Course NumberGE-02-301
PDH Hours5
Bearing Capacity of Soils I

Bearing Capacity of Soils I

This course provides guidelines for calculating the bearing capacity of soil beneath shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments. The training material, which is from the Army Corps of Engineers document “Bearing Capacity of Soils”, is intended as a guide for determining allowable and ultimate bearing capacity. Topics include non-load related design considerations, soil parameters, and shallow foundations. Principles for evaluating bearing capacity presented in this course are applicable to numerous types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These guidelines may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads. Although the material is comprehensive in nature, it is not intended to replace the judgment of the design engineer on a particular project.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Non-load related design considerations
  • Soil parameters
  • Shallow foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • General soil bearing calculation methods

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.