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Retaining Wall Design and Slope Stabilization Techniques

Presenter: Bill Simpson, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm


Retaining Walls: What They Do and How They Do It

   Identifying and quantifying forces acting on retaining walls
      • Weight of the wall
      • Pressure from retained soil
      • Pressure on foundation of wall
      • Characteristics of soil
      • Loads on retained soil
      • Impacts of water—liquid and frozen
      • Vibration
      • Expansion/contraction
   Equations and examples


Geosynthetics and Retaining Walls, Embankments and Slopes

   Calculations and software
   Types of retaining walls
   Embankments
   Slopes
   Materials
   Alternatives
   Exercise
      • Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture,
         relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost


Slope Stabilization Techniques

   Examining slope failures
   Slope stability analysis
   Stabilization techniques
      • Unloading
      • Drainage
      • Reinforcement
      • Mechanical stabilization


Slope Stabilization Case Histories

   Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
   Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
   Geologic conditions and construction practices
   Field observations to distinguish types of instability
   Construction practices to improve or restore stability


Retaining Wall/Slope Failures and Fixes

   How to prevent a potential problem or failure
   How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
   Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
   Case studies/examples of failures and repairs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

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 deemed an approved architect and landscape architect continuing education sponsor 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.

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.

Speakers:

Bill Simpson, PE

Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC. He has designed and reviewed shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in over 30 states, and consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while ensuring design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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.