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Prepare Detailed Geotechnical Design (Student Guide)


Student Guide

RIICWD507D: Prepare Detailed Geotechnical Design



What is the purpose of this document?


The Assessor Pack is a benchmarking document that defines the skills and knowledge required for the students to demonstrate competence in a unit of competency. This document outlines the evidence criteria used to judge the quality of performance (i.e., the assessment decision-making rules).


The document includes the following:


  • Information related to the unit of competency
  • Benchmark answers and guidelines to assess the student’s competency


Trainer/Assessor Evaluation


These documents are designed after conducting thorough industry consultation. Trainers are encouraged to evaluate this document and provide constructive feedback to their training organization if they feel that this document can be improved.


Link to other unit documents


  • The Student Pack is a document for students to complete to demonstrate their competence. This document includes context and conditions of assessment, tasks to be administered to the student, and an outline of the evidence to be gathered from the student.
  • The Unit Mapping is a document that contains information and comprehensive mapping with the training package requirements.
  • The Unit Requirements is a document that contains information related to the unit of competency for the Training Organization staff and


  1. Qualification and unit of competency


Qualification/Course/Program Details
Unit of competency
Code: RIICWD507D
Name: Prepare Detailed Design of Foundations
Releases: 1.0
Release date: 12/July/2022


  1. Assessments


The student must be assessed as satisfactory in each of the following assessment tasks in order to demonstrate competence.
Evidence number Assessment method/ Type of evidence
Assessment 1 Knowledge Test (KT)
Assessment 2 Project (PT)


  1. Instructions to complete the outcomes of assessment in the Student Unit Tool assessment record



You are required to fill out the assessment outcome records in the Student Pack when:


•         The student has completed all requirements for the assessment tasks for this unit of competency.

•         The student’s work has been reviewed and assessed by you.

•         You have recorded a satisfactory/unsatisfactory result for each assessment task within this unit of competency.

•         Relevant and detailed feedback has been provided to the student.


Every assessment has a “Feedback to Student” section to record information. You must ensure that all sections are filled out appropriately, such as:


•         The results of the assessments (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory)

•         Student name, signature, and date

•         Assessor name, signature, and date

•         Relevant and detailed feedback

  1. Unit Requirements

The student must read and understand all the information in the Unit Requirements before completing the Student Pack.


  1. Feedback to student

Feedback on the student’s assessment performance is a vital element of learning. Its purpose is to justify to students how their competency was assessed, as well as to identify and reward specific qualities in their work, to recommend aspects needing improvement, and to guide students on what steps to take.


Feedback defines for students what their trainer/assessor think is important for the student to know with regards to a topic or a subject. At its best, feedback should:

•            Be provided for each Assessment Task

•            Guide students to adapt and adjust their learning strategies

•            Guide trainers/assessors to adapt and adjust their teaching to accommodate the student’s learning needs

•            Be a pivotal feature of learning and assessment design, not an add-on ritual

•            Focus on course and unit learning outcomes

•            Guide students to become independent and self-reflective learners and their own critics

•            Acknowledge the developmental nature of learning

Feedback should not provide short/one-word comments, such as “Fantastic” or “Great work!”. Feedback needs to be:


•            Constructive – highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a given piece of work, it should set out ways in which the student can improve the work.

•            Timely – should be given while the assessed work is still fresh in a student’s mind before the student moves on to subsequent tasks.

•            Meaningful- should target individual needs, be linked to specific assessment criteria, and be received by a student in time to benefit subsequent work.

If students have not received proper feedback, they can speak to the Compliance or Administration Department responsible for looking after the quality and compliance services of the Training Organization


For more information, please refer to the Training Organization’s Student Handbook.


Learner Instructions



Prior to commencing the assessments, your trainer/assessor will explain each assessment task and the terms and conditions relating to the submission of your assessment task. Please consult with your trainer/assessor if you are unsure of any questions. It is important that you understand and adhere to the terms and conditions, and address fully each assessment task.

Written work


Assessment tasks are used to measure your understanding and underpinning skills and knowledge of the overall unit of competency. When undertaking any written assessment tasks, please ensure that you address the following criteria:


Address each question including any sub-points

Demonstrate that you have researched the topic thoroughly

Cover the topic in a logical, structured manner

Your assessment tasks are well presented, well referenced and word processed

Active participation


It is a condition of enrolment that you actively participate in your studies. Active participation is completing all the assessment tasks on time.




