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Design of Deep Foundations

14 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Assess the suitability of the different pile types for the different loading and soil conditions
  • Identify the factors affecting the axial and lateral performance of piles
  • Determine the axial and lateral capacities and deflections of single piles and pile groups in cohesive and cohesionless soils
  • Understand the axial and lateral pile load tests, including the test setups and the loading procedures
  • Interpret pile load test results

This course is intended to develop an understanding of the theories and procedures required to design statically loaded deep foundation systems. The different types of piles will be discussed. This includes the installation techniques and subsequent effects, the load transfer mechanisms and the suitability of varying pile geometries for the different loading and soil conditions. Clear design procedures will be given in this course for piles to withstand compressively, pullout and lateral loads. This includes piles installed in cohesive and cohesionless soils at drained and undrained conditions.

The design of pile groups, including the carrying capacity of pile groups and the resulting axial and lateral deflections, will also be covered. Pile load testing procedures will also be discussed where the different test setups, regimes and interpretation techniques will be presented. Finally, special design cases and practical design implications will be discussed.

Course Outline:

  • Background and introduction
  • Design of axially loaded piles
  • Design of laterally loaded piles
  • Design of pile group
  • Pile load testing
  • Special cases

Who Should Attend:
Geotechnical Engineers • Project Engineers • Consulting Engineers • Technicians intending to expand their knowledge of deep foundations

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 12/5/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses 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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