Deep Foundations and Excavations
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12:15 – 12:45 pm CDT
12:45 – 4:30 pm CDT
Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GE
Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacity, and Earth Retention
Understanding soil characteristics
Basic earth pressure theory
Soil nail walls
Sheet pile and soldier pile walls
Secant pile and diaphragm walls
Reviewing Deep Foundation Types
Types of deep foundations
• Driven piles
• Drilled shafts
• Auger cast piles
• Grouping piles
• Selecting foundation type
– Life expectancy, cost, soil conditions
Estimating axial capacity
• Granular soils and cohesive soils
• Soil and rock
Lateral capacity design
Installation and Testing
Quality assurance/quality control
• Load test, PDA, CAP/WAP, PIT/PET
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
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.7 CEUs (Sitework)
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Daniel Messmer P.E. D. GE
Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GE Project Manager with The Gateway Engineers, Inc., in Pittsburgh
Mr. Messmer has over 30 years of engineering experience in analysis, design, plan/specification development, and project management/personnel supervision for geotechnical, foundation and structural engineering projects in the transportation, industrial, municipal and commercial fields of civil engineering. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on quality control and staff training. Mr. Messmer is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Messmer was accepted into the Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2013.
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Course Title: Deep Foundations and Excavations
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation examines soil mechanics, bearing capacity, earth retention, types of deep foundations, excavation safety, pile design, and installation and testing.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of understand soil characteristics of the soil on deep foundation sites, discuss earth pressure theory, and be able to identify and describe earth retention options when working with deep excavations.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe types of deep foundations and hybrid foundations and their applications.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with OSHA requirements for work safety during excavation and trenching and water management and egress practices.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss deep foundation pile design considerations, including determining effective stress , estimating axial capacity, skin friction from granular soils and cohesive soils, end bearing conditions, uplift and down drag, lateral resistance, and settlement computations.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with foundation design and construction.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/23/2025
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