Preventing Foundation Failure| Professional Development

3 Hour Text Course
A good foundation will drastically increase the quality and longevity of any construction project. Take a step by step look at the challenges of foundation preparation and design.
0.3 ICC Sitework CEUs – Approval #25484


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Instructor:  J. MacDowell

Quality construction begins with a strong foundation. Soil conditions, proper foundation layout and design, along with high performance concrete and concrete reinforcement will have a large effect on the productivity and profitability of the project. This course is useful for anyone involved in foundation design and construction decisions, including contractors, architects, and engineers.  The steps involved in foundation preparation and design are outlined through text, integrated videos, diagrams and slides.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between soil types and determine load bearing capacity of a foundation based on soil classifications.
  • List and describe specific admixtures that are used to create a desired effect to improve setting time, workability and strength of concrete.
  • Identify the different types of forms, and the advantages of one over another depending on the specifics of the job.
  • Summarize the advantages of post-tensioned pre-stressed concrete and describe common applications in the construction industry.

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