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Deep Excavations

Presenter: Dimitrios C. Konstantakos, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Introduction to Deep Excavations
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   Defining deep excavations

   Types of deep excavations

   Methods of stabilization

   Common problems and challenges

Soil Mechanics, Cantilever Walls and Anchored Sheet Pile Walls
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 PM CDT

   Understanding soil response

   Basic earth pressure theory

   Cantilever wall analysis

   Anchored sheet pile walls

Braced Excavation Design
Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Braced walls

   Apparent earth pressures

   Analysis methods


       • Applications for cofferdams

       • Methods of constructing

       • Design details and methods

ASD and LRFD Design
Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   ASD vs LRFD design framework

   LRFD limitations

   Design examples

   Deep excavation design computer labs

       • Solving braced excavations

       • Case history

Webinar Instructions

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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

     6.5 HSW CE Hours


    6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved continuing education 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 continuing education 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.

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Dimitrios C. Konstantakos, P.E.

Dimitrios C. Konstantakos, P.E., is the founder and CEO of Deep Excavation LLC, a developer of user-friendly, robust, high-quality, integrated deep excavation calculation and design software. He is also the current chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Earth Retaining Structures Committee. Mr. Konstantakos holds a master of science degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has been involved in the design of bridge foundations, tunnels, deep excavations, finite element simulations, piers and bulkheads, and pile foundations, and he has been involved in field inspections. Mr. Konstantakos’s experience includes structural engineering with a leading geotechnical firm in New York, New York. He is a professional engineer in the states of New York and West Virginia, and a European Union P.E. in Geotechnical Engineering. Mr. Konstantakos has also taught Support of Excavation Systems as an adjunct professor at New York University.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $325.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $275.00

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