Foundations: recent developments in analysis and design
3 - 5 June 2015
- Duration: 3 days
- £900 before 3 May 2015
- £1000 after 3 May 2015
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The course builds from our well established foundations series, offered last in 2009. New and substantially updated lectures are presented by a team from Imperial College London and industry, covering key aspects of modern good practice in foundation design.
These include: the importance of geology and geotechnical ground conditions; classical and modern analysis methods for bearing capacity; definition of factors of safety.
Up-to-date settlement analyses and their underlying assumptions and reliability are discussed, together with a thorough treatment of pile design, foundations re-use and other emerging construction technologies such as heat-exchanging thermo-active foundations. Application of new design codes, such as Eurocode 7, is also addressed.
The three day course will consist of lectures presented between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm each day.
Case studies are presented to illustrate the full course curriculum.
Who should attend?
The course will be of interest to a wide range of practising civil engineers, engineering geologists and related professionals, at different stages in their careers. A specialist knowledge of soil mechanics is not required.
Comments from past participants
"This course should be considered as an invaluable part of continued professional training. I would recommend to my fellow engineers."
"Well qualified presenters with effective communication of new and established design principles."
"It is an excellent course, superbly designed. A must for engineers and geologists working in the construction businesses and not having specialist soil mechanics qualifications."