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Design Considerations Using Geotechnical Reports



Many architects, civil engineers, owners and developers have been put in the lead to request a geotechnical report for a project. These members of the design team are then asked to interpret the report and determine how the recommendations will affect their portions of the design.

This OnDemand Webinar will help the other members of the design team to be able to request an adequate scope of services for a project, as well as to be able to interpret the recommendations given by the geotechnical engineering in the report and determine how the information links with their work and design.

This program will specifically go over some important items to consider when requesting and reviewing a geotechnical report, such as anticipated foundation type, seismic design considerations, ground improvements, retaining walls and slope stability.


Upon completion of this courses, students will have developed an understanding of:

  • Requests for Proposal for Geotechnical Services
  • Design or Due Diligence
  • Scope of Services - Exploration and Items to Be Covered in the Report
  • Time Frame
  • Type of Geotechnical Reports
  • Due Diligence
  • Design Reports
  • Site Preparation Including Site Improvements
  • Foundations - Shallow Vs. Deep
  • Construction Recommendations


Student assessment will be done through questions based on the content delivered throughout the course.

course quick facts
course code 383226EAU
cost $249.00
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Julie A. Carroll, P.E., is the project geotechnical engineer in the Geotechnical and Construction Services Group with SCI Engineering, Inc., in the company's O'Fallon, Illinois, office. Ms. Carroll is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Missouri and Illinois, and holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in geological engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Ms. Carroll has experience in geotechnical design and report preparation, as well as construction project management on numerous residential, commercial, educational and governmental projects.