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Site Investigation for Geotechnical Design

2 Professional Development Hours


This online course is one in a four part mini-series on Web Series: Foundation Engineering: From Site Investigation to Design. Topics in this series include:

You can save 20% when you enroll for all four webinars in the series.

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

  • Perform site investigation for a typical project
  • Interpret the field test results and estimate soil parameters
  • Determine proper laboratory tests required for your project

Site investigation is generally conducted prior to the start of any construction project to gather crucial information that will influence the design, construction, and environmental assessment of a proposed project. Site investigation could be carried out using both surface site exploration methods (non-intrusive techniques) and subsurface drilling survey (intrusive methods). This webinar presents various site exploration techniques used in a typical site investigation process including geophysical measurements, geotechnical drilling, sampling and field tests.

An overview of selecting proper lab tests for specific site conditions along with geotechnical reporting will also be discussed.

Course Contents

  • Purpose of site investigation
  • Geophysical measurements
  • Geotechnical drilling, bore hole logs
  • Soil sampling techniques
  • Field and laboratory tests
  • Estimating soil parameters from field tests

Who Should Attend
Those who deal with construction related geotechnical engineering issues or need to build background on geotechnical analyses and design including:

  • Civil, environmental and transportation engineers/technicians
  • Geologists, city and public works officials/planners
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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.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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