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Course Description

Micropile Design and Construction

PROGRAM AREA: Geotechnical
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-132078
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
2 Days
1.2 Units
$660 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The primary goal of this course is to provide the target audience with guidance on when and where it is appropriate to use micropiles, and educate engineers about the state of the practice in the design and construction of micropiles. The course covers stepwise procedures for the design of micropiles for structural support and for slope stability applications. Construction, inspection and integrity-testing aspects and issues are discussed as well. Classroom presentations include exercises that will lead participants through the technical and cost feasibility aspects of structural support and slope stability design with micropiles. Each participant will receive a workbook and reference manual containing detailed micropile design examples for various applications.

FHWA-NHI-132012 Soils and Foundations course is a recommended prerequisite.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Briefly describe the history and current status of the micropile industry
  • Identify potential micropile applications
  • Explain construction constraints, techniques, and performance
  • Assess feasibility of micropiles for a given application
  • Prepare conceptual and basic designs, and evaluate contractor-submitted designs
  • Select appropriate specification/contracting method(s) and prepare contract documents
  • Describe construction monitoring and inspection requirements

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This course is directed toward practicing geotechnical, foundation, construction and bridge/structural engineers who have knowledge and experience in the design and construction of driven piles and drilled shaft foundations. Engineers involved with the design and construction of structure foundations will all benefit from this training, which builds upon the basic concepts presented in NHI courses FHWA-NHI-132012, FHWA-NHI-132014, and FHWA-NHI-132021.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


132078 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 11/12/2014
End Date: 11/13/2014
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
Local Coordinator: Valerie Parks (916) 227-8163
Availability:
1 Public Seats
$660 Per Participant
 
3 FHWA Seats
 

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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