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Presenter: Bill Simpson, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Soil Investigation and Classification
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

   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
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:30 - 2:30 PM CST

   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
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM CST

   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
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM CST

   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




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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Engineers:
    7.5 PDHs

Architects:
     7.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
     7.5 HSW LUs


Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). 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.

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (No. 1232). See each qualified webinar listing for CEUs available or pending approval.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.

Speakers:

Bill Simpson, P.E.

Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC

Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions. He designs and reviews 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 ensuring 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: $375.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $325.00

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