Understanding the Geotechnical Report as an Engineering and Construction Reference

Jun 21st, 2015
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This course introduces the student to the many components that make up a thorough Geotechnical report. The various observations and tests are explained so that an inference to the ground properties can be achieved. The Geotechnical report is a complex scientific document that can be confusing to even highly experienced people.

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Understanding the Geotechnical Report as an Engineering and Construction ReferenceEugene Washington, PECourse Outline1. Engineer and contractor requirements. 2. Geotechnical report contents 3. Analysis of data given in report 4. Soil boring equipment 5. Recommendations for construction methods and slopes6. Soil boring logs 7. Soil description (classification such as silty-sand)8. Soil properties (hard, stiff, dense, loose, etc.)9. Boring depth 10. Boring refusal11. Blow counts12. Soil moisture content13. Soil dry density 14. Particle distribution curves (sieve analysis)15. Atterburg limits (liquid limits and plasticity index)16. Compaction test (optimum moisture for compaction)17. Direct shear tests18. Seismic velocity lines19. PermeabilityLearning ObjectiveThis course introduces the student to the many components that make up a thorough Geotechnical report. The various observations and tests are explained so that an inference to the ground properties can be achieved. The Geotechnical report is a complex scientific document that can be confusing to even highly experienced people. Owners, architects, engineers, and contractors must be able to understand the implications of the reports in order to achieve an on time, on budget and failure free project.At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn: That major projects usually have Geotechnical Reports.How to interpret the Geotechnical report for consistency.How to evaluate soils for embankm

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