Shallow Foundation Design
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Day One: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Thursday, July 21, 2022
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Ibraheem Shunnar, P.E.
Agenda Day One
Evaluating Building Sites
Soil mechanics overview
Laboratory soil testing
Design soil profile
Shallow Foundation Design
Agenda Day Two
Special Considerations in Foundation Design and Construction
Foundations on expansive soils
Foundations on stratified soils
Foundations on the slope
Retaining and basement walls
Excavation and grading
Dewatering and drainage
Surface preparation and verification
Complying with building codes
Soil Improvement and Foundation Diagnosis and Repair
Causes of foundation damage
• Structural support
– Helical piers
– Jacked piers
– Mini piles
– Slab jacking
– Pit underpinning
• Grouting methods
– Cement grouting
– Chemical grouting
– Compaction grouting
– Fracture grouting
– Jet grouting
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)
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This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states.
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Ibraheem Shunnar P.E.
Director of Engineering at The Mannik & Smith Group
Mr. Shunnar has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with expertise in specialty foundations, ground improvement, slope stability, instrumentation and waste management. He has a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and he is a registered professional engineer. He is the author of many articles and papers on geotechnical engineering. He was the project manager for the Fairlane Green redevelopment project, winner of the 2008 National Phoenix Award. He is also the recipient of the distinguished achievement award from the University of Michigan.
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Course Title: Shallow Foundation Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines how to evaluate sites for shallow foundations and what to consider when designing them. It covers special considerations in foundation design and construction and how to improve soil. The course also looks at how to diagnosis and repair shallow foundation problems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of evaluating building sites for shallow foundations, which include site and soil exploration, subsurface exploration, and laboratory soil testing.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to establish the bearing capacity of soils and foundations when designing shallow foundations, and they will be take into account soil settlement.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe special considerations and soil improvement needs for shallow foundations on expansive soils, stratified soils, and foundations on slopes.
Learning Objective 4:
learners will be able to describe foundation construction processes, including excavation, grading, slope stability, dewatering and drainage, surface preparation, and building code compliance.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/01/2023
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