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GeoCharacterization for Foundation Design (Chicago)

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GeoCharacterization for Foundation Design (Chicago)


The seminar will introduce Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) technology and provide an overview of CPT interpretation. CPT applications and case histories will be covered with an emphasis on site characterization and the evaluation of geoparameters for analysis and design, as well as direct applications to shallow and deep foundations and seismic geotechnics. A set of reference notes and supporting technical documents will be provided to participants. Opportunities for discussion allocated during the seminar timetable will also be scheduled. * * * 08:00 - 08:30Registration and hosted continental breakfast 08:30 - 09:45Overview highlights from CPT'10, CPT'14, and ISC'16 keynote talks of CPT evaluation of Soil Behavioral Type classification and Unit Weight 09:45 - 10:15Coffee Break 10:15 - 12:00Geotechnical Parameters from CPT, including Relative Density, Effective Stress Friction Angle of Sands and Clays, Preconsolidation Stress, and Undrained Shear Strength 12:00 - 13:00Hosted Lunch13:00 - 13:45Piezocone Dissipations for Coefficient of Consolidation and Permeability 13:45 - 14:15Stiffness and Equivalent Elastic Modulus, Foundation Displacements Evaluated with a Case History14:15 - 15:00Evolution of Ko in Soils with Case Study Applications15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break15:30 - 17:15Application and value of SCPTu in analysis and design of Shallow Foundations, Driven Pilings and bored and augured Deep Foundations17:15 - 17:30Concluding Remarks and New Developments (i.e. continuous SCPTu)      * * * Who Should Attend? This 1-day course represents 8-hours of Professional Development Hours that will be realized with a certificate that will be issued upon completion. Attendees most suitable for this seminar are: —Geoengineers—Civil and Environmental Professionals—Geotechnologogists—Geologists—Scientists (working for consulting firms)—Public Agencies—Contractors—Regulatory AuthoritiesAbout the SpeakerPaul W. Mayne P.E., PhD, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has over 40 years experience in geotechnical site characterization, particularly in the areas of piezocone penetrometer, dilatometer, and seismic tests with applications to foundation systems and ground modification. 



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Map Sheraton Grand Chicago (Ambassador Room), 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, United States
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