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THE PRESENTER - JOHN PRYOR

All training is done by John Pryor. With his personal experience over the past 24 years in 250 golf courses in 26 countries, John is arguably the most qualified person in Asia-Pacific to deliver this training.

John has a passion for Education. Over the past 10 years John has written many articles (often reproduced in magazines) which are freely available on the Hydrogold web site. He presents at many conferences and seminars. Currently he is building the "Hydrogold Water Management Library", a collection of free resources with contributions from all over the world.

WHY TRAINING COURSES?

In a nutshelll... It is cost efficient to Train your Employees.

As an Employer, you have choices:

TRAIN & RETAIN

In my over 20 years experience living and working in Asia, I see distinct differences in attitudes to training.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: "What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?"
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: "What happens if we don't, and they stay?"

Too often, Employers and Employees alike see the cost of training as being a benefit to the Employee, an opportunity for an Employee to learn and then find a better paying job. With such attitudes, Employers are often reluctant to invest in the Employees: "What!, I not only have to pay for their training but I have to pay more to retain them!" The focus needs to be on achieving the highest productivity from your Employees, not paying the lowest salary.

Training should be part of a holistic approach to Employee management. There are many Win-Win situations that Employers can develop. Training is one of them; The Employee does their job better and has higher job satisfaction. The Employer benefits from the higher productivity and a satisfied Employee is more likely to be retained.

TRAINING TOPICS

Training is presented on a wide range of topics. A sample for your consideration...

