Design of Deep Excavations – Theory, Methods and Software Application

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the design of deep excavation projects. Starting from theory and simple examples to more advanced topics the workshop will be covering several common deep excavation design methods and tricks, distilling years of deep excavation design experience. The workshop will build on solid fundamentals, and help engineers minimize uncertainties in deep excavation design. 

The workshop focuses both on theory and practice. The attendees will have a chance to learn or refresh their knowledge of different deep excavation design methods and standards used wordwide, and they will have a chance to apply all the methods within advanced software applications. During the workshop, several excavation design types and models will be reviewed and simulated, extending the participant engineers perception and knowledge on how to solve composite problems and provide economic alternative solutions.


July 14 2021, 10.30 AM to 6 PM EDT

  • Introduction to Deep excavations
  • Geotechnical basics for deep excavations & soil property estimation
  • Cantilever wall analysis
  • Walls with one bracing level
  • Limit-equilibrium analysis methods for multiple supports
  • Examples for braced excavation designs
  • Surcharge options
  • Slope stability & basal stability options
  • Basic non-linear analysis & examples

July 15 2021, 10.30 AM to 6 PM EDT

  • Advanced non-linear analysis topics & examples
  • Advanced options for limit-equilibrium pressures
  • LRFD and EC7 combinations
  • Modelling ground improvement
  • 3D Cofferdams and internal bracing
  • Gravity walls & examples
  • Building damage assesment
  • Design examples & practice
  • Wrap-up


Deep Excavation LLC

Event Details

DATE: 14th & 15th July 2021

Workshop Instructors

Dimitrios C. Konstantakos, P.E., is the founder and CEO of Deep Excavation LLC, a developer of user-friendly, high-quality, deep excavation calculation and design software. He is also the current chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Earth Retaining Structures Committee.
Mr. Konstantakos holds a master of science degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has been involved in the design of bridge foundations, tunnels, deep excavations, finite element simulations, piers and bulkheads, pile foundations, and field inspections. Mr. Konstantakos has also taught Support of Excavation Systems as an adjunct professor at New York University.

Dimitrios Mamoglou, P.E. EU is a professional Structural/Geotechnical Engineer, cooperating with Deep Excavation LLC since 2010. Mr Mamoglou has been involved with the company’s software products development, production of technical documents and manuals, as well as with the technical support and training of users in the effective use of geotechnical engineering programs.Mr. Mamoglou holds a Diploma of Engineeging Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He  is a Certified Professional Engineer in EU, and he has been involved in the design of pile foundations, helical pile projects and deep excavations.

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