Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering that addresses the engineering behavior of earth materials including soil and rock. This course covers the purpose of conducting Geotechnical Subsurface Investigations, the types of equipment used and the many types of field sampling and testing that can be performed.  Also included is a summary of typical laboratory testing that can be performed followed by a discussion of different building foundation types and the design criteria associated with each type.

This is a 1 hour course.