Training Courses and Webinars

College Level Instruction With Real World Application

Over the past two decades, Dr. Samtani, has developed and offered several geotechnical courses to various agencies such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Pima County Department of Transportation (PCDOT), Maricopa Department of Transportation (MCDOT), University of Arizona, Town of Oro Valley and numerous State Highway Agencies throughout the country. He has further taught internationally, e.g., at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar.

Training sessions for these entities have ranged from 1-hour seminars to 5-day short courses. Training topics included Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls, Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS), soil nail walls, jet grouting, deep soil mixing, ground anchors, micro-piles, drilled shaft design and construction, integrity testing of drilled shafts, and Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).

Dr. Samtani offers  training events geared towards civil engineering design professionals practicing in the private and public sector.  These events range from face-to-face short courses to webinars.  In these training events Dr. Samtani places particular emphasis on the practical application of theories, construction techniques and specifications so that the practicing engineer is fully versed in newer and emerging technologies on the market.

partial listing of face-face training short courses is given below:

  1. Design and Construction of MSE Walls
  2. Commentary on Internal Stability Methods of MSE Walls
  3. Design and Construction of MSE Wall Abutments
  4. Use of MSEW Program to Design and Analyze MSE Walls
  5. Design and Construction of Reinforced Soil Slopes
  6. In Situ Tests and Optimization of Drilled Shaft Design
  7. Large Scale Load Testing of Drilled Shafts
  8. Drilled Shaft Construction Inspection
  9. Integrity Testing of Drilled Shafts
  10. Earth Retaining Structures for Roadway Widening
  11. Ground Improvement Techniques
  12. Design and Construction of Soil Nailed Structures
  13. Design and Construction of Ground Anchors
  14. Design and Construction of Micro-Pile Structures
  15. Load and Resistance Factor (LRFD) Design of Foundations and Walls

In addition to short courses, Naresh Samtani offers face-to-face as well as online training events (e.g., webinars) through 60 to 90 minute long sessions.  A partial listing of topics that Naresh offers is provided below.  These topics are offered as stand-alone events or short courses based on combination of different topics that can be customized to the needs of a given project.

  1. Fundamentals of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
  2. Calibration Procedures for Geotechnical Strength and Services Limit States for AASHTO-LRFD Framework
  3. Subsurface Characterization for Transportation Facilities in the Context of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
  4. Shallow Foundations on Soils and Rocks
  5. Deep Foundations – Drilled Shafts
  6. Deep Foundations – Driven Piles
  7. Deep Foundations – Micropiles
  8. Deep Foundations – Construction Methods for Drilled Shafts
  9. Deep Foundations – Integrity testing of Drilled Shafts and Interpretation
  10. Deep Foundations – Constructability based LRFD for Drilled Shafts
  11. Deep Foundations – Lateral Analysis
  12. Deep Foundations – Considerations of Induced Ground Movements
  13. Deep Foundations – Downdrag and Drag Load
  14. Deep Foundations – Rock Sockets
  15. Earth Retaining Structures – Fill Walls
  16. Earth Retaining Structures – Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  17. Earth Retaining Structures – Understanding the Properties of Fills for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  18. Earth Retaining Structures – Complex Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  19. Earth Retaining Structures – Details for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls – Good Practices
  20. Earth Retaining Structures – Ground Anchor Walls
  21. Earth Retaining Structures – Design of Soil Nail Walls
  22. Earth Retaining Structures – Construction of Soil Nail Walls
  23. Earth Retaining Structures- Soil Nail Testing and Interpretation
  24. Hollow Bar Soil Nail (HBSN) Walls – Technology, Design, and Construction
  25. Use of Local Available Sustainable Resources (LASR) for MSE Wall Fills
  26. Geotechnical Properties of Transported and Residual Soils
  27. Compaction of Soils and Properties of Compacted Soils
  28. Effect of Fill Soil Structures on Subsurface Utilities and Adjacent Structures
  29. Effect of Foundation Deformations on Bridge Structures
  30. Bridge Approach Embankment Fills and Associated Elements

For a list of upcoming webinars visit the Upcoming Events portion of this website.

If you are interested in arranging for Naresh Samtani to teach one of these courses or webinars to your organization, or want to inquire about a topic not included in the above list, please Contact us.