Design and Construction of Pile Foundations

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This one day training course will give you a clear understanding of design techniques, construction methods and contract procedures for specifying and designing piled foundations.

Specifying and designing pile foundations requires a basic understanding of geotechnical and structural design techniques, construction methods and contract procedures. This course, delivered by a tutor with both geotechnical and structural engineering knowledge, considers these aspects. Worked examples and tutorials are included in the sessions.



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Programme Overview

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.

Session 1 - Pile foundations
Session 2 - Pile behaviour
Session 3 - Geotechnical design
Session 4 - Structural behaviour of piles
Session 5 - Pile caps and ground beams
Session 6 - Structural design of pile caps
Session 7 - Eurocode 7
Session 8 - Piling contracts
Bob Benton 
BSc(Eng) CEng MiStructE
Bob is a senior project engineer working on the design of building and civil engineering structures in the Highways and Transportation Department of a Utility Authority. He is responsible for the day to day management of a wide range of projects, and in recent years, has specialised in projects which involve a high level of technical complexity. He regularly works with other consultants and contractors. He also works as a part-time lecturer, teaching whole units on HND/Degree courses, teaching on professional examination, preparation courses and as a contributor to seminars on structural design.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this course delegates should understand:
  • The geotechnical design of piles and pile groups using soil investigation data
  • How to undertake the structural design of piles, pile caps and ground beam systems
  • How to prepare documentation for piling contracts
Who Should Attend?

This training course has been developed for:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Engineers and technicians engaged in, or about to become engaged in, the design or construction of piles, who have little or no experience of piling

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