Course Details

Foundation Engineering (S)

Academic Year 2024/25

BFA003 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Winter Semester 3rd year

BKC-SI Winter Semester 3rd year

BPA-SI Winter Semester 3rd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction. Limit states principles, geotechnical categories. Shallow footings – pads, strip footings, foundation slabs. 2. Design and check of shallow footings – 1st and 2nd limit states. 3. Improvement of soil properties for shallow foundations. Gravelly pillows. 4. Deep foundations – basic elements. Caissons. Open caissons. 5. Distribution of piles(displacement, replacement). Bored piles. CFA piles. Technology of building. 6. Design of axial loaded bored piles. – limit bearing capacity, limit loading curve. 7. Uncased piles – building technology. Vibropiles. 8. Micropiles – types, construction method, utilization. 9. Diaphragm walls and lamellas – construction method and utilization. 10. Anchors-distribution, design and technology. 11. Jet grouting – technology, jet grouting use. 12. Foundation pits and their timbering. Braces sheeting, pile walls, diaphragm walls. 13. Static design of foundation pit timbering. Foundation underpinning.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction. Earth pressures. 2. Shallow foundations. 1st a 2nd limit states. 3. Programme Geo 5. 4. Vertikal bearing capacity of pile foundations, 1st limit state. 5. Vertikal bearing capacity of pile foundations, 2nd limit state. 6. Design of gravity wall. 7. Programme Geo 5. 8. The design of freestanding sheeting wall. 9. The design of anchored sheeting wall. 10. Programme Geo 5. 11. Dewatering of foundation pit. 12. Individual consultations. 13. Credit.