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

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Harrisburg, PA

Red Lion Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-939-7841

Seminar is closed for registration.

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 PDHs

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 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses for Pennsylvania engineers are not subject to pre-approval.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). 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), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York.

This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state 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.

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.