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Course Description

Earth Retaining Structures

PROGRAM AREA: Geotechnical
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-132036
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
3 Days
1.8 Units
$790 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this course is to provide agencies with state-of-the-practice design tools and construction techniques to expand implementation of safe and cost-effective earth retention technologies. This course addresses the selection, design, construction, and performance of earth retaining structures used for support of fills and excavations or cut slopes. Instructors cover factors that affect wall selection, including contracting approaches with an emphasis on required bidding documents for each approach. Class discussions will include design procedures and case histories, demonstrating the selection, design, and performance of various earth retaining structures. Detailed information on subsurface investigation, soil and rock property design parameter selection, lateral earth pressures for wall system design, and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for retaining walls are provided.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Describe potential applications for Earth Retaining Structures (ERS)
  • Select a technically appropriate and cost-effective ERS
  • Select appropriate material properties, soil design parameters, and earth pressure diagrams
  • Perform design analysis and prepare conceptual designs
  • Review contractor submitted documents
  • Discuss contracting methods
  • Describe construction and inspection activities for ERS

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The primary audience for this course is agency and consultant bridge/structures, geotechnical, and roadway design engineers; engineering geologists; and consultant review specialists. In addition, management, specification, and contracting specialists and construction engineers involved in design and contracting aspects of retaining structures are encouraged to attend. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of soil mechanics and structural engineering, including some understanding of LRFD concepts.

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


132036 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 6/11/2014
End Date: 6/13/2014
Location: SPRINGFIELD, IL
Local Coordinator: Kofi Abaidoo (217) 557-1654
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
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Host this Course

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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