ENGINEERING 303: Pier & Beam Foundations
- Explain when a pier and beam foundation required.
- Recognize caissons, timber piles, helical piles, auger-cast piles, micro-piles, grade-beams, freestanding pools.
- List design, engineering, and construction considerations.
- Describe drilling, driving, pile driver analysis, and construction details.
Pier and beam foundations are required when soils cannot adequately support a structure or when the proximity of the structure to a slope would otherwise result in tilting or sliding. This module provides a basic understanding of structural design and detailing of foundations so that mistakes are avoided during construction. It is not the intent of this module to teach structural engineering.
0.2 IACET CEUs
Instructor David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master
- Module of C401