Plagiarism is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own. Plagiarism is a serious act and may result in a learner’s exclusion from a course. When you have any doubts about including the work of other authors in your assessment, please consult your trainer/assessor. The following list outlines some of the activities for which a learner can be accused of plagiarism:


Presenting any work by another individual as one’s own unintentionally

Handing in assessments markedly similar to or copied from another learner

Presenting the work of another individual or group as their own work

Handing in assessments without the adequate acknowledgement of sources used, including assessments taken totally or in part from the internet.


If it is identified that you have plagiarised within your assessment, then a meeting will be organised to discuss this with you, and further action may be taken accordingly.




Collusion is the presentation by a learner of an assignment as their own that is, in fact, the result in whole or in part of unauthorised collaboration with another person or persons. Collusion involves the cooperation of two or more learners in plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct and, as such, both parties are subject to disciplinary action.

Competency outcome


There are two outcomes of assessments: S = Satisfactory and NS = Not Satisfactory (requires more training and experience).


Once the learner has completed all the assessments for this unit of competency, the learner will be awarded “Competent” (C) or “Not Competent” (NC) for the relevant unit of competency.



The college will treat anything, including information about your job, workplace, employer, with strict confidence, in accordance with the law. However, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not provide us with anything regarding any third party including your employer, colleagues and others, that they do not consent to the disclosure of. While we may ask you to provide information or details about aspects of your employer and workplace, you are responsible for obtaining necessary consents and ensuring that privacy rights and confidentiality obligations are not breached by you in supplying us with such information.


Assessment appeals process


If you feel that you have been unfairly treated during your assessment, and you are not happy with your assessment and/or the outcome as a result of that treatment, you have the right to lodge an appeal. You must first discuss the issue with your trainer/assessor. If you would like to proceed further with the request after discussions with your trainer/assessor, you need to lodge your appeal via the complaint and appeal form which is available on the college website.

Recognised prior learning

Learners will be able to have their previous experience or expertise recognised on request.


Special needs


Learners with special needs should notify their trainer/assessor to request any required adjustments as soon as possible. This will enable the trainer/assessor to address the identified needs immediately.


Assessment requirements


Assessment can be:

       Direct observation

       Product-based methods e.g. reports, role plays, work samples

       Portfolios – annotated and validated

       Questioning.


The assessment activities in this workbook assess aspects of all the elements, performance criteria, skills and knowledge and performance requirements of the unit of competency.

To demonstrate competence in this unit, you must undertake all activities in this workbook and have them deemed satisfactory by the assessor. Once you have demonstrated the required level of performance, you will be deemed competent in this unit.

As part of the assessment process, all learners must abide by any relevant assessment policies as provided during induction.














Candidate Details


Please complete the following activities and hand in to your trainer/assessor for marking. This forms part of your assessment for RIICWD507D: Prepare Detailed Geotechnical Design

Name:                       _____________________________________________________________

Email:                     _____________________________________________________________

Student ID:             _____________________________________________________________



I declare that no part of this assessment has been copied from another person’s work with the exception of where I have listed or referenced documents or work and that no part of this assessment has been written for me by another person. I also understand the assessment instructions and requirements and consent to being assessed.

Signed:                     ____________________________________________________________

Date:                       ____________________________________________________________


If activities have been completed as part of a small group or in pairs, details of the learners involved should be provided below:

This activity workbook has been completed by the following persons and we acknowledge that it was a fair team effort where everyone contributed equally to the work completed. We declare that no part of this assessment has been copied from another person’s work with the exception of where we have listed or referenced documents or work and that no part of this assessment has been written for us by another person.

Learner 1:                 ____________________________________________________________

Signed:                     ____________________________________________________________

Learner 2:                 ____________________________________________________________

Signed:                     ____________________________________________________________

Learner 3:                 ____________________________________________________________

Signed:                     ____________________________________________________________


The following forms the basis of the evidence that you need to collect from students for assessment in this assessment task. The task and specific assessment requirements that are given to students are also outlined.

