The course covers performance requirements and review of soil mechanics, laboratory testing, latest subsurface investigation and in situ testing methods as they relate to foundation design; bearing capacity and settlements of shallow foundations; design and construction of rammed aggregate piers; design and construction of driven and drilled deep foundations; axial and lateral capacity and settlement of deep foundations; dynamic analysis and evaluation by wave equation and dynamic testing methods; axial load tests and interpretation; and pile integrity testing.

Course prerequisites: 

565.606 Geotechnical Engineering Principles.

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