Course NumberGE-02-604
PDH Hours2
Groundwater Investigations

Groundwater Investigations

This course presents the general state of the practice of groundwater investigations and focuses on the scope and specific elements of typical geotechnical investigation programs for design and construction of highways and related transportation facilities. It presents the latest methodologies in the planning, execution, and interpretation of the various exploratory investigation methods, and the development of appropriate groundwater parameters for engineering applications.

The role of the geotechnical engineer in subsurface investigation, exploration methods, equipment types and their suitability are discussed. Various in-situ tests are presented, including rising head tests, falling heads, constant head tests, packer tests, and pumping tests.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Overview of groundwater investigations for geotechnical design and construction projects
  • Determination of groundwater levels and pressures
  • Water level measurements
  • Conducting field tests including seepage tests, rising/falling water level test, packer tests, and pumping tests

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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.