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Presenter: Ken Berry, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: St Louis, MO

Holiday Inn Forest Park
5915 Wilson Avenue
St Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-645-0700

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

Soil Investigation and Classification

   Properties of soil
      • Importance of recognizing soil properties
      • Formation of soils
      • Types of soils
   Soil investigation
      • Site reconnaissance
      • Geology and visual observations
      • Drilling and boring
      • Test pits
      • Establishing appropriate investigational methods
      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports

Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils

   Soil permeability
   Compressibility of soil
   Soil hydraulics
      • Saturation, hydraulic gradient, and conductivity
   Drained and undrained shear strength
      • Vertical and lateral earth pressure
   Stress and failure in soils

Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity

   Calculating bearing capacity
   Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
   Bearing capacity of piers and piles
   Increasing bearing capacity
      • Draining and compaction
      • Soil improvement

Determining and Increasing Slope Stability

   Natural and engineered slopes
   Reviewing basic concepts of slope stability
   Understanding slope failures
   Impact of surface water and groundwater
   Examining slope stabilization methods
      • Unloading
      • Draining and compaction
      • Reinforcement
      • Soil improvement

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours/CEUs
     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 contact hours/CEUs to architects and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Missouri.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor inNew 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.

This course offers construction contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been reviewed by any 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.


Ken Berry, P.E.

Senior Consultant at Golder Associates
Mr. Berry has been an engineer for over 25 years. His work is focused on geotechnical engineering. He has worked on foundations for buildings, highways, runways, dams, levees, and utility-related projects. Mr. Berry is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ St. Louis Geotechnical Subcommittee. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and his M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is also an adjunct professor at the Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri – St. Louis Joint Engineering Program.

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.