The course will cover analysis and design of shallow foundations and limitations of methods, analysis methods of single piles and pile groups, structural design of mat foundations, analysis and construction methods of sheet pile walls, drilled shafts, and earth retaining structures. The course will also cover a basic background of soil mechanics including principles of critical state soil mechanics. In addition, it will introduce students to the analysis of foundations using numerical methods. Stress distribution. Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, including spread footings and mats. Performance of driven pile and drilled shaft foundations under vertical and lateral loading. Construction considerations.