Soil Basics for Engineers

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Course Number: V00G_20

This course acquaints you with the basics of how soil behaves and how it is used in design and construction. Application is emphasized over theory. The course is intended for those who must interface with soils engineers, but may not be doing the engineering. The course will teach how soils are identified, classified and tested. Fundamentals of earthwork practices for walls, foundations and fills are covered, focusing on situations that can cause trouble. Basic ways to improve bad soils are covered. Problems caused by water are covered in all areas. This course will teach you how to talk to soils engineers by covering the basic terms and practices of soils engineering.

This course is suitable for engineers, municipal officials, architects, inspectors, sales engineers, lab managers, building officials, and contractors.

Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., M. ASCE

Course Length: 6 Hours, ( 0. 6CEUs or 6PDHs or 6CPCs )

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