How to Design Foundations for Expansive Soils
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Friday, July 8, 2022
1:00 – 4:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)
Daniel Messmer P.E. D. GE
Defining expansive soils
Identifying foundation problems caused by expansive soils
Determining whether your site includes expansive soils
Foundation design for expansive soils
• Shallow foundations
• Slab-on-grade foundations
• Deep foundations
Engineering soils and site conditions
Diagnosing and repairing foundation damage in expansive soils
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Daniel 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: How to Design Foundations for Expansive Soils
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This three-hour live course explores the science, consequences and solutions regarding expansive soils and their effect on foundations. The course defines expansive soils, identifies foundation problems caused by these soils, and discusses 3D printed solutions and technology for design professionals.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define expansive soils and determine their presence at a site.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify foundation problems that are caused by expansive soils.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to apply 3D printing technology and solutions to the design and construction of a structure.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the 3D printing of buildings, how to construct a 3D printed building, and anticipated developments in construction 3D printing.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with foundation design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/06/2025
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