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Presenter: James “Jay” A. McKelvey, III, D.GE, F.ASCE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Amherst, NY

Buffalo Marriott - Niagara
1340 Millersport Hwy.
Amherst, NY 14221
Phone: 716-689-6900

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm


Soil Mechanics Review, OSHA Requirements and Slope Stability

   Soil mechanics review
   OSHA requirements for excavations
   Safe vs. stable excavations
   Slope stability for excavations


Shoring Options and Earth Pressure Theories and Influences

   Shoring options
   Earth pressure theories
   Influence of surcharges
   Influence of overlying slopes and seepage


Vertical Excavation Design

   Modes of failure
   ASD and LRFD design methodologies
   Cantilever wall analysis
   Influence of movement
   Lateral earth pressures for braced walls
   Braced walls
   Anchored walls
   Cofferdams
   Basal heave
   Horizontal deformation
   Vertical deformation
   Structural design


Case Histories

   Open cuts
   Vertical shoring
   Cofferdams
   Tie Backs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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:

James “Jay” A. McKelvey, III, D.GE, F.ASCE

Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc.

Mr. McKelvey is the director of the Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Mr. McKelvey is also a diplomate (D.GE) of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE).

Mr. McKelvey has extensive experience in geotechnical engineering including site assessment and field investigations; deep and shallow foundation design for buildings, bridges and other structures; retaining wall design; embankment stability; mechanically- stabilized soil structure; and subsurface hydrology.

He also has significant experience in heavy construction claim mitigation and in litigation support pertaining to impacted heavy construction projects. Mr. McKelvey has also handled construction support and construction quality assurance projects.

His environmental engineering experience includes technical contributions to the remediation of many Superfund sites and over 50 landfill design projects.

Mr. McKelvey has published over 25 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings and trade magazines. He is the treasurer for the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI), serves on the GeoInstitute committees for Earth Structures and Geosynthetics, and is a voting member in ASTM committees Soil and Rock (D18), and Geosynthetics (D35).

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.