Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering



CEE9530 - Ground Anchoring Systems

Strengthening and stabilizing soil and rock masses, and resisting structural movements by anchoring them via prestressed reinforcement is achieved by anchoring. Also, to withstand lateral forces, temporary tie-backs in soil are necessary for construction of shallow foundations. This practical and informative course is aimed for graduate students interested in safe and economic methods for strengthening engineering structures. The objective of this course is to provide an in depth review of design, applications and installation methods for anchoring in rock and soil.

CEE9533 - Site Investigation and Instrumentation

This is a new course developed by Dr. Sadrekarimi at Western University. The general objectives of this course include: (1) introducing the observational method in geotechnical engineering; (2) teaching a broad range of site investigation methods, drilling, and sampling techniques; (3) providing an advanced understanding of in-situ testing devices and site investigation techniques that students will encounter and use in practice; (3) provide a solid understanding of the applications and limitations of these devices and instruments through an examination of their theoretical, experimental, and empirical development; (4) teach theoretical, semi-empirical, and empirical methods of test and instrumentation interpretation and site characterization; (5) introduce the interpretation of some of these devices, instrumentations, and measurements at real project sites and selected case histories; and (6) discuss emerging technologies and new trends in in-situ testing and field instrumentation, including data acquisition and data management.


CEE3321A - Soil Mechanics and Hydro-geologic Engineering

This is the first introductory course to the fundamentals of soil mechanics and hydro-geologic engineering for students enrolled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The students are required to attend lectures, conduct laboratory experiments to measure the engineering properties of soil, interpret experimental data, and submit laboratory results in complete and concise reports. Click here for course outline

CEE3322B - Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

This courses follows the fundamental concepts discussed in CEE3321A by introducting effective stress, one-dimensional settlement and consolidation theories for clayey soils, shear strength models, and assessment of slope stability.

Karl Terzaghi (1961): "Everyone of use has to pass through a painful period of trial and error before he becomes a master in his own house."