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Presenter: Ibraheem Shunnar

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Seminar Location: Online

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Evaluating Building Sites
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Soil mechanics overview

   Site exploration

   Subsurface exploration

   Laboratory soil testing

   Design soil profile

Shallow Foundation Design
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Bearing capacity


   Spread footings

   Mat foundations

Special Considerations in Foundation Design and Construction
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Foundations on expansive soils

   Foundations on stratified soils

   Foundations on the slope

   Retaining and basement walls

   Slope stability

   Excavation and grading

   Dewatering and drainage

   Surface preparation and verification

   Complying with building codes

Soil Improvement and Foundation Diagnosis and Repair
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Soil improvement

   Causes of foundation damage

   Repair techniques

      • Structural support

         - Helical piers

         - Jacked piers

         - Mini piles

         - Slab jacking

         - Pit underpinning

      • Grouting methods

         - Cement grouting

         - Chemical grouting

         - Compaction grouting

         - Fracture grouting

         - Jet grouting

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 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 (Provider No. CE21700059), 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.


Ibraheem Shunnar

Director of Engineering at The Mannik & Smith Group

Mr. Shunnar has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with expertise in specialty foundations, ground improvement, slope stability, instrumentation and waste management. He has a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Shunnar is the author of many articles and papers on geotechnical engineering. He was the project manager for the Fairlane Green redevelopment project, winner of the 2008 National Phoenix Award. He is also the recipient of the distinguished achievement award from the University of Michigan.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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