TOPIC / Sub-TopicDescription
PLANNING
   Project Team SelectionProject Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Irrigation Consultant.
   BudgetsEstimation - Realistic
   RenovationsSpecial Considerations
DESIGN
   Design PhilosophyTechnical Correctness - System must function regardless of budget.
Quality
Influence of Budget
Influence of Golf Course Architect
Total Cost of Ownership - Up-Front Costs, Running Costs, Life of System
   Design ProcessGathering Information
Site Conditions - Flooding, Lightning, Soil,
Ancillary Areas - Landscape, Entry Drives, Clubhouses
Integration - Lake Transfer Systems, Alarm Systems, Aerator Control
Government Regulations, Licenses and Approvals
Consulting - Options
Confirmations with Client
   Water QualitySource - Catchment, Waterways, Underground, Recycled.
Parameters - pH, TDS, EC…
Salt-Tolerant Systems - Corrosion - Leaching
   Basic Irrigation ParametersArea of Coverage
Peak Application
Watering Window
   Sprinkler PlotConsideratoins
Square spacing
Triangular
Tees - Different methods
Fairways
Greens - Supplementary Part-Circle Sprinklers for Greens
Bunkers - Waste Bunkers
Roughs
Overthrow of Lakes, Boundaries and Buildings
   Irrigation Pump StationDetermining the Location - Power Sources - Access
Irrigation Lakes - Evaporation - Seepage - Lining
Intake Types
   MainlineConsiderations for routing - Looping, Buggy Path, Roads, Tunnels
   LateralsDifferent Styles
   Ground StabilityFill Areas, Compaction, Unstructured Soils, Expansive Soils, Ground Freezing, Water Logged Areas
   ValvesTypes: Mainline Isolation Valve, Lateral Isolation Valves, Control Valves, Quick Coupling Valves
Arrangement and Placement
   Hydraulic CalculationsFlow, Pressure, Pressure Losses and Gradeline
Hydraulic Zones for Elevation Differentials - Booster Pump Stations & Pressure Reducing Valves
Computerised Hydraulic Analysis
Net Positive Suction Head
   Water Use CalculationsMethods - Climate - Storage
   Water Balance StudyInflows
Outflows
Storage
   Irrigation Control System Overview
   Computerised Central ControllerLocation
   Satellite SystemsGrouping for Satellites - Running of Cables - Power Scource
   Decoder Systems
   Lightning
   Electric Power RequirementsPump House, Pump Stations, Satellite Grid, Aerators, Computer…
   DocumentationDrawings
Specifications
Bill of Quantities
Contracts
   Standards and ClassesASTM, ISO, BS, JIS, AS… Sch. 40 & 80.
Units of Measurement - Metric, American, British
   CAD DrawingsA Database, Not a Drawing
Rigorous Use of Blocks and Layers
Generation of Bill of Quantities
   Design ChecklistReview
PRODUCTS
   Irrigation Pump StationPump Types
Motors - Methods of Starting - Protection
Variable Frequency Drives, Soft Starts
Different types of arrangements
Fertigation Systems
Electrical Supply - Location - Voltage - kVA - Off-Peak Tariffs
   FiltersScreen, Minimum Orifice, Sand Media, Algae
   Booster Pump Station
   Pressure Reducing Valves
   Fertigation Systems
   Transfer Pump Stations
   Water Feature Pumps
   Control ValvesPressure Reducing, Pressure Sustaining & Pressure Relief Valves
   MainlinesPipe - PVC vs HDPE
Isolation Valves
Air Release Valves - Bridges & In Field
Fittings - Ductile Iron, Cast Iron, Steel, Plastic, Epoxy Coating
Tappings - Tapping Saddles, Service Tees
Bridge Crossings
Road Crossings
Tunnel Crossings
   LateralsPipe - PVC vs HDPE
Isolation Valves - Brass, Bronze, Plastic, Ball, Gate
Remote Control Valves
Quick Coupling Valves
Fittings
   SprinklersUniformity - Distribution Uniformity & Scheduling Coefficient
Operating Pressures, Wind (& Low Angle Nozzles)
Risers - Articulated, O-Ring
   Computerised Central ControllerComputers
Software - Flow Management - Cycle and Soak
Satellites
Decoders
220 V Cables
Communication Cables
Low Voltage (24 V) Cables - Active and Common
Wire Joiners
Earth Connections
Weather Stations
Soil Moisture Sensors
   Construction ProgramInfluence on Design
Irrigation Lake - Construction and Pump Intake Structure
Completion in Phases
Short Construction Periods (typically cold climates)
INSTALLATION
   Construction ProgramWork from Irrigation Pump Station - Contiguous Construction - Water for Irrigation - Power Availability - Product Delivery - Turfing Program
   Temporary WorksPump Stations
Generators
Valves
Terminations - End Caps (and Thrust Blocks)
   Lead time for DeliveryPump Stations, Seasonal Issues, International Issues
   FinancingLetters of Credit - Phasing of Deliveries - Import Duties, Taxes
   Inspection of MaterialsVisual Inspection, Measurements
   Pump StationsLake Construction - Wet Season - Filling of Lake - Silt in Water
Intake Structures
Booster Pump Station
Transfer Pump Station
Water Feature Pump
Fertigation Systems
   Staking in the fieldSprinklers
Mainline
Laterals
Valves
Satellites
   TrenchingHand, Chain-Diggings, Excavators, Vibratory Ploughs
Hard Digging
Mixing of Soil Layers on Excavation
Backfilling - Bedding and Cover
Compaction
   PipeStorage and Handling
Rubber Ring Jointed Pipe (Thrust Blocks & Joint Restraint System)
Solvent Weld Jointed Pipe
HDPE Pipe
   ValvesScour Valves
Air Release Valves
Mainline Tappings
Isolation Valves (Mainline and Lateral)
Quick Coupling Valve - Isolation - Rotation Issues
   Valve BoxesDifferent Types
Vehicle Traffic and Support
Setting to Grade
   SprinklersSwing Joint Risers - Correct Installation
Setting to Grade
   Computerised Central ControllerEarthing and Connection to Field
Satellites
Decoders
220 V Cables
Communication Cables
Joiners
Dry Runs
Other Power Cables - Night Lighting - Power
Earthing
Weather Station
Soil Moisture Sensors - Location - Tyning - Moving
   TestingStatic Pressure Tests
Electrical Tests - Continuity - Insulation
Commissioning of the Irrigation Pump Station
Commissioning of the Irrigation Control System
   Contractual IssuesSubmittings Bids
Alternatives
Special Requirements
Statutory Requirements
Existing Services
Scope of Works - Delineation
Specifications
Products
Documentation - Drawings, Manuals, Testing
Training of Personnel - Both Contractor and Employer
Handover
Defects Liability Period
Variations to Contract - Approvals - In-Field Changes
Damage to Equipment
Liquidated Damages
Final Inspection
   Installation ChecklistsReview Hydrogold's Checklists
MAINTENANCE PHASE
   Soil Moisture ConceptsUnderstanding Plant-Soil-Water Relationships
   Irrigation SchedulingHydraulic Limitations
Flow Management
Deep-Watering Programs
   MaintenanceIrrigation Pump Station
Pipelines
Valves
Sprinklers
Irrigation Control System
   Record KeepingIrrigation Incidents Log - Description, Location and Costs
Water - Quantities - Quality
Rainfall Records
Soil - TDS, pH, Structure - Core Samples
   Planning for a RenovationImportance of Financing

CONTACT US NOW

Contact John Pryor by email or phone now to discuss a program tailored to your particular needs.

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Thank you.