Shallow Foundation Design and Construction
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Friday, November 18, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)
Rajendra Meruva, PE
Evaluating Building Sites
Laboratory soil testing
Subsurface design profile
Shallow Foundation Types and Design Considerations
Conventionally reinforced slab foundations
Post-tensioned slab foundations
Use of drilled piers with slab foundations
Allowable Settlement and Consolidation
Theories of bearing capacity
Consolidation settlement of clay soils
Elastic settlement of granular soils
Calculating loads and determining bearing capacity
Subgrade Improvement and Construction Considerations
Dewatering and drainage
Excavation and underpinning
Shallow Foundations for Retaining Walls
Foundations on slopes
Basement retaining walls
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)
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This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.
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Rajendra Meruva PE
Rajendra Meruva, PE Delek Logistics
Mr. Meruva is a geotechnical engineer with 22 years of experience. He is a professional engineer (PE) in Texas, New Mexico, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Mr. Meruva has worked on a variety of projects, including nuclear facilities, wind turbines, bridges, hospitals, parking garages, highrise buildings, refineries, gas plants, schools, dams, landfills, and hydraulic fracking pits, and he has worked in the oil and gas industry. In his current role with Delek, he serves as a lead civil engineer providing civil/geotechnical/structural support on oil and gas midstream facilities. He also provides training to junior and entry-level staff. Mr. Meruva earned his M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.
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Course Title: Shallow Foundation Design and Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course is intended to assist design professionals in designing and constructing shallow foundations. The course begins with techniques for evaluating the building site before discussing shallow foundation types, design considerations, allowable settlement, subgrade improvements, shallow foundations for retaining walls and construction considerations.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to evaluate building sites through subsurface exploration, laboratory soil testing, soil/rock classification and other techniques.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review the types of shallow foundations and design considerations, including spread footings, mat foundations, reinforced slabs, post-tensioned slabs, and the use of drilled piers with slab foundations.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to calculate loads, determine bearing capacity, and discuss the consolidation settlement of clay soils, global stability, foundations on slopes and basement retaining walls.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review construction considerations, such as expansive soils, and subgrade improvement techniques such as dewatering, drainage, excavation and underpinning.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/23/2025
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