HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: E. Allen Dunn, III, Ph.D., P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Arlington, TX

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16201

Product Number: 19 TXSHLFDC 8 16 MPDF LF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $269 (including shipping). 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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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Evaluating Building Sites

   Desk study 
   Site exploration 
     Subsurface exploration
   Laboratory soil testing 
   Design soil profile

Shallow Foundation Types and Design Considerations

   Spread footings 
   Mat foundations 

Bearing Capacity and Settlement

   Theories of bearing capacity 
   Consolidation settlement of clay soils 
   Elastic settlement of granular soils 
   Calculating loads and determining bearing capacity

Foundations on Difficult Soils

   Expansive soils 
   Subgrade improvement 
   Dewatering and drainage
   Excavation and underpinning

Shallow Foundations for Retaining Walls

   Bearing capacities
   Lateral soil pressures 
   Global stability
   Foundations on slopes
   Basement retaining walls


E. Allen Dunn, III, Ph.D., P.E.

Lead Foundation Engineer, M&S Engineering LLC

Mr. Dunn is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of civil engineering and related experience specializing in geotechnical engineering, pavement engineering, forensic and structural engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, and electrical transmission engineering. He is licensed in multiple states and his experience includes projects throughout the contiguous United States. Mr. Dunn has worked for commercial, governmental, military, and private clients. He earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Dunn earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University.