Course : Modeling, analysis and design of foundation

Who can Attend?

Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer and Engineering Manager.

Course Overview
  • Module 1 (Shallow Foundation): Soil Parameters, In-situ Tests and Lab Tests,  Shear Strength from In-situ and Lab tests, Compaction of Soil, Different Type of Foundations, Bearing Resistance for Vertical Loads and Moments, Pressure Distribution, Consolidation and Settlement, Finite Element Modeling and Analysis and Structural Design.

  • Module 2 (Deep Foundation): General Principles and Practice, Pile Classifications, Selection of Pile Type, Soil Parameters, Axial Behavior of Pile in c, φ and c- φ Soil. Concept of Skin Friction, Negative Skin Friction, End Bearing and Frost action on Pile. Group behavior, Pile with Moment, Better Piles. Piling Equipment’s and installation process. Driven Piles, Cast-in-situ Piles and Prestressed Piles. Handling stress, driving stress and Pile settlement. Capacity during driving. Laterally Loaded Piles. FE Modeling, Analysis and Design. Pile Load Testing. Structural Design. Caisson and Drilled Caisson Foundation.

  • Module 3 (Dynamic Analysis of Shallow and Deep Foundation): Dynamic Parameter of Soil, Concept of Vibration, Dynamic Loadings. Modeling, Analysis and Design of a) Block Foundation b) Table-Top Foundation and c) Pile Foundation. Classical Theory, FE Modeling.

  • Module 4 (Micro-pile and Screw Pile Design and Application): 

    • Micro-Piles:​ Type of Micro piles, Construction Technics, Grouting system, Reinforcements, Materials and Accessories. Geotechnical Capacity (Tension, Compression, End Bearing), Structural Compression Capacity, Structural Tension Capacity, Lateral Capacity, Buckling Capacity, Design of Interface between bonding and non-bonding, Different type of connection details between Pile and Pile Cap, Anchor Plate Design for Tension, Group Effects, Corrosion Protection, Pile Loads Test and Capacity Evaluation.

    • Screw-Piles: Grouting, Joint Packing, Materials and Accessories, Structural Compression Capacity, Structural Tension Capacity. Geotechnical Capacity, Installation, Installation Torque Correlation to Capacity, Installation Energy, Torque Monitoring, Methods, Pile Loads Test and Capacity Evaluation.

Course Details


Duration              :  24 Hours

Date                     : OCT 02, 2021 to OCT 24, 2021

Time                    :  07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Dhaka Time)

                             :  09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Day                      :  Saturday and Sunday

Course Fee         :  Taka 18,000 or CAD 350 (Taka 15,000 or CAD 300 for Limited Time)

Participants         :  Limited, first come first serve basis


Duration              :  6 Hours

Course Fee         :  Taka 7,000 or CAD 125 (Taka 6,000 or CAD 100 for Limited Time)

Participants         :  Limited, first come first serve basis

Day                      :  Saturday and Sunday

Time                    :  07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Dhaka Time)

                             :  09:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Date                     :  OCT 02, 2021 to OCT 03, 2021 (Module-1)

                                OCT 09, 2021 to OCT 10, 2021 (Module-2)

                                OCT 16, 2021 to OCT 17, 2021 (Module-3)

                                OCT 23,  2021to OCT 24, 2021 (Module-4)


Mr. Akhtar Zaman, M. Eng.,
P. E. (USA), P. Eng. (Canada),
New Brunswick, Canada.

Mr. Akhtar Zaman has over 35 years of professional experience working in consulting companies throughout the USA, Canada and Bangladesh. He received “Design and Technical Award of Excellence” from his former consulting company “STANTEC”. He has a vast professional experience on structural and foundation design for different types of Tall buildings, mining, industrial, oil and gas, pulp and paper, bridge, power, marine structures, and water treatment plants. His areas of expertise include 3D finite element modeling of structure and foundation, stress analysis, dynamic analysis with response spectrum and time history loading. He is Professional Engineer in ON, AL and NB in Canada and ME in USA. He has designed up to 32 story tall buildings and many multi-billion-dollar critical projects in the USA and in Canada. He involved in structural design projects at the province of NB, ON, PEI, NS, AL, SK and NL in Canada and at the state of ME, NY, FL, CA, TX, KY, AK and GA in USA. He completed his undergraduate degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and Master’s from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He was Assistant Professor in Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) at beginning of his carrier. He published over 11 technical papers in National and International Journals. At present he has been working as a Senior Structural Engineer at Hilcon Limited, Canada.

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