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Presenter: Michael Perlow Jr. P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Albany, NY

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
800 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-464-6666

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Structure Loads, Soils, Groundwater and Drainage

   Structural foundation, slab, basement, retaining wall loading
   Extreme weather, man’s activities, geohazard impacts
   Soil mechanics and structures
      • Soil properties
      • Groundwater and site drainage
      • Underground utilities and roof drains
      • Foundation bearing capacity and settlement
      • Soil loads on basement and retaining walls

Foundation Design and Construction

   Design-construction shallow, deep and intermediate foundations
   Continuous wall footings, column footings types
   Overview of basement walls types, construction, and design
   Overview of retaining wall types, construction, and design
   Foundation underpinning using micropiles, helical piles

Evaluation of Foundation/Slab Damage and Repair Alternatives

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Settlement
      • Frost heave
      • Expansive soils
      • Shrinkage
      • Subsurface erosion
      • Sinkhole subsidence
      • Mine subsidence
      • Pumping-dewatering
      • Cracking
      • Utility failures
   Repair methods and example case histories
      • Piers, piles
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Underpinning
      • Ground improvement

Evaluation of Wall Damage and Repair Alternatives

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Settlement
      • Frost loading
      • Expansive soils
      • Shrinkage
      • Poor drainage
      • Utility failures
      • Failure of connections to supporting diaphragms
   Repair methods and example case histories
      • Piers, piles
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Carbon fibers
       • Soldier beams
      • Crack repair
      • Secant-tangent walls
      • Underpinning
      • Reconstruction

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     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.

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

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 (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, 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.


Michael Perlow Jr. P.E.

Michael Perlow Jr. is a retired civil and geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in foundation and marine geotechnical engineering with special technical expertise in geo-environmental hazard assessments, failure investigations, sinkhole stabilization, and foundation and utility infrastructure repair. Mr. Perlow is a registered professional engineer and a graduate of Lehigh University with BSCE and MSCE degrees. He is also the author of some 30 technical publications and has presented at numerous conferences, seminars and meetings.

Mr. Perlow has extensive previous North American and international marine geotechnical experience with coastal and offshore projects including regional sewer systems, power plants, numerous outfall-intake pipelines, and offshore platforms. He also participated in the 1976 USGS Atlantic Margin Coring Project (AMCOR) and the Lehigh University Marine Geotechnical Laboratory (MGL) research program to develop geotechnical test areas for the US Navy using deep diving submersibles and a tethered test platform.

Mr. Perlow retired from full-time consulting in April 2015 and continues to work part-time in retirement. He remains the owner of EKMLLC, Engineering Knowledge Management LLC, and is completing publications and an Elsevier book on geo-environmental hazard risk management. In addition, Mr. Perlow is also completing publications on a two-year applied research project focusing on drilled foundation limit state design and pile capacity verification.

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.