Designing Foundation Repairs
What is causing that crack in the building? How can you repair it? Building foundations provide structural support to buildings but are often damaged and rendered nearly useless by many natural events (hurricanes, drought, excessive rain, etc.). Most foundations can be repaired and returned to their original load capacity, but each foundation damage case can present unique challenges depending on the extent of damage, the foundation material used, the foundation depth in the ground, and the loads being carried by the foundation. In this interactive online course, we will discuss different types of building foundations and several types of causes of foundation failures. We will also cover methods for foundation repair, as well as new materials and technologies used in repair.
- Describe when a foundation has lost load carrying capacity and becomes unsafe for building inhabitants
- List the frequent causes for loss of foundation strength and failures that jeopardize the safety of building occupants
- Identify repairs for various foundation materials (masonry, concrete, stone, wood piles, etc.) to ensure a safe and efficient building
- Describe foundation repair materials and methods that can prevent defects involving life, safety, and significant costs
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Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
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Course was very useful and presented in a conversational format so as to make understanding of the material easier. The information contained in the course is very useful and could easily be applied in everyday practice.
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