Micropile Design and Construction
Instructor-led Training (ILT)
TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30
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.
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
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
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