The goal of this webinar is to help structural engineers better understand geotechnical reports, focusing on recommendations that can be misunderstood. Areas covered will include topics such as what is the “right” exploration program, lateral earth pressures, uncertainty in settlement estimates, the relationship between bearing pressures, settlement and subgrade modulus values, site specific seismic assessments, vertical and lateral movements during seismic events, balancing uncertainty, risk and costs in geotechnical recommendations, and how to avoid excessive conservatism in interpreting geotechnical recommendations.
- Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
- This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.