  • Refer to all the blue and italic text for a guide to suggested answers and benchmarking for assessments and for instructions on how to use the assessment tools.
  • Ensure all outlined conditions of assessment requirements are
  • For each assessment task, an Assessment Result Sheet form for the student is This is located at the end of each assessment task in the Student Pack
  • This Assessment Result Sheet allows the trainer/assessor to record the following items:
    • The outcome of the assessment tasks as either Satisfactory (S) or Not Satisfactory (NS).
    • Feedback to the student
    • The student declaration
    • The Trainer/Assessor declaration
  • The trainer/assessor and the student must sign the Assessment Result Sheet to show that the student was provided with the task outcome.
  • The Unit Mapping identifies what aspects of the Unit of Competency are being addressed in each assessment
  • Once all assessment tasks allocated to this Unit of Competency have been undertaken, the Student’s Assessment Plan (point 5 in the Student Pack) is completed to record the unit The outcome will be either Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).
  • When all assessment tasks are deemed Satisfactory (S), the unit outcome is Competent (C).
  • If at least one of the assessment tasks is deemed Not Satisfactory (NS), the unit outcome is Not Yet Competent (NYC).


  • The following information is attached to each assessment task:


  • Assessment type
  • Assessment task description
  • Applicable conditions
  • Resubmissions and reattempts
  • Location
  • Instructions for completion of the assessment task
  • How trainers/assessors will assess the work
  • Task-specific instructions for the student

Resources required to complete the assessment task:

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Access to Codes and standards
  • Project Drawings & Specifications
  • Soil Testing Report / Geotechnical Report
  • MS Word
  • Printer or e-printer


Assessment task Instructions


  • There are written questions in this assessment
  • The student must attempt all
  • Instructions/Guidelines such as word-limit, what is expected from the student, example answer have been given to each question.
  • The student must complete this task
  • The student’s answers must demonstrate understanding and application of relevant concepts and critical



Assessment 1 – Knowledge Test


Q-1 Which legislation / Standard is required to prepare detailed Geotechnical Design report?
A-1 You need a bachelor degree for work as a geo technical engineer and follow Australia government rule for geo technical work require skill communication skill, civil engineering, project management, planning and geotechnical engineering for geo technical project design.


Q-2 What is Geotechnical Engineering?
A-2 Geo technical engineering is branch of civil engineering in which study of the behavior of soils and rocks this branch is supporting ground structure, dams, natural artificial fills, roads airports the task of geo technical engineer is investigate the material before use and determine physical chemical and mechanical properties of soil and material that use in construction ( Das & Sivakugan 2016).



Q-3 What is the typical geotechnical site inspection?
A-3 Typical geotechnical investigation means explore the site properly and determine characteristics of soil, water, rock by laboratory test and determine the important properties of engineering material, soil geotechnical investigation include the surface investigation of site sub exploration include soil sample and laboratory test of material geo technical investigation is very important before any structure built.


Q-4 What are the most commonly used industry equipments and machinery for geotechnical site inspection?
A-4 Resistivity meter, seismograph, split spoon, spt sampler, sand cone, hydrometer, material storage bin, muffle furnace (Das & Sivakugan 2016).



Q-5 Name and explain different types of ground improvement methods. (Any Two)
A-5 There are various method of ground improvement and soil improvement method

Vibro compaction method, Vacuum consolidation, Preloading of soil, Soil stabilization by heating, soil nailing, Grouting, Mechanically stabilized earth structures.

Vibro compaction method- it is ground improvement method loose soil covert stable foundation soils by this method in this method apply load on soil and decrease void in soil and densify the soil by vibrator.

Preloading of soil- it is economical soil improvement method that increase bearing capacity of soil and reduce settlement the function of vertical drain is to reduce duration of soil treatment apply additional vertical stress on a soil to remove pore water it reduces the total volume of settlement.



Q-6 Name the types of software used for the Detailed Geotechnical Design?

Geo technical software is design to handle geo technical issues includes some issue like slope stability, foundations, rock slops, check properties of soil. Various type of software is used in geotechnical engineering (Sharma, et al, 2021).




Alp software

ALL pile software




Beam foundation analysis (GEMS)


Q-7 Why are bearing capacity assessments conducted?
A-7 Bearing capacity is the capacity of soil that support that load it is very important property of soil that determine by geo technical engineer before any construction in which how much lo0ad bear the soil if load is placed on (Das & Sivakugan 2016).

the ground such as form of building dam, wall ground has capacity to support this load is called bearing capacity of soil this work is done under geo technical engineering and it is most important requirement in civil engineering before construction.




