Soil Investigation and Classification
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST

    Properties of soil

      • Importance of recognizing soil properties

      • Formation of soils

      • Types of soils

   Soil investigation

      • Reference materials and planning site reconnaissance

      • Site reconnaissance, geology and visual observations

      • Geophysics – shear wave velocity profile

      • Drilling, test borings, and CPTu tests (cone penetration tests)

      • Test pits

      • Appropriate investigational methods – “The Graded Approach”

      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports

Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

   Soil permeability

   Compressibility of soil – collapsible soils, expansive soils, dispersive soils

   Soil hydraulics – saturation, hydraulic gradient, and conductivity

   Drained and undrained shear strength

   Vertical and lateral earth pressure

   Stress and shear failure in soils

Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST


   Calculating bearing capacity and settlement

   Bearing capacity of shallow foundations – What is it used for?

   Bearing capacity of piers and piles

   Increasing bearing capacity

      • Draining and compaction

      • Soil improvement

Determining and Increasing Slope Stability
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST


   Natural slopes, and engineered cut and fill slopes

   Reviewing basic concepts of slope stability

   Understanding slope failures

   Impact of surface water and groundwater

   Examining slope stabilization methods

      • Unloading

      • Draining and compaction

      • Reinforcement

      • Soil improvement

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Dr. Lommler

Wood Environment and Infrastructure

Principal Geotechnical Engineer with Wood Environment and Infrastructure
Dr. Lommler is a registered professional engineer in New Mexico and principal geotechnical engineer with Wood Environment and Infrastructure. He is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and he is a board-certified geotechnical engineer in the ASCE Geo-Institute. Dr. Lommler is a consultant, educator and author with over 45 years of civil, structural and geotechnical experience. His specialty is geotechnical problem solving.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Soil Investigation and Classification

Soil Investigation and Classification

February 25, 2020 Webinar Dr. Lommler
Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils

Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils

February 25, 2020 Webinar Dr. Lommler
Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity

Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity

February 26, 2020 Webinar Dr. Lommler
Determining and Increasing Slope Capacity

Determining and Increasing Slope Capacity

February 26, 2020 Webinar Dr. Lommler