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Ground Failures and Other Groundwater-Related Property Damage - Webinar

  • ID: 4542250
  • Webinar
  • June 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Avoid ground failures by understanding the impact of groundwater on soil, foundations, and building systems.

This topic covers the basic ground failure mechanisms that cause property damage and the role groundwater plays in these failures. We will review recent case studies to examine how groundwater impacts building and infrastructure systems, and updated techniques and considerations in investigation and design. Climate change is a new factor and the magnitude and potential effect on the built environment is not fully understood yet. We know climate change is affecting baseline conditions and risks faster than regulatory control can accommodate. Recent failures provide lessons learned for technical professionals to incorporate into planning and design studies.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to describe the impact of groundwater on soil, foundations, and other building systems.
  • You will be able to identify how the effects of climate change impact groundwater, and the implications for the built environment.
  • You will be able to discuss investigation and design considerations.
  • You will be able to review case study examples.
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Impact of Ground Water on Soil, Foundations, and Other Building Systems
  • Mechanisms of Ground Failure
  • Mechanisms of Ground Water Migration Into Structures
Case Study Examples (Update to Include Fire-Related Debris Flows)
  • Deep-Seated Landslides
  • Mudflows and Debris Flows
  • Erosion and Fires
  • Soil Expansion and Drought Cycles
  • Soil Collapse
  • Sinkholes
  • Groundwater Intrusion and Rising Sea Level
Investigation and Design Considerations
  • Characterization of Preconstruction Site Conditions
  • Control of Ground and Surface Water
  • Mitigation of Development-Induced Water Problems
  • Water/Development Interface
Effects of Climate Change
  • Changing Baseline Conditions
  • Effect on Risk to the Built Environment
  • Lessons Learned - Incorporating Climate Change Into Planning and Design Considerations
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Lauren J. Doyel, P.E., G.E. - Exponent, Inc., Antonios Vytiniotis, Ph.D., P.E. - Exponent, Inc.
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This webinar is designed for engineers, environmental professionals, project managers, public works and utilities directors, presidents, vice presidents, architects, contractors, developers, real estate professionals, planners, land use officials and attorneys.
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