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Presenter: Daniel Messmer, PE, LAP, D.GE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Science of Structures and Soils
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Typical loads on foundations

      • Gravity loads

      • Lateral loads

   Typical loads on basement walls

      • Gravity loads

      • Soil loads

   Typical loads on slabs

   Soil mechanics and effects on structures

      • Soil properties

      • Bearing capacity

      • Effects on basement walls and retaining walls

      • Soil settlement

      • Effects of water, frost and freeze/thaw cycle

Foundation Design and Construction
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Design and construction of foundations

      • Continuous wall footings, column footings

   Design and construction of basement walls

   Design and construction of specialty features: 
      walk-outs, partially-exposed foundations

Diagnosing Foundation and Slab Damage
and Evaluating Repair Methods
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Identifying damage

      • Settlement

      • Frost heave

      • Expansive soils

      • Shrinkage

   Repair methods

      • Piers

      • Soil tiebacks

      • Underpinning

      • Rebuilding

Diagnosing Basement Wall Damage and Evaluating Repair Methods
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Identifying damage

      • Settlement

      • Frost heave

      • Expansive soils

      • Shrinkage

      • Cracking

      • Failure of connections to supporting diaphragms

   Repair methods

      • Piers

      • Soil tiebacks

      • Carbon fibers

      • Soldier beams

   Crack repair methods

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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.


Daniel Messmer, PE, LAP, D.GE

Project Manager with The Gateway Engineers, Inc., in Pittsburgh

Mr. Messmer has over 30 years of engineering experience in analysis, design, plan/specification development, and project management/personnel supervision for geotechnical, foundation and structural engineering projects in the transportation, industrial, municipal and commercial fields of civil engineering. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on quality control and staff training. Mr. Messmer is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Messmer was accepted into the Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2013.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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