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Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Shallow Foundations

Online /
Oct 25, 2023 /
Course Code: 1004-WEB23

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Overview

Note

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 course, you will be able to

  • Determine the bearing capacity of different soils
  • Understand the factors controlling bearing capacity and settlement
  • Understand different factor of safeties in shallow foundation design
  • Estimate the settlement of shallow foundation

Description
The allowable bearing capacity in foundation design considers both failure and settlement of the foundation and provides the maximum pressure the soil can support before failure or excessive settlement. Professionals with responsibility for design and construction of both spread and mat foundation systems need a working understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with shallow foundations design and construction.

This lecture presents basic concepts required for the design of shallow foundation systems and explains how to design and construct a safe and sustainable foundation system.

Outline

  • Shallow foundations versus deep foundation (which one to choose)
  • Ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations
  • Factor of safety for design (ASD versus LRFD method)
  • Settlement analysis for shallow foundations
  • Reporting of bearing capacity and settlement results
  • Recommendations for mat foundations

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
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time


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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

Browser:
IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Browser:
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

iOS
OS: iOS 8 or newer

Android
OS: Android 4.0 or higher

Instructor

Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. M.T. Rayhani, P.Eng., is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and the director of 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. Dr. Rayhani 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 the Province of Ontario.




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$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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