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Presenter: David Chance and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-581-1000

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 - 4:30 pm

Evaluating and Repairing Foundation/Slab Damage 
D. Chance, J. Shaw

   Retrofit vs pre-construction
   Types of piers
   Evaluating/measuring foundation damage
   Foundation repair process
   Solution for slab settlement

Understanding and Diagnosing Foundation Issues
R. Jefferies

   Types of foundations throughout Utah
   Types of soils throughout Utah
   Expansive soils
   Causes for foundation settlement
   Solutions for foundation settling
   Ground improvement (pre-construction)

Science of Structures and Soils 
B. Warner

   Typical loads on shallow foundations
      • Gravity loads
      • Lateral loads
   Typical loads on walls
      • Gravity loads
      • Soil loads
   Typical loads on slabs
   Soil mechanics and effects on structures
      • Soil properties
      • Bearing capacity
      • Soil settlement
      • Effects of water, frost and freeze/thaw cycle

Foundation Features, Materials and Functionality 
M. Roblez

   Design and construction of shallow foundations
      • Continuous wall footings, column footings
   Design and construction of slab foundations
   Design and construction of basements and retaining walls
   Design and construction of specialty features: walk-outs, partially-exposed foundation

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Professional Ed. Hours/PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 professional education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Utah.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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 Chance

Davenport Foundation Repair, West Jordan, Utah

Mr. Chance has inspected and presented solutions for hundreds of residential and commercial properties throughout the states of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada. In addition, he engages in public speaking and educational presentations to large engineering and architectural firms throughout the state. Raised in Salt Lake City, Mr. Chance grew up in the West Jordan area. After finishing high school at West Jordan High, he began working in the construction industry. He continued his education and became an IT technician at the IT Career Academy. He then moved onto construction management. He is the founder of a non-for profit group called Benjamin Smiles, providing and promoting monetary funds to people in need. For more information on his non-profit group, visit www.benjaminsmiles.org. Mr. Chance also enjoys spending time with his children and granddaughter.

Rock Jefferies

BaseCo, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mr. Jefferies is a certified continuing education instructor for foundation repair and waterproofing by Utah Division of Real Estate. He earned a specialty contractor’s license for piers and foundation stabilization. Mr. Jefferies has spent many years in the foundation repair industry. He has inspected thousands of homes throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Mr. Jefferies specializes in both residential and commercial installations with extensive background in push pier, helical pier and micropile installations, especially in Southern Utah’s expansive soils. When he isn’t inspecting foundations or overseeing installations he enjoys traveling with his wife and children and is an avid U of U football fan.

Matthew Roblez

McNeil Engineering, Sandy, Utah

Mr. Roblez is a board certified and licensed structural engineer, lecturer and published technical author. He has worked in the engineering industry since 1984 when he was a “print boy” at the age of 15 for a Salt Lake City company. Mr. Roblez is a co-owner of McNeil Engineering, an award- winning civil/surveying/structural engineering firm. He has been involved with many engineering projects that vary in size from large commercial to small residential and in scope from structural engineering to full design and project/construction management. Mr. Roblez has also has been chosen to appear many times on the local news concerning many different civil engineering issues. Mr. Roblez was recently awarded American Society of Civil Engineers – Utah Section Engineer of the Year award (2017). He serves as the chair of the ASCE Utah Section History and Heritage Committee and the Utah Section State and Government Relations Committee.

Josh Shaw

Davenport Foundation Repair, West Jordan, Utah

Mr. Shaw started working for Davenport Foundation Repair in 2002 as a foundation crew member, while he was still in high school. After he graduated, he went on a L.D.S. mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil. When he returned home, he returned to Davenport working on the waterproofing and piering crews. Mr. Shaw has attended many different training conferences where he has learned new ways to solve a variety of home repair issues. His experience has helped him gain a vast knowledge of foundation repair, concrete lifting and basement waterproofing. Mr. Shaw was born and raised in Utah and attended West Jordan High School. He attended college at the University of Utah and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration.

Brian Warner

McNeil Engineering, Sandy, Utah

Mr. Warner is a licensed structural engineer in Utah and a licensed professional engineer in six surrounding states. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Utah Engineers Council (UEC) and the Structural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU). Mr. Warner has worked as a structural engineer since 2001 and as a construction worker for five years before that to pay his way through school as well as 10 years in the US Army Reserves as a combat engineer. He graduated with a master of science degree from the University of Utah with a geotechnical thesis emphasis. Mr. Warner’s engineering projects vary in construction materials and size and from new construction to retrofitting of existing structures, as well as performing peer reviews of other engineers’ designs for several cities.

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.