Designing and Constructing Slab-on-Grade Foundations
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Thursday, May 11, 2023
1:00 – 4:15 pm CDT
Presented by Daniel Messmer P.E. D. GE
- Defining slab-on-grade foundations
- Site topography and soils
- Site preparation
- Slab design and reinforcement
- Insulating slabs-on-grade
- Details, connections and options
- Slab-on-grade case study
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3.0 HSW CE Hours
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.3 CEUs (Building)
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Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GEProject 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: Designing and Constructing Slab-on-Grade Foundations
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This three-hour course focuses on the design and construction of slab-on-grade foundations. The course begins by defining slab-on-grade foundations and their applications before discussing the roles of soil, site topography and site preparation. Then, the course focuses on slab design, reinforcement, foundation insulation, connections and options. Case studies will be analyzed to conclude the course.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define slab-on-grade foundations, identify their applications and understand their limitations.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how site topography and soils affect slab-on-grade foundations, and engage in site preparation.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze slab design, reinforcement, and incorporate foundation insulation.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the connections, options and details related to slab-on-grade design and examine pertinent case studies.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/09/2026
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