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C272
Soil Properties and the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS)

George Thomas, PE & John Huang, PE

This course covers the Unified Soil Classification System, procedures used to visually classification soils and the laboratory tests required to determine soil engineering properties such as permeability, shear strength, and compressibility under expected field conditions and includes typical engineering properties of various soil groups, this information is especially valuable when prospecting for earth materials for various engineering uses such as road construction or investigating foundations for structures.

This course is based on chapter one of the Earth Manual, Third Edition, written by the U.S. Department of Interior. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

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