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- 5:00 pm
Types of Retaining Walls
Traditional cantilevered retaining walls
• Reinforced concrete walls
• Reinforced concrete masonry walls
Soldier pile and lagging walls
Traditional timber walls
Traditional gravity walls
Reinforced soil retaining walls
Anchored retaining walls (tie-backs, soil nailing, etc.)
Temporary retaining walls
Over-steepened reinforced slopes
Private-sector vs. highway retaining wall systems
Cost of retaining walls
Retaining Wall Design
Soil design parameters
Lateral earth pressure
• Bearing capacity
Special considerations for tiered retaining walls
Science of slope stability
Long term vs. short term stability
Slope stabilization techniques
• Excavation and replacement
• Slope reinforcement/pinning
• Ground improvement
• Toe retaining walls
Retaining Wall and Slope Stabilization Case Histories
Various commercial, residential projects
Various highway and institutional projects
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Managers
7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
7.0 ASFPM CECs
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers a 7.0 hour continuing education opportunity to California professional engineers, landscape architects, architects (non-credit), and floodplain managers. Continuing education is not required for license maintenance or renewal in California.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885), the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs, and the Association of State Floodplain Mangers for 7.0 CECs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES andLA/CES.
Professional engineers, landscape architects, and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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.
Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E.
California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Tiwari is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of California State University, Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2003 in Geotechnical Engineering and is expert in the fields of slope stability and stabilization, landslide mitigation, applied GIS, soil behavior and characterization, earth retaining structures, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Dr. Tiwari is a member of various technical committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and he is an editor as well as a reviewer for various international journals pertinent to geotechnical engineering. He was post-doc at Niigata University, Japan, and at Virginia Tech for more than three years prior to joining CSUF in 2006. Dr. Tiwari is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California and has more than 25 years experience in design and implementation of projects pertinent to slope stability and stabilization as well as earth retaining structures.