Q-8 Briefly explain areas, volumes, density and mass.
A-8 Area – Area is amount of space that is occupied by two-dimensional surface kin other way area is which surface used in your work quantity measure in unite square.

Volume- volume is amount of 3-dimensional surface enclosed by a closed surface the unit of volume is determining in cubic meter.

Density-density of surface is its mass per unit volume density is number of thing which could be people, animal, plants in certain area

Mass- mass is large quantity of thing and mass is quantity of thing in specific region


Q-9 What is the difference between verification and validation of a design?
A-9 Verification and validation model used in testing process verification included review, meeting, and inspection process and validation means the product you made is full fil customers requirement is called validation. Verification is static testing that means that product you build is right check feature of this product and test the product. Verification is review testing procedure of product. Validation means that product you build fulfil customer requirement final testing is validation. Validation is actual and final testing procedure.


Q-10 What is the purpose of planning in geotechnical design projects? Outline a planning process for geotechnical design work.
A-10 The main role in planning is geo technical engineer because it’s responsibilities of geotechnical engineer and conduct survey before any construction check soil density, properties of soil and rock include site investigation before make any project so planning is requiring for make a stables system the purpose of geotechnical design project is investigation their subsurface soil, rock, water conditions and soil sampling and laboratory analysis (Ching & Schweckendiek 2021).

Project planning

First stage of project planning is investigation field exploration, subsurface exploration, location of site, soil sampling process any critical issue in project planning is documented by engineer is called geo hazards.

Topographic map provides overall site topographical view and geological map provide investigation of rock on site. In remote sensing process mean identity before any construction area is river area or other remote area where require more facilities.

Soil survey is requiring in planning which type of soil is settle or not density of soil check before construction spoilsport load or not all properties of soil is check in laboratory.

In geo technical design project require perfect planning for success project it is mandatory before construction.


Q-11 What is defined in a soil testing report?
A-11 Soil testing report defines the properties of soil in which chemical testing of soils define fertility status other properties include soil texture., caco3, lime requirement, gypsum, all material check in a soil before construction and report provide salinity parameter, it help in physical structure planning. You know physical properties of soil that used for design of foundation or earth structure in construction.


Q-12 What is the process for Geotechnical Report approval?
A-12 The process of geo technical report approval is ensuring the site investigation conducted in report check soil, rock properties, water flow and placed in report what changes is require before started construction is placed in report site plan location and geological mapping mention in report and some photograph and planning mention in report all section of investigation is complete means engineer approved your geo technical report (Ching & Schweckendiek, 2021).


Q-13 Explain briefly:

1.      Cultural & Heritage Management.

2.      Environmental Management.

3.      Geotechnical Management.

4.      Quality Management.

5.      Hydrological & Meteorological Management.

A-13 Cultural & Heritage Management

Cultural heritage management refers development of tourism industry and generate revenue and maintenance and preserved your heritage that attract the tourist and all facilities provides tourist so tourist attracts more and generate more revenue (Avram, et al., 2019).

Environmental Management

Environment management include the changes of environment by humans and industries encourage human for use renewable energy source for save environment because it is good for human health and properly manage wastage for reduce pollution and save water resources and keep clean water resources for best management. The main goal of environmental management is reduced waste and reduce greenhouse gas and pollution free environment.

Geotechnical Management

Geo technical management include the properly check soil properties before construction and site inspection and check condition of site geo technical management is important for planning the any construction work and identify soil density, water flow pattern and rock condition so this management is mandatory for civil engineering and geo technical engineering.

Quality Management

Quality management means mange quality of any product some work is done at best level means quality is best and product of any organisation is also best four parts include in quality management quality investigation, quality assurance, quality control, quality planning some organisation include leadership, focus on customer for best quality.

Hydrological & Meteorological Management

Hydrological management is, mange the reservoir and lake and dam water for reduce water hazards that include flood, droughts forecast before flood and save your nature means best management and manage water related risk water pollution and dam failure and disease control is under hydrological management.


Q-14 What is meant by System Close Outs?
A-14 System closed out refers all the activity and required work of project is completed it means finalize all project activities and formally all work is completed. All document is approving and sign out all project it is require for financial support.



Q-15 Describe unit rate estimating.

