Course Summary & Description:
The material detailed in this course was prepared to assist design professionals assess the soil bearing capacity necessary for the design, construction and inspection of foundations.
The ability to properly evaluate the soil bearing capacity of a proposed structure is a critical step of the initial design of any structure. It is an essential category for the designer since it provides an extensive understanding of failure limits and the necessary remediation required to prevent excessive settlements for in-situ soil types. This course not only provides guidance for evaluating bearing capacity of residential and retail facilities but also details towers, water tanks, fills, embankments and dams. In addition, the course provides the user the ability to examine the impact of different soil type and its effect on the design of shallow and deep foundations.
The course is subdivided into several subsections in a sequential format that provides the user the ability to analyze all key components required to confidently produce design documentation for foundation systems. At the completion of this course the user will address at a minimum the following course objectives: