CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1 / C2
This course aims to provide candidates with an overview of
piled foundations and the geotechnical methods used for design. The course will
focus on design calculations with simple examples.
There is an increasing demand for lower cost and sustainable pile foundations to support structures throughout the entire construction Industry and in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector.
This course will provide an overview of pile foundation types and introduce some of the geotechnical design methods used to size piled foundations.
The course will focus on the design of axially loaded piles and will briefly discuss the design for pile lateral loading. The 1-day course will be run online via Zoom and will be instructed by Prof. David Igoe. The course will involve a number of calculation examples and is intended to be interactive, featuring a number of Zoom polls during each session. The instructors will ensure time is made available for participants to ask questions.
After the course, the participants should be able to:
- Understand the different types of piled foundations and basic benefits / shortcomings of different pile concepts.
- Understand pile axial design approaches for both displacement and non-displacement piles in sands and clays from traditional methods to state of the art.
- Understand the basic approaches for pile lateral design approaches in sands and clays.
- Quick introduction
to pile foundation concepts
- Pile axial design
- Axial pile capacity
calculation example in sand
- Axial pile capacity
calculation example in clay
- Axial pile
settlement calculation example
- Pile lateral design
- Brief overview of
different procedures for the lateral design of piles
Who Should Attend?
Consulting engineers with an interest in pile foundations. A basic knowledge of geotechnical engineering is required. A computer with access to Microsoft excel is recommended.
Prof. David Igoe
CEng PhD BE MIEI
Asst. Professor, Trinity
David is assistant
professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and former head
of offshore engineering at Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). David has over
15 years’ experience in Geotechnical Engineering, offshore engineering,
foundation analysis, testing and instrumentation projects.
David completed a
PhD (2009) in the topic of offshore pile behaviour in sand and has applied his
knowledge of this topic to many offshore and onshore geotechnical projects.
David has performed research on problems related to pile axial loading, pile
lateral loading, pile ageing, cyclic loading, soil-structure dynamics,
instrumentation systems, shallow pad footing, gravity base foundations and was
heavily involved in the PISA (Pile Stability Analysis) joint industry research
project, sponsored by the Carbon Trust Wind Accelerator Program.
David worked as
head of offshore engineering at Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions managing a large
range of projects, primarily focussed on pile design. David has more than 50
international peer reviewed technical publications and has expertise in pile
design, offshore works, site investigation, test specifications,
instrumentation design, monitoring, software development and soil-structure
Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org