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Presenter: Bill Simpson

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Memphis, TN

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16179

Product Number: 19 TNSMSSFR 3 27 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

Description:

This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $269. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

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Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm


Slope Mechanics and Classification

   Properties of soil
      • Importance of recognizing soil properties
      • Formation of soils
      • Types of soils
   Soil investigation
      • Site reconnaissance
      • Geology and visual observations
      • Drilling and boring
      • Test pits
      • Establishing appropriate investigational methods
      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports


Slope Stability Analysis

   Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
   Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
   Geologic conditions and construction practices
   Field observations to distinguish types of instability
   Construction practices to improve or restore stability
   Examining causes of slope instability
   Slope stability analysis
   Use of vegetation
   Surface protection
   Evaluating types of slopes
   Natural slopes
   Engineered slopes


Reinforced Slope Stability Analysis

   Calculations and software
   Geosynthetic materials
   Alternatives
   Exercise
   Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture,
      relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost


Earth Structure Failures and Fixes/Site Layout and Prevention

   How to prevent a potential problem or failure
   How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
   Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
   Case studies/examples of failures and repairs

Speakers:

Bill Simpson

Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC

Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions. He designs and reviews shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in over 30 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while ensuring design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.