Apply footing and geomechanical design principles to buildings up to three storeys

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluation of slope instability.

1.1. Effect of soil and rock strength on slope instability is evaluated and recorded.

1.2. Modes and mechanics of slope instability are researched and documented.

1.3. Methods to stabilise slopes are researched and documented according to standard specifications.

2. Analyse retaining wall requirements according to the structure.

2.1. Retaining structures and systems suitable for various situations and soil types are identified adhering to legislative requirements and the application of footings and geomechanical principles.

2.2. Active and passive earth pressure and water pressure applicable to various retaining structures is determined.

2.3. Earth pressures on a gravity retaining wall are determined and analysed according to required structure for stability.

3. Determine footing design requirements according to situation.

3.1. Net safe bearing pressure for a footing on a clay soil is calculated without error.

3.2. Allowable bearing pressures for footings on granular soil from in-site penetration test results are calculated without error.

3.3. Long-term consolidation effects for footings on clay soils are analysed and recorded.

3.4. Behaviour of footings on soils under earthquake conditions is researched and documented.

4. Determine requirements for compaction of soil fill.

4.1. Maximum soil properties, including dry density and moisture content relationship, for a soil is analysed and recorded.

4.2. Techniques for compaction control and performance of compaction plant in consideration of maintenance requirements are identified and documented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCSV6004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying