Mechanical methods: compaction theory, properties of compacted soils, laboratory tests, field equipment, compaction specifications and control, dynamic compaction, vibroflotation, blasting techniques. Hydraulic methods: theory of wells, dewatering systems, drainage of slopes, preloading and use of vertical sand/wick drains. Physical and chemical methods: granular admixtures, Portland cement, lime, calcium chloride, fly ash, bitumen, grouting materials and techniques. Inclusion methods: reinforced earth with steel strips or geosynthetics, soil nails and rock bolts. Laboratory and computer applications. Pre-req: CVLE 333.