Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Retaining Walls: What They Do and How They Do It
Identifying and quantifying forces acting on retaining walls
• Weight of the wall
• Pressure from retained soil
• Pressure on foundation of wall
• Characteristics of soil
• Loads on retained soil
• Impacts of water—liquid and frozen
Equations and examples
Geosynthetics and Retaining Walls, Embankments and Slopes
Calculations and software
Types of retaining walls
• Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type,
method of manufacture, relative strength, relative
permeability, and relative cost
Slope Stabilization Techniques
Examining slope failures
Slope stability analysis
• Mechanical stabilization
Slope Stabilization Case Histories
Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
Geologic conditions and construction practices
Field observations to distinguish types of instability
Construction practices to improve or restore stability
Retaining Wall/Slope Failures and Fixes
How to prevent a potential problem or failure
How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
Case studies/examples of failures and repairs
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Managers
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to engineers, architects and landscape architects (HSW) in most states, including Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Full attendance is required for course attendance reporting to AIA/CES and LA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.
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 engineers, architects and landscape architects.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs.
This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been preapproved in any state with contractor continuing education requirements.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions. He designs and reviews shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in over 30 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while ensuring design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
|3 or more people each:
Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
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 (email@example.com 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: Retaining Wall Design and Slope Stabilization Techniques.
Delivery Method: Live
Course Description: This is a 6.5 hour live lecture presentation with the instructors and students together in the same room. It will be conducted in a handicap-accessible conference room with ample seating space and writing surface for all attendees. Bound written materials, authored by the faculty, will be distributed to all participants at the program. Attendance will be monitored and reported to AIA/CES. This course covers the principles of retaining walls, geosynthetics and retaining walls, slope stabilization techniques, and retaining wall/slope failures and repairs.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how to prevent retaining wall/slope problems and failures, recognize a potential problem, analyze the causes of problems and failures, and recommend a solution.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and quantify the forces that act on retaining walls.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze slope stability and explain slope stabilization techniques.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with retaining wall construction and stabilization of slopes.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/10/2020
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.