This course will introduce the principles and specifics of the geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations. Topics include design of shallow foundations, including spread footings, combined footings and mat foundations; design of deep foundations, including single piles, pile groups and drilled shafts; design of laterally-loaded piles; construction monitoring and testing methods for driven piles; design of foundations for vibration control; foundations on difficult soils; underpinning; and design of buried culverts.

Course prerequisite(s): 

560.305 Soil Mechanics (or equivalent) or 565.606 Geotechnical Engineering Principles.

Course instructor(s): 
Anandarajah