Unit rate method that can be used to calculate al cost of project included price of all item that projects in your project unit rate contains amount of all resources that require to complete it is simple and quickly method to calculate resources price that can be used in construction in geotechnical work laboratory cost, survey cost ,planning cost, labor cost and each of the component that use in construction, engineer cost is estimated by unit rating method.


Q-16 What is meant by Statutory Compliance?
A-16 Statutory compliance is legal frame work that is use in any organization include in geo technical work employee work some rules and regulation for productive work. Employee work under labor law for productivity some rules and regulation involve in organization by government for employee is called statutory compliance.


Q-17 What types of geotechnical studies are applicable to road projects?
A-17 Geo technical studies of road work include properly check ground water condition and check soil properties before work and knowledge of chemical and physical analysis before work check soil thickness and depth of soil and planning is require for best work and site investigation, exploration method trial pit or trenches, boring method known before work auger boring, wash boring rotary drilling study require and soil sampling is most important for road work



Q-18 What needs to be included in a geotechnical design cost estimate? Why?
A-18 The cost of geo technical report in Australia is $700 to$ 2000included soil test and laboratory test rock test and all site inspection cost employee cost is included in geotechnical cost geo technical design cost include total construction and investigation cost it need great experience many hours consume thinking sketching and computer calculation use for determine project cost including unforeseen event so require great experience (Ching & Schweckendiek 2021).


Q-19 Briefly explain the need and use of surveying before geotechnical design works?
A-19 The process of surveying is used in geo technical design work to fulfill various purpose included soil test rock test and remote area sensing check site before work is part of survey it helps better project planning and construction it provides map and planning for better work.
in geo technical work survey is mandator for successful work Topographical map showing hills, rivers, forests, villages towns so it is most important for your work location. For planning purpose survey is required include bridge work dam work, road design project or mining project so all work require survey. Geo technical survey is first step before construction Survey include soil density and consistency of soil and ground water level and type of rocks that is mandatory for construction and any structure. Land slope, land area, water level, the height of building and geographical location is part of survey (Gong, et al, 2015).


Q-20 What client information would you require prior to commencing a geotechnical design project? Who provides this information?
A-20 Building owner or government is the client of geo technical design project is client of report this report is made by geo technical engineer in this report included soil sample, location, river area, town or city where construction start check earth properties. which structure you design, dam, tunnel, foundations, retaining walls, building, road so soil sample require for report. It is a tool that define site conditions, road designs, bridge design, personal construction and technical assistance an d cost is require for make report (Basu et al., 2015).


Q-21 Why would councils require geotechnical reports?
A-21 Geo technical reports is require for check chemical and physical quality of soil that is mandatory before construction or any civil work some information include in geo technical report describe soil properties and water and site condition or what type of soil ,density of soil, contamination present or not in soil ,organic report of soil, foundation design ,solution for foreseen issues and unforeseen event describes and location of structure provide budget provide all aspect full fill geo technical report .soil is capable for take load or [sporting the structure is very important information for construction.
























Written Assessment Outcome


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Assessed by:               _________________________ 


Assessor Signature:  _________________________


Date:                           _________________________




Assessor Instructions: Assessment 2 – Project


Task – 1: Plan for the detailed design of geotechnical works

1.1              Meet with the Project Client and Architect to Discuss the project, work requirements and project scope to carry out detailed geotechnical design.
(Use meeting agenda and meeting minutes template provided below)

1.2              Access and interpret the obtained documentation to locate the construction area. Discuss the details provided in each document obtained from client.

1.3              Identify relevant industry standards and discuss the compliance requirements to ensure your work is following state regulations and standards.

1.4              Prior to designing, prepare a design management plan outlining the processes and making the best use of available resources.

1.5              Identify potential site hazards, constraints, and conditions and conduct a risk assessment for your project.



Meeting minutes template:

Minutes of meeting: 30 minutes

Meeting objective: meeting with client for evaluation of project progress in geotechnical work include soil sample, structure foundation project and budget.

Attendees: client, geotechnical engineer, stakeholders, architecture, manager, employee.

Venue:  New south wells Australia



No. Points discussed Actions suggested Target date
1 Investigation of soil, soil test Determine bearing capacity of soil and check density of soil dig trial pits boreholes technique, and laboratory or visual inspection require for soil investigation. 5 -08-2022
2. Structure foundation before construction Foundation support the structure of building it means if foundation strong means building will also strong

Lay out cement and concrete

Anti-termite treatment

Apply brickwork for foundation.



