Fundamentals of Foundations: Getting Down to Earth

Gain an understanding of different types of foundation systems and the influencing factors when selecting appropriate foundation systems. Discuss the applicable building code sections regarding foundation design and construction requirements. Common foundations failures are examined and the associated repair techniques. Real world case studies are provided for discussion.

 Learning Objectives

 At the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to:
  • Understand the various types of foundation systems and the factors to be considered in selecting foundation types.
  • Interpret building code requirements for foundation design and construction.
  • Analyze the symptoms of various types of foundation failures.
  • Consider various foundation repair techniques.

For more information contact Melissa Gibson at melissagibson@constructionscience.org or (864) 647-1065

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