This course addresses the selection, cost, design, construction, and monitoring of ground improvement methods for problematic soils and rock. Ground improvement methods covered include wick drains, micropiles, lightweight fill materials, soil nailing, mechanically stabilized slopes and walls, grouting, stone columns, dynamic compaction, and soil mixing.

Course prerequisites: 

560.330 Foundation Design or equivalent and 565.475 Advanced Soil Mechanics. 560.330 is offered through the full-time Civil Engineering Department.

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