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Rock Foundations

COURSE NO: G09-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Rock Foundations
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the guidelines for the design of rock foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments. These guidelines include information on foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, design criteria and procedures, and construction considerations. These guidelines provide a minimum standard to be used for planning a satisfactory rock foundation design for a typical situation.


This 9 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and structural engineers, geologists, as well as design and construction personnel involved in the design of rock foundations.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Foundation design considerations and factor of safety
  • Site investigation techniques and procedures
  • Rock mass characterization and classification schemes
  • Foundation deformation and settlement analysis, estimation and treatment
  • Foundation bearing capacity analysis, estimation and treatment
  • Sliding stability assessment of gravity structures and slopes cut into rock mass
  • Design of rock anchorage systems
  • Selection of appropriate geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Construction considerations of foundations and cut slopes in rock masses
  • Recognizing and treating special conditions
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-1-2908, "Rock Foundations"

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Rock Foundations (890 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 9 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this US Corps of Engineers publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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