Course NumberCE-02-201
PDH Hours6
Foundations in Expansive Soils

Foundations in Expansive Soils

This course presents guidance and information for conducting a geotechnical investigation suitable for the selection and design of foundations for heavy and light buildings constructed in expansive clay soil areas. The information in this course is generally applicable to many types of structures such as residences, warehouses, and multi-story buildings. Emphasis is given to the maintenance of an environment that encourages constant moisture conditions in the foundation soils during and following construction. Special attention must always be given to specific requirements of the structure such as limitations on allowable differential movement.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credit.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Guidelines for a geotechnical investigation and analysis
  • Recognition of the relative magnitude of the swelling soil problem at the construction site
  • Field exploration
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Methodology for prediction of volume changes
  • Selection of the type of foundation
  • Structural details of design procedures provided for reference.
  • Methods of minimizing foundation movement
  • Construction techniques and inspection
  • Remedial repair of damaged structures

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses 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, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.