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Basic Foundation Design

Course Outline.

This one day course will provide a general introduction to foundation design for geotechnical practitioners who are becoming involved in foundation design recommendations for residential and light industrial developments.

The course will look at the information required to provide a design for simple shallow foundations and piles.

The methods used for the foundation design calculations will be in accordance with those described in the current British Standards (Eurocodes) including an introduction to limit state design and use of partial factors.

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Course Contents.

  • Assessment of the use and choice of shallow foundations and piles

  • Derivation of bearing capacity relationships

  • Introduction to Limit State Design and Partial Factors

  • Calculate the working loads and settlement of simple foundations to EC7 concentrating on house foundations

  • Overview of pile foundations

  • Ground improvement techniques

The worked examples in this course will largely focus on simple, shallow foundations for domestic buildings.

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Summary.

At the end of the course the delegates should be able to:

  • Assess ground conditions with respect to suitable shallow foundations

  • Calculate bearing capacity, settlement of simple shallow foundations

  • Assess ground conditions with respect to piled foundations

  • Have an appreciation for the use of ground improvement techniques in relation to residential and light industrial developments.

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Who should attend?

This course will give a practical introduction to foundation design for geotechnical practitioners and engineers who are becoming involved in foundation design recommendations and who may have only a limited knowledge of geotechnics. They should have, as a minimum a degree in a geology or a ground science.

Course Feedback.

"Really good course. Good balance between practical and theory. Worked examples were important. Tutor was excellent with a great knowledge of the subject matter and a good training style and delivery."

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Course Cost.

£250 + VAT per delegate.

Pay online via credit or debit card at the point of booking and receive a 5% discount on the final course price.

Course Location.

Online

Delivered via Zoom

OR

Equipe Training Offices

The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU

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This course can be delivered for your staff at your offices anywhere within the UK, depending on availability.

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