10-8 2022
3. Rock test Rock testing and site inspection is requiring before build any structure. 15-05 2022
Signature of attendee 1:    architecture                               signature of attendee 2: Wilson

Signature of attendee 3:   stakeholders                                   signature of attendee 4: geo technical engineer


1.2: all information that client gives require foundation structure for building it can be defined in a way foundation is support of wall bridge and all structure for take load and reduce hazards and soil sample is mandatory before starting construction (Lazarte, et al., 2015).

Many types of foundation introduced by geo technical engineering

Shallow foundation, isolated foundation pad footing, combined footing, strip footing, deep foundation, pile foundation, pier foundation, Cassian or well foundation, raft foundation, strap footing. soil sample is required for check soil ph., soil salinity, nutrient in soil density, moisture foundation design is based on soil test.and check soil is settle or not is important (Ameratunga, et al., 2016).

1.3: Relevant industry for geo technical work is geo technical engineer and architecture and build and infrastructure owner is responsible for all construction work geo technical engineer make report before include planning of work and budget-based client information. . (Phoon & Ching, 2015)

And in this meeting develop foundation and soil test for structure. Compliance is geotechnical engineering is requiring for geo technical work and knowledge of all equipment and machine that use soil test water flow, check seismic condition and foundation developing (Phoon & Ching, 2015).

1.4: Before start any construction, soil testing is requiring in which geotechnical engineer determines the depth and length of the pillars that inserted soil for building foundation soil test is part of best construction method it reduce the risk that occur foundation problems. Test gives knowledge about density and water content in soil after this test use structure foundation method and geo technical engender inspect site properly and proctor soil test use for construction strong foundation is use for make safe building two foundation shallow foundation is use for small project and deep foundation is use for taking high load mean melty layer building. And keep safe for health of humans. Whole work kiss done under geo technical engineer (Ameratunga, et al., 2016).

1.5: Geotechnical engineer asses all risk that occur in construction for manage and less loss occur risk in construction included unexpiated ground condition, site clearance ,flooding ,placing of fill geo textile and soil and ground water play important role in instability of building this is hazard of construction son so support is require for stability the constraint of project is m ace plan for construction and budget it  is responsibilities of geo technical engineer for mange whole work and equipment use and employee safety is constraint for construction (Phoon & Ching., 2015).







Task – 2: Undertake the detailed design of geotechnical works

2.1              Identify and analyze any viable options and make recommendations for the preferred option to be followed in your detailed Geotechnical Design Works.

2.2              Communicate and coordinate with your Manager/Design Team to discuss your design progress according to workplace requirements.

2.3              Based on the information and data gathered in task 1, Undertake the required and recommended detailed geotechnical design.

2.4              Prepare a cost estimate for executing the designed geotechnical works.

2.5              Prepare a report by completing and compiling all the documentation required for the geotechnical design and send it to the stakeholders for review.

2.6              Prepare a presentation using engineering graphical presentation techniques for your meeting with the stake holders.



2.1: Geo technical engineer make report for project and any construction for stability of building And planning is require for better work and in this report is based on client requirement and budget is introduced in this report and geo technical engineer check properly for reduce hazard of  construction so properly done soil test and made best foundation for building according to requirement and deep foundation is better for large building it reduce flood issue and seismic problem and make perfect infrastructure and best architecture and design make best construction and stable building .and investigate site before report check soil density and water condition and all and mention all problem in report .  Properly report design is recommend for project for stable construction and asses risk before construction (Chang, et al., 2016).

2.2: Geotechnical engineer meets with manager and employee for share report for design project in this report share budget, require equipment, site inspection report, risk and hazard also in introduced in work period for safety purpose soil test, foundation requirement and map for construction introduce all document for employee and manger flor make stable system (Ching & Schweckendiek 2021).

2.3: In task 1 we introduced the requirement for geotechnical work for building construction before start work soil test is done for density and check moisture in soil  masculinity ,ph. of soil so lab test introduced for soil test all work is done under gee technical engineer and shallow found ration for small building and deep foundation for multi-story build for stability foundation is require for take load ion foundation is strong it means building is strong in any seismic condition safety and asses risk before start work and make stable building and structure .

