Course Details

Foundation Engineering (E)

Academic Year 2024/25

NFB020 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIE Winter Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



2 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. 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, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1.–2. Introduction into foundation engineering. Video. 3.–4. Design and check of shallow footings. 5.–6. vDeep foundations. Bearing capacity of single bored pile. 7.–8. Design of retaining wall. 9.–10. Programme Geo 5. 11.–12. Special foundation technologies. Video. 13. Credit.