Soil Mechanics and Foundations


  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Construction Engineering Technology program. Prerequisites: CSTN1210 and MATH1204.
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  • Open Studies: Not Available
  • Credits: 3.00

This course examines the fundamentals of soil mechanics and concrete foundations. Topics include properties of soil as an engineering material (subsurface stresses, shear strength, and consolidation of soil); interpretation of geotechnical reports; design of concrete mixtures; bearing capacities of shallow and deep foundations; and retaining structures and assessment of soil slope stability.

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