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Presenter: Terry McCleary

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Louisville, KY

Hilton Garden Inn Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, KY 40209
Phone: 502-637-2424

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

Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacity, and Earth Retention

   Understanding soil characteristics
   Basic earth pressure theory
   Bracing systems
   Tieback anchors
   Soil nail walls
   Sheet pile and soldier pile walls
   Secant pile and diaphragm walls
   Top-down excavations
   Using cofferdams

Reviewing Deep Foundation Types

   Types of deep foundations
      • Driven piles
      • Drilled shafts
      • Auger cast piles
      • Others
   Hybrid foundations
      • Grouping piles
   Selecting foundation type:
   Life expectancy, cost, soil conditions

Excavation Safety

   OSHA requirements
   Excavation Trenching
   Egress Water management

Pile Design

   Effective stress
   Estimating axial capacity
   Skin friction
      • Granular soils and cohesive soils
   End bearing
      • Soil and rock
   Uplift capacity
   Computing settlement
   Down drag
   Lateral resistance
   Battered piles

Installation and Testing

   Construction preparation
   Construction techniques
   Quality assurance/quality control
   Field records
   Pile testing
      • Load test, PDA, CAP/WAP, PIT/PET

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CPE Hours/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing professional education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.

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.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 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 construction contractors. It is not approved by any state licensing entity for contractor continuing education credit.

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.


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 the 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, 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 National Cooperative Highway Research Program Committee for the research of bridge scour on gravel bed rivers.

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.