This course is a bridge between the complex world of geotechnical engineering and foundation design and construction activities and inspections dealing with soil conditions and building foundations. This course is intended to provide an understanding of the principals involved in geotechnical engineering and foundation design. The course will help the attendee better communicate with geotechnical and structural professionals. Case studies will include reviewing sample soil reports and discussions of what to look for when soil reports are part of the plan review submittal.
Goal: The goal of this course is to obtain a basic understanding of geotechnical engineering and foundation design and to apply the critical concepts of the IBC or IRC to the evaluation of a soils report and inspections of soils and building foundations.