Foundation Engineering II: Introduction to Building Foundations

Course Description

The objective here is to cover some basic aspects of the design and construction of building foundations, including scientific principles as well as practical aspects. It is expected that the balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the content would provide the trainees with the clear overview of the essentials of building foundations.


Songtao XUE (Tohoku Insititute of Technology)


1 day(s)


(1) The function of building foundations
(2) Different types of foundations used in practice
(3) Bearing capacity of foundations and its determination
(4) Foundation settlement and its determination
(5) Design and construction of pile foundations
(6) Various loading tests for evaluating the load bearing behavior of piles
(7) Lessons from observation of damages to building foundations

Lecture note files of this course can be downloaded.