- Civil Engineering Training
- Civil Engineering Principles for non-Civil Engineers: Geotechnical & Foundation Design (1.2 CEUs)
- Course Outline
This course has been designed to enlighten anyone who is not a civil engineer with the basics of Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering. There is no need for a civil engineering background as the civil engineering concepts will not be introduced in depth.
This course deals with basic aspects of modern good practice in geotechnical and foundation design. These include: the importance of both the geological and geotechnical aspects of the ground conditions, simple estimation of bearing capacity, and definition of factors of safety. The settlement analysis and their importance and reliability are discussed, together with a thorough treatment of the design of piled foundations.
The main objective of this workshop is to enable participants to participate efficiently in foundation type selection for different types of civil engineering problems. After completing the course participants should be able to understand the design of shallow and deep foundations and effectively contribute to their understanding of construction procedures. The course philosophy is to improve the participants knowledge about the geotechnical systems. The information is supplied in a simple and systematic way, discussing topics where current knowledge is lacking and more understanding is needed.
Mechanical engineers, Electrical engineers; public works and construction department employees of federal, provincial and municipal governments and engineers responsible for large industrial, commercial or institutional facilities who must deal with different types of foundations; management staff and project managers.
Civil engineering technicians, technologists; junior civil engineers and civil engineers of all levels who are looking to refresh their memory and gain a better understanding of Geotechnical and Foundation Design.
The course will be of interest to a wide range of practising engineers at different stages in their careers. Familiarisation with soil mechanics is not required.
The two-day course will consist of a series of lectures and workshops. A workshop on foundation type selection procedure will be given. Case studies which illustrate the full range of problems are a feature of the course. There will be workshops on bearing capacity, shallow and deep foundation design, settlement analysis. A market review for available foundation construction methodologies and its constructability will be provided.
ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL
Size limits for soils
Weight Volume relationships
Effective stress concept
Shear strength of soils
Purpose of soil exploration
Subsurface exploration program
Exploratory borings in the field
Procedures for sampling soil
Observation of water tables
Vane shear test
Cone penetration test
Preparation of boring logs
Subsoil exploration report
Interpretation of soil parameters for foundation design
Shallow foundation types and foundation level selection
SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS: ULTIMATE BEARING CAPACITY
General bearing capacity equation
Shape, depth, and inclination factors
Effect of soil compressibility
SETTLEMENT PREDICTION FOR SHALLOW AND DEEP FOUNDATION
Stress due to different loaded areas
Elastic settlement based on the theory of elasticity
Settlement of sandy soil: use of strain influence factor
Range of material parameters for computing elastic settlement
Primary consolidation settlement relationships
Consolidation settlement - case history
Settlement due to secondary consolidation
Allowable bearing pressure in sand based on settlement consideration
Presumptive bearing capacity
Tolerable settlement of buildings
Types of deep foundations
Introduction to pile foundations
Pile foundation design
Load on piles
Bearing Capacity of Single Piles in sand
Bearing Capacity of Single Piles in clay
Estimation of pile length
Stresses on Underlying Strata
Pile group design
Installation-test-and factor of safety
Pile installation methods
Factors of safety
Settlements of Pile Groups
Pile Driving Formulas
Negative Skin Friction
Pile design workshop
The definition of capacity of deep foundations
Methods of calculating the axial capacity of piles
Pile driving methods and testing
Construction methods for pile foundations
Pile/shaft response to lateral load
Pile/shaft group behaviour
How to design and select a deep foundation system
Develop the ability to judge when shallow foundations should be considered.
List the failure modes of shallow foundations
Predict the consolidation settlement of shallow foundations on cohesive soils
Identify problematic soils that may be encountered
Better Understanding of construction inspection and performance monitoring of shallow and deep foundations
Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Abdelaziz has served as a senior geotechnical engineer at DST Consulting engineers, Sarafinchin Consulting engineers, Trow Consulting and EBA engineering.
Currently he is adjunct professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 25 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and part time professor at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada, and former senior geotechnical engineer at EBA Engineering, Trow Consulting, Sarafinchin Associates and DST Consulting Engineering.
Dr. Abdelaziz is specialized in numerical modeling for solving sophisticated geotechnical engineering problems with respect to pile foundation and the linear and nonlinear analysis of soil-structure interaction. He designed charts to predict pressures acting on tunnels, and developed analytical model for pile bearing capacity prediction.
Dr. Abdelaziz authored a number of technical papers and delivered numerous internal and external workshops on various geotechnical and Municipal engineering topics. Dr. Abdelaziz has been involved in a number of projects in Canada and overseas, such as tunneling, silos, buildings, retaining structures, siphons, irrigation networks and many other civil engineering projects in terms of design and construction.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a member in different professional societies such as APEGGA, PEO, CGS, CDA, TAC and ABPA. He is also a reviewer for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:
More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.
Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.
If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.
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