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Presenter: Ray Meyer, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

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

Deep Excavations: Introduction

   Defining deep excavations
   Types of deep excavations
   Methods of stabilization
   Common problems and challenges

Soil Mechanics and Earth Retention Systems

   Understanding soil response
   Basic earth pressure theory
   Bracing systems
   Tieback anchors
   Soil nail walls
   Sheet pile and soldier pile walls
   Secant pile and diaphragm walls
   Top-down excavation

Using Cofferdams

   Applications for cofferdams
   Methods of constructing
   Design details and methods

Deep Foundations

   Drilled shafts and continuous flight augured piles
   Driven piles and micro piles
   Design examples

Deep Excavation Case Studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

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.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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

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.


Ray Meyer, P.E.

Vice President with Paradigm Consultants, Inc.

Mr. Meyer has over 40 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, environmental assessments and forensic investigations. His current practice focuses on expansive and soft soils conditions, soil-structure interaction and foundation and paving constructability issues. Mr. Meyer earned his BSCE and MCE degrees from the University of Houston. He is a professional engineer in the states of Texas. Mr. Meyer is an adjunct professor for the College of Engineering Technology, Department of Construction Management at the University of Houston-Main Campus where he instructs courses in Construction Materials Testing and Soils and Foundation Engineering. He is a past president of the University of Houston Engineering Alumni Association, a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Deep Foundation Committee, a current director of the Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories-Houston branch, and a member of ASCE National Shallow Foundation Committee.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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