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Foundation Design in Permafrost

Online /
Jan 29, 2021 /
Course Code: 0105-WEB21

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Overview

After participating in this lecture you will be able to:

  • Determine the bearing capacity of foundations in frozen ground
  • Estimate potential settlement of different foundation systems
  • Determine proper foundation system for projects in frozen soil

Description
Foundations of structures built in frozen ground pose unique challenges that are different from warmer climates. These challenges include permafrost thawing and frost heave. Thawing can produce large differential settlements while frost heave can produce significant non-uniform uplift force to the foundation. This webinar presents various design techniques that can be used for the design of shallow and pile foundations. Bearing capacity and creep settlement analyses will be discussed for both ice-poor and ice-rich conditions.

All key concepts will be explained and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided.

Course Contents

  • Permafrost basic definitions
  • Strength and deformation characteristics of frozen ground
  • Common foundation types used in permafrost
  • Bearing capacity analysis for both shallow and deep foundations
  • Creep settlement of foundations in frozen soils

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, as well as Geologists, city and public works officials/planners

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


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System Requirements

Training will be delivered via GoToWebinar

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Browser:
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Browser:
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iOS
Device:
iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

Android
OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Instructor

Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D, P.Eng

Mohammad T. Rayhani, PhD., P. Eng., is an associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over 20 years of industrial and research experience in the field of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and has been involved in many engineering projects around the world in foundation design, landfill barrier systems, retaining walls, embankment dams and slope stability. His research mainly focuses on advanced foundation systems, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. 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 member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.



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Fee & Credits

$175 + taxes

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