Freetree, supplier and equipment manufacturer for tree care, tree examination and work at heights products in Germany. Beneath his studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Erlangen, he developed TSE Tree Stability Evaluation, a software application that calculates pulling test sensor data for tree stability and security evaluation. Together with Bodo Siegert, Tobias is heading the Independent Tree Expert Group (ITEG). He teaches tree care experts for integrated tree statics examination, with special focus on pulling tests.

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    Workshop: Practical Biomechanics in Field Forensics; Arboradix, AirSpade, Ground Penetrating Radar, & Static-Pulling TestGPR

    • Educators: Bodo Siegert & Tobias Siegert
    • Location: To be announced
    • Date: 14/5/2016, Saturday
    • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
    • Maximum Attendees: first 60 people to sign up
    • Availability: Open for anyone to attend.
    • Course Fee: HK$690 per person
      • Early Registration Discount: to HK$590 until April 15
      • ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member Discount: to HK$490 until April 15 (you must include your member number when registering)
      • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
    • Description: This will be an in-field at tree practical workshop in which the goal is to perform a number of applications on the tree structure above and below ground.

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    IMG_4605IMG_4609Training-Workshop: Tree Stability Evaluation Training (TSE)

    • Educators: Bodo Siegert & Tobias Siegert
    • Location: To be announced
    • Date: 15/5/2016, Sunday
    • Time: 9am to 5:30pm
    • Maximum Attendees: 30 seats available
    • Availability:This Workshop is available for all attendees who participated at this previous workshop as it builds on the contents of the Workshop Practical Biomechanics in Field Forensics OR have previously attended another tree pulling or tree statics workshop.  Please send documentary proof with registration.
    • Course Fee: HK$1,290 per person
      • Early Registration Discount: to HK$1,160 until April 15
      • ISA Hong Kong Chapter Member Discount: to HK$1,050 until April 15 (you must include your member number when registering)
      • Group Discount: 5% discount for groups of 5 registering from the same company/department/organisation.
    • Description: Tree Stability Evaluation (TSE) is a calculation programme for evaluation of stability and safety against fracture of trees by means of pulling tests. With the help of the TSE calculation programme the sensor-measured data collected from the pulling test are calculated in relation to the estimated wind load in order to obtain safety-related information about the respective tree. TSE combines a transparent calculation procedure with clear user navigation and thus reduces complexity of evaluation of the measured data in tensile tests for detailed examinations of trees.

    This workshop gives theoretical and practical insights into static pulling tests and data calculation with TSE software to evaluate trees’ stability against uprooting and safety against fracture.

    For an outline of the Instructional Training find details at: http://iteg-network.com/en/tse-tree-stability-evaluation/tse-highlights

    Those who choose to order a tree-pulling device will receive the additional benefit TSE provides for its users:

    • Intensive user training
    • Annual security training
    • E-Mail user support
    • A VALUE-ADDED BONUS IS A 3 MONTH ITEG LICENSE FOR ALL WHO ATTEND.

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    Location:

    The IASHK Space – (location and directions are listed on the page).  Outdoor field work location will be announced later.

    Pricing Table

    Pricing Table

     

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