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Joseph J. Lifrieri, P.E., P.P., P.G.
Soil settlement occurs under virtually every building and embankment. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers, contractors and construction managers the fundamental concepts of settlement analysis. This course provides guidelines for calculations of vertical displacements and settlement of soil under shallow foundations supporting various types of structures and under embankments. Various causes of soil displacements are discussed along with the recommended limitations of total and differential settlements. The concepts and methods presented in this course are applicable to design analysis of alternatives for new construction, analyses for rationalizing in-service performance, forensic investigations, damage assessments and repair/rehabilitation design. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-1904 Settlement Analysis.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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