Design of Deep Foundations

Regina, Saskatchewan /
Sep 26 - 27, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-0908-2370

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

  • Assess the suitability of various pile types for the different loading and soil conditions
  • Identify the factors affecting both 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 understanding of theories and procedures required to design statically loaded deep foundation systems. The load transfer for different types of piles will be presented and discussed. This includes installation techniques and subsequent effects, load transfer mechanisms and suitability of different pile geometries for various loading and soil conditions. Clear design procedures will be given in this course for piles to withstand compressive, pullout and lateral loads. This includes piles installed in cohesive and cohesionless soils at drained and undrained conditions.

The design of pile groups including load carrying capacity and 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
  • Site investigation for foundation design
  • Design of axially loaded piles
  • Design of laterally loaded piles
  • Design of pile group
  • Pile load testing
  • Special cases and case studies

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

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Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There is a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Day 1

Background and Introduction

  • Pile types and classification
  • Installation techniques and effects
  • Load transfer mechanism

Design of Axially Loaded Piles

  • Single pile compressive and pullout capacity
  • Piles in cohesive and cohesionless soils
  • Drained and undrained conditions
  • Empirical correlations
  • Soil design parameters
  • Axial settlement calculation

Ultimate Limit State Vs Working Stress Design

Day 2

Design of Laterally Loaded Piles

  • Calculation of single pile lateral capacity
  • Piles in cohesive and cohesionless soils
  • Determination of lateral deflection

Design of Pile Group

  • Supporting capacity of axial and laterally loaded pile groups
  • Piles in cohesive and cohesionless soils
  • Axial settlement and lateral deflection of pile groups

Pile Load Testing

  • Compressive, pullout and lateral testing
  • Tests’ setup and procedure
  • Results interpretation

Special Cases

  • Negative skin friction
  • Tapered, battered and H-piles


Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D, P.Eng

Mohammad is an associate professor of Geotechnical Engineering and director of the Geo-engineering Research Group at Carleton University.

He has over a decade of experience in research, teaching and engineering consulting, and has collaborated extensively with industry leaders worldwide. He has received research grants from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Transport Canada, and other funding agencies. He has presented short courses, seminars, and guest lectures on various topics related to frontier research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, and other countries.

He holds a Ph.D. degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a registered professional engineer in Ontario.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza
2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 0S3

DoubleTree by Hilton Regina
1975 Broad St
Regina SK  S4P 1Y2

Double Tree by Hilton Regina
1975 Broad St,
Regina SK  S4P 1Y2

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate
3830 East Gate Drive
Regina SK  S4Z 1A5

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after August 16, 2019:

$1695 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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