During May, the first course was held in SADA, a software application for decision assistance when decontaminating polluted sites. The course was fully booked and among the participants were representatives from both technical consulting firms and academia.
Decontamination of polluted soil is a balancing act between a number of different factors – environmental effects, consequences for those living nearby, economic aspects and risks to the personnel who carry out the work. In Sweden alone, there are approximately 80,000 potentially polluted sites and as the cities become more densely developed and expand, the need increases for knowledge and structured methods for decontamination.
SADA – Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance – is as the name implies, a software application for analysis and decision assistance for soil decontamination that was developed at the University of Tennessee. In Chalmers Professional Education's new course, which is held during three days, the participants receive an introduction to SADA, but also a broader understanding of sustainable decontamination. The course covers collection and processing of data, site analysis, risk assessment and 3D visualization, to mention a few examples. The head instructor for the course is Fredrick G Dolislager, a researcher at the University Of Tennessee.
With the SADA course, Chalmers Professional Education is taking the first step into the new business area Built Environment. Several new courses are forthcoming in architecture (sustainable urban development and housing planning), urban development (Lean building production, energy efficiency measures and management of construction projects) as well as geotechnics (risk management and drinking water systems).
More information about the next course start in SADA and Chalmers Professional Education's new courses within Built Environment will soon be available.