Course Description

The course aims at equipping the participants with comprehensive knowledge of the mechanical properties of soils. The course gives a theoretical background as practical aspects of the mechanical properties of soils covered though lectures, field and laboratory exercises. Planning of site investigations and preparation of Geotechnical reports are covered in this course. Obtaining suitable design parameters for Geotechnical work is also discussed but no design work is undertaken.


  • To introduce the participants to the purpose of soil investigations, the different  field techniques and their limitations
  • To understand the plan and design of site investigations; what should be done, who should be involved and the extent of the investigations
  • To introduce the participants to the routine laboratory tests, strength tests, deformation and compaction tests and how suitable design parameters are derived from them
  • To train participants in writing Geotechnical investigation reports.
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CIV 7266 Laboratory and Field Soil Investigations DOC PDF PDF