Geotechnical Exploration and Construction Materials

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Course Number: SEM-C-2030

Length of Course: 2 hours – Several topics can be combined to provide up to an 8 hour seminar session

Seminar Location: This seminar is available for on-site training


In Geotechnical Exploration and Construction Materials, you’ll learn …

Topics

  • The purpose of subsurface investigations
  • The equipment used to obtain soil samples and the testing methods used to obtain information on the physical properties of soils
  • Design considerations and options for foundations
  • The purpose of construction materials testing (CMT)
  • The equipment and methods used for obtaining accurate evaluations of construction materials

Overview

This seminar explains geotechnical subsurface investigations and construction materials testing, which are part of most real estate development projects. You will learn the types of equipment used most often to perform soil borings, as well as how to determine how deep your soil borings should be and which field and laboratory tests to perform. We will also discuss basic foundation design options and design considerations.

In the second half of the seminar, we will discuss construction materials testing (CMT). CMT provides third party independent quality assurance during construction and is often used to meet the “Special Inspection” requirements outlined in various building codes. You will learn the methods and sequence of testing and inspection for a typical development project, from mass earthwork to foundations, concrete placement, structural steel, masonry, and asphalt.

Take away and learning objectives

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The purpose of subsurface investigations
  • The equipment and methods used for soil borings
  • Field sampling, in situ testing, and laboratory testing for a subsurface investigation
  • Foundation types and design criteria for shallow foundations, soil amendment foundations, deep foundations
  • The purpose of construction materials testing
  • The methods and sequence of testing and inspection for a typical development project

Speak to a Representative to Schedule a Seminar

For more information contact:

NORTH AMERICA
Ken Hudspeth, General Manager
Phone 1-877-PDHengineer (1-877-734-3644)
Email: ken.hudspeth@PDHengineer.com