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Geotechnical Engineering Workshop - Fundamentals and Applications

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of soil mechanics, and identify issues and challenges
  • Determine appropriate subsurface exploration and laboratory characterization
  • Evaluate construction practices
  • Understand slope stability, pavement sub-grades, and the use of retaining walls
  • Apply your understanding of soil behaviour on your projects where earthworks and foundations are involved

Description:

Engineers responsible for construction work need an understanding of different soils and how they behave. The depth of understanding need not equal that of a geotechnical engineer who must use rigorous mathematics, extensive experience, theory and research in design. However, to be effective the non-geotechnical engineer does need a working understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with a variety of subsoil related problems that they may encounter on engineering projects.

This course is designed for participants to gain a better understanding of soil behaviour and learn from an expert in geotechnical engineering about subsoil problems and their solutions.

Course Outline:

  • Basic soil mechanics concepts
  • Water in soils: permeability & seepage
  • Stress in soil & soil settlement
  • Shear strength of soils
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Foundations
  • Stability of earth slopes

Who Should Attend:

Civil & Structural Engineers • Designers • Construction Engineers • Construction Managers & personnel • Project Engineers & Managers • Technologists & Technicians • Engineering Managers • General Contractors

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SCHEDULED OFFERINGS

This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Calgary, AB
on 4/1/2019

Mississauga, ON
on 4/29/2019

Regina, SK
on 6/3/2019

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COURSE CREDIT

Almost all of EPIC's seminars and webinars offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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