Course Description

This course will introduce students to the concepts underpinning a range of ground improvements and soil remediation techniques and an appreciation of how these techniques are applied in practice.  It will cover important design and construction aspects associated with ground improvement techniques including: mechanical methods, hydraulic methods, physical/chemical methods, inclusions and soil remediation techniques.


  • To gain an understanding of the concepts behind a range of ground improvement and soil remediation techniques.
  • Describe advantages, disadvantages, and limitations for each ground improvement method discussed.
  • Ability to identify appropriate techniques for a range of ground and site conditions.
  • Locate criteria to determine the applicability of each ground improvement method for a specific project and soil condition under consideration.
Attachment Name Attachment Type
CIV 7265 Ground Improvement DOC PDF PS