Soil Basics for Engineers

Location: Distance Learning Course

2020 - 2021 On-line Individual: $360.00

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This course acquaints you with the basics of how soil behaves and how it is used in design and construction. Application is emphasized over theory. The course is intended for those who must interface with soils engineers, but may not be doing the engineering. The course will teach how soils are identified, classified and tested. Fundamentals of earthwork practices for walls, foundations and fills are covered, focusing on situations that can cause trouble. Basic ways to improve bad soils are covered. Problems caused by water are covered in all areas. This course will teach you how to talk to soils engineers by covering the basic terms and practices of soils engineering. This course is suitable for engineers, municipal officials, architects, inspectors, sales engineers, lab managers, building officials, and contractors.


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Fee: $360.00
Hours:6.00
CEUs:0.60

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)2020 - 2021 On-line Individual$ 360.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2020 - 2021 DVD Individual$ 380.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

David Elton

Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., is a professor of civil engineering at Auburn University who has been specializing in geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years. His extension activities include the many videos sold by Auburn University Engineering Continuing Education on this website, and the hundreds of live short courses he continues to teach on soils, erosion control, drainage, foundations, soils for roads, lime stabilization, slope stability, and mechanically stabilized backfill walls. His specialty areas include: foundations, geosynthetics, liquefaction, soil mechanics, soils magic and pavement evaluation. Dr. Elton has been honored with national and international awards for his research, teaching and service, including the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Elton has served as president of the North American Geosynthetics Society, and has organized the national professor training course for Geosynthetics for five years which is taught at Auburn University. He has also served as editor of the International Geosynthetics Society Newsletter for five years. He holds two U.S. patents and is a registered professional Engineer.

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