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Best Practices in Designing Foundation Repairs

 

Learn multiple methods on how to rebuild and repair concrete foundations.

This topic will help you learn methods of preparing soil and rock for repair of foundations of structures. You will learn techniques for preparation of soils consisting of a wide spectrum of textures and water contents. The material discusses approaches to managing groundwater when encountered during excavation and foundation preparation. This information will help you gain knowledge about vibrocompaction, blasting, vibrodisplacement, vibroflotation, grouting, precompression, and reinforcement methods. Learn how cracked reinforced concrete bridge girders have been successfully repaired by use of additional conventional reinforcement. Learn how concrete elements may be reinforced externally by placement of longitudinal reinforcing bars and stirrups or ties around the members and then encasing the reinforcement with shotcrete or cast-in-place concrete. Learn about drypacking, which is a process of ramming or tamping into a confined area a low water-content mortar, with little shrinkage, and the patch remains tight and of good quality.

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J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.

Guyer Partners

  • Managing general partner, Guyer Partners
  • Registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with 35 years’ experience designing buildings and related infrastructure; nine additional years as a principal staff advisor to the California legislature responsible for reviewing major capital outlay and infrastructure projects
  • Currently editor-in-chief of The Clubhouse Press, the largest publisher in the U.S. of continuing education products for professional engineers, architects and construction managers
  • Conducts over 50 webinars each year on numerous building and infrastructure design and construction topics
  • Author of many technical guidance publications that are used by professional engineers, architects and construction managers on projects throughout the U.S. and other countries
  • Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (U.K.)
  • Graduate, Stanford University; postgraduate studies at the McGeorge School of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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