This course provides guidance for the planning, design, supervision, construction, and operation of dewatering and pressure relief systems and of seepage cutoffs for deep excavations for structures. It presents: description of various methods of dewatering and pressure reliefi techniques for determining groundwater conditions, characteristics of pervious aquifers, and dewatering requirements; guidance for specifying requirements for dewatering and seepage control measures; guidance for determining the adequacy of designs and plans prepared by contractors; procedures for designing, installing, operating, and checking the performance of dewatering systems for various types of excavations; and descriptions and design of various types of cutoffs for controlling groundwater.
We will be covering Army Corps of Engineers document "Dewatering and Groundwater Control" chapters 1-4. In these chapters we will be discussing methods for dewatering and seepage control, geologic, soil and groundwater investigations, design of dewatering and pressure relief, and groundwater control systems.
The student must pass a 20 question quiz that is published with the course material in the back.