Underpinning Techniques and their Application

Discover the foundational principles of construction through the art of Underpinning Techniques and their versatile applications. Explore the foundations of structural support, construction stability, and architectural innovation with expert insights in this comprehensive guide.

One Hour


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

Underpinning techniques are construction methods used to strengthen or stabilize the foundation of a building or structure. These underpinning systems are employed when the existing foundation has become compromised due to soil movement, subsidence, structural issues, or changes in the building’s usage.

The choice of underpinning technology depends on various factors, including the type and condition of the existing foundation, soil properties, site access, and the project’s specific requirements. It’s essential to consult with a structural engineer or construction professional to determine the most suitable underpinning method for a given situation.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall Definition and Purpose of Underpinning Techniques.
  • Identify the Structural Conditions Requiring Underpinning.
  • Recognize how to Select Suitable Underpinning Method.
  • Describe the Necessity of Underpinning Foundation..
  • List the Advantages and Disadvantages of Underpinning.
  • Classify the Methods of Underpinning.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Civil Engineers
    Civil engineers specializing in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and foundation design can deepen their understanding of underpinning techniques, enabling them to handle complex foundation challenges in their projects.
  • Structural Engineers
    Structural engineers dealing with the analysis and design of building structures can enhance their expertise in underpinning methods, ensuring the stability and integrity of existing buildings.
  • Geotechnical Engineers
    Geotechnical engineers focusing on soil behavior and properties can learn about the interaction between foundations and soils, enabling them to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of various underpinning solutions.
  • Construction Engineers
    Construction engineers involved in building and infrastructure projects can acquire practical knowledge of underpinning techniques, enabling them to supervise construction activities related to foundation stabilization and retrofitting.
  • Building Surveyors
    Building surveyors responsible for assessing existing structures can expand their expertise to include evaluating foundation issues and recommending appropriate underpinning solutions.
  • Construction Managers
    Construction managers overseeing projects that involve foundation work can enhance their understanding of underpinning techniques, facilitating effective project planning and management.
  • Property Developers
    Property developers aiming to renovate or repurpose existing buildings can gain valuable insights into underpinning, ensuring the structural stability and value enhancement of their properties.
  • Archaeological Engineers
    Archaeological engineers dealing with the preservation of cultural heritage sites can learn about underpinning techniques to safeguard historical structures and artifacts.
  • Engineering Students
    Students pursuing degrees in civil engineering, structural engineering, or related fields can supplement their academic knowledge with practical insights into underpinning methods, preparing them for future engineering challenges.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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