How to Design Pile Foundations

Credit: 18 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $216.00
Pages: 186

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Course Summary

This course provides information, foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, design criteria and procedures, and construction considerations for the selection, design, and installation of pile foundations. The guidance is based on the present state of technology for pile-soil-structure-foundation interaction behavior. This course provides design guidance intended specifically for geotechnical and structural engineers and essential information for others interested in under- standing construction techniques related to pile behavior during installation.

The understanding of pile foundation behavior is actively expanding by ongoing research, prototype, model pile, and pile group testing and development of more refined analytical models. However, this course is intended to provide examples and procedures of proven technology. This course will be updated as changes in design and installation procedures are developed.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • General considerations
  • Geotechnical considerations
  • Analysis and design
  • Engineering considerations pertaining to construction
  • Field pile tests
  • Case history – pile driving at lock and dam c-1 no. 1 red river waterway
  • Pile capacity computations

Course Author

US Army Corps Of Engineers

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Certificate of completion of the course

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Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering


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