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Presenter: Terry McCleary

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Eagan, MN

Holiday Inn Airport SE-Mall Area
2700 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-454-3434

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

Science of Structures and Soils

    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

   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: walkouts,
      partial-exposed foundations

Evaluating and Repairing Foundation/Slab Damage

   Inspecting, monitoring and assessing damage
      • Settlement 
      • Frost heave
      • Expansive soils 
      • Shrinkage
      • Subsurface erosion 
      • Subsidence
      • Cracking 
      • Utility failures
   Repairing foundations and slabs
       • Piers, piles 
      • Soil Tiebacks
      • Underpinning 
      • Ground improvement

Evaluating and Repairing Basement/Retaining Wall Damage

   Inspecting, monitoring and assessing damage
      • Settlement 
      • Frost loading
      • Expansive soils 
      • Shrinkage
      • Poor drainage 
      • Utility failures
   Repairing wall damage
      • Piers, piles 
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Soldier beams 
      • Crack repair
      • Secant-tangent walls 
      • Underpinning
      • Reconstruction

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 HSW PDHs

     6.5 HSW PDHs   
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

Professional engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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 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, Michigan, 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 NCHRP 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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.


Course Title: Foundation Damage and Repair: Science, Materials and Techniques

Delivery Method: Live 

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the science of structures and soils, examines foundation features, materials and functionality, evaluates foundation and slab damage, and repair methods.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and calculate the loads that act foundations and understand soil properties, soil bear capacity, soil settlement, and the effects of water, frost and freeze/thaw cycles.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the design and construction of shallow foundations, slab foundations, basements and retaining walls, and specialty features.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and assess foundation/slab damage from settlement, expansive soils, subsurface erosion, cracking, frost heave, shrinkage, subsidence and utility, and they will be able to determine techniques to repair these causes of damage, including excavation, underpinning, pier and piles, or ground improvement.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and assess foundation wall damage from settlement, expansive soils, poor drainage, frost loading, shrinkage, and utility failures, and they will be able to determine repair techniques pier and piles, carbon fibers, crack repair, underpinning, soil tiebacks, soldier beams, secant-tangent walls, and reconstruction.

LUs: 6.5                                                                  LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of foundation construction and design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/15/2022


Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.