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Deep Foundation Design and Construction

Presenter: Ray Meyer, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Austin, TX

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
500 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8181

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:45 - 1:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:45 - 4:30 pm

Overview of Deep Foundations

   Types of deep foundations
      • Driven piles
      • Drilled shafts
      • Augercast piles
      • Others
   Hybrid foundations
   Grouping piles

Building Site Evaluation

   Soil mechanics overview
   Site exploration
   Subsurface exploration
   Laboratory soil testing
   Design soil profile

Determining Bearing Capacity and Settlement

   Determining bearing capacity of soil
   Computing settlement
   Calculating residual and transient loads

Estimating Axial Capacity and Analyzing Lateral Loads

   Determining axial capacity in sand, clay and rock
   Lateral load testing on piles and pile groups

Conducting Load and Integrity Tests

   Integrity testing of cast-in-situ deep foundations
   Performing load testing and analyzing results
   Incorporating test results into design

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW CEPHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours (TX CEPHs) to architects, and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not pre-approved in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers 6.5 PDHs to Texas geoscientists. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval.

This seminar also offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity; it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Ray Meyer, P.E.

Vice President with Paradigm Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Meyer has over 40 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, environmental assessments and forensic investigations. His practice focuses on dealing with expansive and soft soils conditions, soil-structure interaction and foundation and paving constructibility issues. Mr. Meyer earned his BSCE and MCE degrees from the University of Houston. He is a professional engineer in the states of Texas and Arkansas and a licensed corrective action project manager with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Mr. Meyer is an adjunct professor for the College of Engineering Technology, Department of Construction Management at the University of Houston-Main Campus where he instructs courses in Construction Materials Testing and Soils and Foundation Engineering. He is a past president of the University of Houston Engineering Alumni Association, a past director of the Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories-Houston branch, and a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Deep Foundation Committee.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.