Local Soil Conditions (Problems & Improvement Techniques)

Code : C/5

Course Objectives

The course is intended to provide the practicing engineer with an overall view of the following topics: soil, mechanics, properties & behavior of the different types of soils, subsurface water rise, soil improvement techniques, & special construction problems.

Course Modules

Module 1: Overview of Soil Mechanics & Soil Exploration

  • overview of soil mechanics
  • field trip (boring & sampling)

Module 2: Types of Soil

  • subsurface desert sands
  • cemented sands
  • coastal ground

Module 3: Local Geotechnical Problems

  • oil-contaminated sands
  • subsurface water rise
  • soil improvement overview

Module 4: Soil Improvement Techniques

  • compaction
  • reinforced earth/geotextiles
  • field trip

Module 5: Special Construction Problems

  • preloading & vertical drains
  • instrumentation
  • case studies

Target Audience 

Geotechnical engineers, structural design engineers, supervising construction engineers & survey engineers.

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