2.4: In Australia normal building cost is $ 313,800 per square meter and include architecture cost, geo technical engineer cost, material cost and soil test cost are$360 to 460 $ and all expenses require for building (Chang, et al., 2016).

2.5: All document presented in geo technical report require structure foundation for building, soil test report sold or gravel soil use in building, rock, ground water, material, risk and solution, map for construction, budget and material introduced in report and after properly inspect site report is made by geo technical engineer and it is base of construction.

2.6: Presentation




Task – 3: Finalise design processes of geotechnical works

3.1              Meet with the relevant stakeholders for a performance review meeting and gather their feedbacks.

3.2              Review client and stakeholder feedbacks and perform design verification according to your workplace requirements.

3.3              Explain the recording / filing / storage system of the workplace. Confirm design records are filed according to the workplace requirements.

3.4              Identify the authority/personnel responsible for granting approval to the designs. Gain approval for your Geotechnical Works design.

3.5              Close out the systems as per your organizations policies.



.1: Geo technical engineer – Good morning

Stake holders – good morning sir

Geo technical engineer –  I introduced designed project in task 1 and 2 you have any feedback after review please share feedback.

Stakeholder – no sir report is perfect all document is present in report a site investigation also perfect but safety is requiring. For equipment

Geo technical engineer –  ok if you have problem in work place share feedback. And consider your feedback and solve thus issue.

Stakeholder – okay sir, thanks

3.2: After review feedback of client is less satisfy this project some changes are require in work place include foundation is make strong because building load is high and material they use in building is less expensive for reduce cost and properly investigate again for design project and solve all issue that in feedback (Miranda, et al., 2021).

3.3: Cement is put inleak proof apartment All data and equipment that require in building storage properly for safety purpose and diversify employee for care of the equipment and according to skill operate all equipment and all file data and computer data is save in computer and it is under office work and all data play important role in build infrastructure (Fenton, et al, 2015).

3.4: Geotechnical engineer is responsible for approval design and overall project and architecture has authority after completing whole client has any issue in project he meets engineer and architecture for resolve issue. Because work is done under geo technical engineer and architecture and all planning and report is make engineer. Finally, manger has authority of deliver project to client. (Miranda, et al., 2021)

3.5: Project closure is final step manager verifies that client, stake holder or customer find deliverable according to desires means finally client got project is project closure structure is made and client found proper structure is project closure manger review and compare baseline and document that provide client and all deliverable handed off client and celebrate success (Fenton, et al, 2015).





Task – 4: Support and review the application of the design of geotechnical works

4.1              Plan for a site visit when geotechnical design is being implemented. Provide clarification and advice to the site personnel regarding your designs as required to meet job requirements.

You are to provide recommendations to deal with the situation.


4.2              Review the application of the design and recommend changes for continuous improvement.

4.3              Ensure all work on site is being commenced as per compliance.

4.4              Perform necessary steps to Contribute to the validation of the design


4.1: All the design of the project implements on site

Properly investigate the site, soil test, rock test, foundation structure requires and check soil and water contamination all policy apply on site practically.

Check all employee work well and give instruction about product and

Attempt soil sample and check density of soil and apply all work in [perfect way on site. Give advice for achieve stable building target so according to load made foundation shallow foundation for all building and big foundation is called deep foundation (Gong, et al, 2015).

4.2: Experience is requiring for solve geotechnical design problem included high load problem, soil water interaction problem loose soil require settlement for foundation work check soil sample and provide solution about constraint. Apply theoretical model for solve problem and experimental model also perform in site (Basu et al., 2015).

4.3: Geo technical engineer ensured all work is done according to compliance and according to design report and some instruction and investigation provide according to issue for better work. All work is done according to regulation and law (Basu et al., 2015).

4.4: Import step go geo technical model conduct subsurface and surface exploration time to time of stable structure Focus on cost saving policy and work can do best in reasonable cost. Provide assistance by assistance geo technical specialist. Follow geo technical report for achieve target and these reports communicate to earth work and foundation and soil test. All employee safety rule follows and know work properly for stable system. Check ground improvement technique, landslide correction, material site, centerline cut and embankment. Validation is an accuracy that model represent it means all rule is follow to made this project and customer is satisfied for this project (Gong, et al., 2015).


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RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design

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