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
Slope Movement and Mechanisms
Types of slope movement and instability
• Rock-fall and rockslides
• Translational and rotational failures
• Debris flows and rapidly moving landslides
Analyzing the stability of slopes
Slope stability concepts
• Reviewing geologic conditions
• Examining soils and topography
• Evaluating surface and groundwater conditions
A brief discussion of soil and rock mechanics
• The influence of water
Evaluating types of slopes
• Natural slopes
• Engineered slopes
Methods of slope stability analysis
Slope Stabilization Methods
Use of vegetation (bioengineering)
Installing earth retention structures
Rock slope stabilization
Preserving Streambeds, Shorelines and Drainage Channels
Stormwater management and drainage
Reviewing Slope Stabilization Case Studies
Examples of slope stabilization using retaining walls
Examples of slope stabilization using geosynthetics
Examples of slope stabilization using combinations of methods
Examples of rockfall mitigation
Examples of slope stabilization using earthworks
• Shear keys and buttresses
Examples of slope stabilization using drainage
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Manager
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 HSW Contact Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
Certified Floodplain Managers
6.5 ASFPM CECs
6.5 Commercial CE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education/contact hours to architects (HSW), landscape architects (HSW), and professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this seminar for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.
This seminar offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors. Courses and course providers are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.
Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Curran E. Mohney, RG, CEG
Mr. Mohney is presently the Engineering Geology Program leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The Engineering Geology Program at ODOT encompasses site characterization, subsurface exploration, slopes and embankments, geologic hazards, groundwater, geotechnical instrumentation, and planning and research activities. In this role, he also oversees the Unstable Slopes (landslide/rockfall) Program for ODOT. He is a registered geologist and a certified engineering geologist in Oregon with over 25 years of experience in Oregon and the western states. Mr. Mohney has been the Engineering Geology Program leader since 2004. Prior to this, he had been a staff and project-level geologist for consulting firms and the mining industry as well as for ODOT. He is a graduate of the Geology Program at Portland State University. During his professional career, Mr. Mohney has been involved in the investigation, design, and mitigation of hundreds of landslides and rockfalls.