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  • Course Description: AEC Daily: Aggregate Piers: An Introduction to Ground Improvement Techniques

    ON-GOING  1 HR

    Ground improvement refers to the application of geotechnical construction techniques to improve the performance of soils. These techniques are used when existing soils cannot provide satisfactory support of the planned structure. They improve the ground performance by increasing the strength and stiffness of the soil mass through densification, reinforcement, and/or cementing of soils. This course introduces ground improvement technologies and provides an in-depth review of aggregate piers and their design, installation, and benefits.



    Learning Objectives

    List and describe the methods of ground improvement and their objectives.

    Describe the method by which an aggregate pier reinforces the soil in a treatment area.

    Describe the type of support provided by an aggregate pier and some specific applications.

    Discuss predesign considerations, including required information and expected settlement performance.