Course Details

Special Foundation Methods (S)

Academic Year 2024/25

NFB013 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIS Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction into special foundation methods. Literature, standards, technical journals. 2. Aspects of geotechnical investigations. 3. Pile foundations – single pile (axially and horizontally loaded). 4. Pile foundations – group of piles. 5. Micropiles – technology, appplication, design. 6. Deep excavation – structural details and their specifics (micropiles, sheet pile and soldier pile wall). 7. Deep excavation – structural details and their specifics (pile and diaphragm wall). 8. Modern methods of static design of sheeting. 9. Jet grouting – as foundations and retaining element. 10. Improvement of soil. 11. Nailing of slopes. 12. Special problems-aggressive environment – pile foundations. 13. Undermining areas. Seismic regions. Permafrost.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Definition of semester project. 2. Design of deep foundation including drawings. 3. Desing (method of dependent pressures) of soldier pile wall including drawings. 4. Design (method of dependent pressures) of pile wall including drawings. 5. Design foundations of crane (mickropiles) including drawings. 6. Design of nails wall including drawings. 7. Presentation of the project. Conlusion (credit).