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Shallow Foundation Design and Construction

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

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Houston, TX

Marriott West Loop - By the Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-960-0111

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW CEPHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW/CEPHs continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units(Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsorin New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsorfor engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No.24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar 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.


E. Allen Dunn, III, P.E.

Lead Foundation Engineer, M&S Engineering, L.L.C.
Mr. Dunn is a licensed professional engineer with over 18 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 line engineering. His professional experience includes projects throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Mr. Dunn has worked for commercial, governmental, military, and private clients. He earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering and M.B.A degree both from University of Texas at San Antonio.

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.