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Presenter: David O. Cram, P.E., M.ASCE and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Boise, ID

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-376-1000

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 - 5:00 pm

Slope Mechanics and Movement

   Types of slope movement and instability
      • Rock fall and rockslides
      • Slump
      • Mudslides
   Analyzing the stability of slopes
   Slope stability concepts
      • Reviewing geologic conditions
      • Examining soils and topography
      • Evaluating surface and groundwater conditions
      • Common causes of landslides
   Evaluating types of slopes
      • Natural slopes
      • Engineered slopes
   Methods of slope stability analysis

Slope Stabilization Methods

   Use of vegetation
   Surface protection
   Installing earth retention structures
   Rock slope stabilization
   Slope monitoring instruments and monitoring

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

     7.0 PDHs

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 in most states, including Idaho. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Idaho.

This program also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to Idaho landscape architects, geologists and contractors. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance canbe reported to the LA/CES.

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). 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, 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 program for 7.0 ASFPM CECs.

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.


David O. Cram, P.E., M.ASCE

Professional Geotechnical Engineer, Materials Testing and Inspection (MTI), LLC in Boise

Mr. Cram is a senior engineer and principal of Materials Testing and Inspection (MTI), LLC. He started MTI in June of 1994. Prior to this, Mr. Cram worked at Materials Testing Corporation as a staff engineer performing construction inspection/testing and geotechnical investigations throughout the northwest. He completed undergraduate engineering course work at Boise State University and the University of Idaho, and graduate level course work from University of Idaho and University of Missouri-Rolla, with an emphasis in Geotechnics. Mr. Cram is a member of Geoprofessional Business Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has over 29 years of construction and geotechnical engineering experience, with specialized expertise in dealing with constructability issues pertaining to challenging site soil conditions.

Jacob Schlador, P.E.

Geotechnical Engineer, Materials Testing and Inspection (MTI), LLC in Boise

Mr. Schlador is a geotechnical engineer at Materials Testing and Inspection, an Atlas Company. He started at MTI in May of 2014, after studying Civil Engineering at Gonzaga University. Mr. Schlador has worked on many different commercial projects as a geotechnical engineer and conducting special inspections. He has worked on many different design teams around the greater Boise area. Mr. Schlador has over four years of geotechnical and construction experience.

Clint Wyllie, G.I.T.

Staff Geologist, Materials Testing and Inspection (MTI), LLC, in Boise

Mr. Wyllie works as a staff geologist for Materials Testing & Inspection (MTI) in Boise. He started working with MTI in May of 2016 after attending Boise State University. Mr. Wyllie’s responsibilities at MTI include performing geotechnical investigations and preparing corresponding geotechnical engineering reports, with a focus on hillside development. He has worked on numerous slope stabilization projects in the Boise area as well as other parts of the Pacific Northwest.

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.