Design and Construction of Earthworks

Webinaire / les 26, 27 et 28 août 2024 /
Code : 15-0802-ONL24

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Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (will include usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply soil mechanics principles to earthwork design and construction
  • Consider environmental factors in earthworks
  • Interpret geotechnical reports, environmental assessments, specifications, guidelines and standards pertaining to the design and construction of earthworks
  • Optimize your choices of construction technology, equipment and procedure

In this three-day course, you will obtain an overview of principles and techniques for the design and construction of earthworks. You will learn how to address these issues through presentations, case studies and discussions with an expert.

Specific topics include soil characterization, interpretation of soil reports, construction and quality control of earthworks, dewatering of ground materials, the impact of groundwater and other environmental issues, and soil excavation. Case studies will be used to help you better understand the course material.

Course Outline

  • Subsurface investigation & soil characterization
  • Stability analysis of natural and manmade slopes
  • Design & control of compacted earthworks
  • Seepage in soil
  • Dewatering techniques for geomaterials
  • Excavation in soil
  • Retaining structures for earthworks stabilization
  • Deep excavations and support

Who Should Attend
Geotechnical Engineers • Geotechnical Geologists • Technicians & Technologists • Contractors • Site Supervisors • Municipal Engineers • Owners • Developers • Engineering & Architectural Consultants • Environmental Engineers & Scientists 

Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (will include usual breaks)

Horaire : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Exigences techniques

Pour les utilisateurs de PC
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
IE 11 ou plus récent, Edge 12 ou plus récent, Firefox 27 ou plus récent, Chrome 30 ou plus récent

Pour les utilisateurs de Macintosh
OS: MacOS 10.7 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 ou plus récent

OS: Android 4.0 ou supérieur

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Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (will include usual breaks)

Day 1:

  • Index properties of soil and soil characterization
  • Soil compaction
  • Design and control of compacted earthworks
  • Water in soil, seepage analysis
  • Stress in soil, change in stress, and seepage effect on stress
  • SEEP/W seepage analysis examples
  • Settlement analysis
  • Dewatering techniques for fine-grained soils

Day 2:

  • Shear strength of soils
  • Subsurface exploration
  • Slope stability analysis
  • SLOPE/W examples
  • Slope stabilizations

Day 3:

  • Lateral earth pressures
  • Retaining walls: gravity and cantilever walls
  • Geosynthetic walls
  • Deep excavation in soils
  • Sheet piles and braced cuts


Mohammad Rayhani, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. M.T. Rayhani is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and the director of Geo-engineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over a decade of experience in research, teaching and engineering consulting, and has collaborated extensively with industry leaders worldwide. He has received research grants from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Transport Canada, and other funding agencies.

Dr. Rayhani has presented short courses, seminars, and guest lectures on various topics related to frontier research in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, and other countries. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering.

Dr. Rayhani is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.


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