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Field Explorations for Foundations - 3 PDH

Field explorations of existing soil and rock conditions are essential before undertaking design of foundations for buildings and structures. This course introduces you to investigational programs for surface examination including documentary evidence, field reconnaissance, and local experience, as well as preliminary and detailed subsurface exploration.

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Manufacturer: Guyer

Course Outline


1. Investigational programs

2. Soil boring program

3. Field measurements of relative density and consistency

4. Boring logs

5. Groundwater observations

6. In situ load tests

7. Geophysical exploration

8. Borehole surveying

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:

    • Learn about surface and subsurface investigational programs;
    • Learn the methods and techniques used to undertake subsurface exploration by soil borings;
    • Learn how to take field measurements of relative soil density and consistency;
    • Learn the importance of groundwater observations;
    • Learn about techniques for in situ load testing;
    • Learn about the technologies available for geophysical exploration;
    • Learn the important elements of boring logs; and
    • Learn the elements of borehole surveying.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for civil engineers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to methods and techniques for field exploration of existing soil and rock conditions prior to design of foundations for buildings and structures.

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give engineers and other design and construction professionals an introduction to field explorations for foundations on soil and rock.

Course Introduction

This is an introduction to methods, techniques and equipment for undertaking field exploration of soil and rock conditions for design of foundations for buildings and structures.

Course Summary

This course will give you an introduction to field exploration of soil and rock conditions and properties for foundations for buildings and structures.


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