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Presenter: Terry McCleary

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Brookfield, WI

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-364-1100

This seminar is closed or full.


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
   Gabion walls
   Crib walls
   Private-sector vs. highway retaining wall systems

Retaining Wall Design

   Soil design parameters
   Lateral earth pressure
   External stability
      • Sliding
      • Overturning
      • Bearing capacity
      • Settlement
      • Scour
   Internal stability
   Global stability
   Special considerations for tiered retaining walls
   Service life
   Design software

Slope Stabilization

   Science of slope stability
   Surficial vs. deep-seated slope stability
   Long term vs. short term stability
   Slope stabilization techniques
      • Regrading
      • Excavation and replacement
      • Slope reinforcement/pinning
      • Ground improvement
      • Toe retaining walls

Retaining Wall andSlope Stabilization Case Histories

  Various commercial, residential projects
   Various highway and institutional projects

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Architects &
Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Wisconsin. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wisconsin.

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Terry McCleary

McCleary Engineering

McCleary Engineering specializes in geotechnical investigations and recommendations for foundation design, retaining walls, slope stability, embankments, pavement design and rehabilitation, subgrade treatments and other engineering services such as drainage studies. McCleary Engineering is Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) prequalified in general geotechnical services, subsurface explorations, structure geotechnical reports and construction inspection categories.

Mr. McCleary has nearly 19 years of construction and geotechnical engineering experience with IDOT. Six years were spent on the front lines of contract administration in construction as a resident engineer on bridge and roadway projects which included construction layout, material inspection and construction practice inspection. For the last 13 years at IDOT, Mr. McCleary was the District #3 geotechnical engineer, working with hands-on subsurface investigations; analysis, design, and inspection of geotechnical engineering projects; and on-the-spot problem solving. He has served on numerous statewide committees involving abutment design, piling, aggregate subgrade, subgrade stability, pavement under drains and pavement rehabilitation. He served on a nationwide Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pooled fund study on deep soil mixing technology. In 2009, Mr. McCleary left IDOT to work full time at his company, McCleary Engineering. Mr. McCleary is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, Montana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Deep Foundations Institute, the Pile Driving Contractors Association and the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers. He is currently serving on the NCHRP Committee for the research of bridge scour on gravel bed rivers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $259.00

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