Earthwork for Foundations - 3 PDH
1. EARTHWORK: EXCAVATION AND PREPARATION FOR FOUNDATIONS
2. BACKFILL OPERATIONS
3. SPECIFICATION PROVISIONS
4. CONSTRUCTION CONTROL
Learn about problems encountered during excavation related to groundwater conditions, slope stability, and adverse weather conditions.
Learn the importance of accurate daily records such as of the quantity of water removed by the dewatering system and of the piezometric levels in the foundation and beneath excavation slopes.
Learn the importance of protection of exposed earthwork materials..
Learn the importance of checking exposed rock by a slaking test.
Learn how to minimize problems associated with the compaction of backfill by following good backfilling procedures.
Learn about open-zone compaction ofcoarse-grained soils that exhibit slight plasticity (clayey sands, silty sands, clayey gravels, and silty gravels) using either sheepsfoot or rubber-tired rollers.
Learn the general rules for lift thickness.
Learn guidelines for earthwork operations in freezing temperatures..
This course is intended for civil and geotechnical engineers and other infrastructure design and construction professionals who want an introduction to earthwork operations for foundations of buildings and other structures.
This course will introduce you to basic considerations when addressing excavation And backfill operations for structure foundations..
Upon completion of this course you will have an understanding of guidelines and approaches to earthwork operations for foundations of structures.