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Foundation Damage and Repair

Presenter: Michael Perlow Jr. P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Structure Loads, Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacityand Geo-Environmental Hazards
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Applicable building code, special inspections and FEMA-ASCE flood requirements

   Structural foundation, slab, basement, and retaining wall loading – ASCE 7-16 mininmum design loading

   Impacts of extreme weather, geohazards, Natech hazards, aging-failing infrastructure

   Soil formation, classification, physical and engineering soil-rock properties, groundwater

      • Soil-Rock types, formation, geology, stratigraphy

      • Site investigations, groundwater, and site drainage

      • Engineering soil-rock properties and classification

      • Soil shear strength and compressibility

      • Soil stresses, increases due to loads

Foundation-Wall Design and Construction
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

   Overview of foundation types, selection criteria

   Shallow foundation types, general design guidelines, examples

   Basement – retaining wall types, construction and design guidelines

   Intermediate and deep foundation systems, pile raft foundation support

   Foundation underpinning using helical piles, grouted hollow-bar and micropiles

   Specialty tangent, secant, jet-grout, soldier pile, sheet pile, and slurry walls

Assessment of Foundation-Slab Damage & Repair Alternatives
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment

      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading

      • Settlement, frost heave, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, adjacent construction

      • Sinkhole subsidence, subsurface erosion, mine subsidence, pumping, utility failures

   Repair alternatives and example case histories (substation, residential, commercial, sinkholes)

      • Underpinning using piles and piers, soil tiebacks, crack repair, waterproofing

Assessment of Foundation-Retaining Wall Damage & Repair Alternatives
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment

      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading, adjacent construction

      • Settlement, frost loading, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, poor site-wall drainage

      • Extreme weather-flood overloads, connection failures to supporting diaphragm walls

   Repair alternatives and example case histories (residential, MSE and stone retaining walls)

      • Carbon fiber, crack repair, tiebacks, underpinning, MSE-sheet pile-secant-tangent walls

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

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Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra)

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Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Michael Perlow Jr. P.E.

Owner of Engineering Knowledge Management LLC
Mr. Perlow is a retired civil and geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in foundation and marine geotechnical engineering with special technical expertise in geo-environmental hazard assessments, failure investigations, sinkhole stabilization, foundation and utility infrastructure repair. Mr. Perlow is a registered professional engineer and a graduate of Lehigh University with BSCE and MSCE degrees. He is also the author of some 30 technical publications who has presented at numerous conferences, seminars and meetings. Mr. Perlow retired from full-time consulting in April 2015 and continues to work part-time in retirement. He remains the owner of EKMLLC - Engineering Knowledge Management LLC and is completing publications and an Elsevier book on geo-environmental hazard risk management. In addition, Mr. Perlow is also completing publications on a two-year applied research project focusing on drilled foundation limit state design. He also provides continuing education seminars and webinars. He is developing a unique drilled foundation knowledge management system (DFKMS) that will accumulate user knowledge, experience and foundation design-performance data through the use of simple estimating spreadsheets. User collective knowledge and experience is archived in the DFKMS which will result in constant improvement of the estimating spreadsheet predictions and validation. A similar knowledge-based geo-environmental hazard risk management system (GEHRMS) application is also under final development by Mr. Perlow.Mr. Perlow has been a speaker for HalfMoon Education since early 2016.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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