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Presenter: Bill Simpson, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lubbock, TX

Hilton Garden Inn
6027 45th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
Phone: 806-776-3900

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm


Soil Investigation and Classification

   Properties of soil
      • Importance of recognizing soil properties
      • Formation of soils
      • Types of soils
   Soil investigation
      • Site reconnaissance
      • Geology and visual observations
      • Drilling and boring
      • Test pits
      • Establishing appropriate investigational methods
      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports


Retaining Walls: What They Do and How They Do It

   Identifying and quantifying forces acting on retaining walls
   Weight of the wall
   Pressure from retained soil
   Pressure on foundation of wall
   Characteristics of soil
   Loads on retained soil
   Impacts of water—liquid and frozen
   Equations and examples


Geosynthetics and Retaining Walls

   Calculations and software
   Types of retaining walls
   Materials
   Alternatives
   Exercise
   Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, relative
      strength, relative permeability, and relative cost


Retaining Wall Failures and Fixes/Site Layout and Prevention

   How to prevent a potential problem or failure
   How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
   Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
   Case studies/examples of failures and repairs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects &
Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in Texas. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

This course offers 6.5 HSW CEPHs to Texas architects and landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885), and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved it for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

Professional engineers, architects, and landscape 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. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects and landscape architects.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs. ASFPM approval qualifies this program for Texas floodplain managers.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

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:

Bill Simpson, P.E.

Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC

Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC. He has designed and reviewed shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in over 30 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while maintaining design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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.