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Presenter: Michael Perlow Jr., P.E.

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Seminar Location: Online

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Structure Loads, Geo-Environmental Hazards, Building Codes, Soil Properties
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Structure, foundation, slab, basement, retaining wall loading

   Extreme weather, man’s activities, geohazard loading impacts

   Soil mechanics and engineering properties            

      • Soil types, formation, geology

      • Subsurface investigations-site characterization

      • Physical-engineering soil properties & classification

      • Shear strength, compressibility and stresses in soil-rock

      • Allowable & ultimate total and differential settlement criteria

Foundation-Slab-Wall Design and Construction
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Overview of foundation types, selection criteria

   Shallow foundation types, general design guidelines, examples

   Basement – retaining wall types, construction, and design guidelines

   Intermediate and deep foundation systems, pile raft foundation support

   Foundation underpinning using helical piles, cased & hollow-bar micropiles

   Specialty tangent, secant, jet-grout, soldier pile, sheet pile, and slurry walls

Evaluation of Foundation-Slab Damage and Repair Alternatives
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading
      • Settlement, frost heave, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, adjacent construction
     • Sinkhole subsidence, subsurface erosion, mine subsidence, pumping, utility failures
      Repair alternatives and case histories
      • Underpinning using piles and piers, soil tiebacks, slab repair, grout stabilization

Evaluation of Foundation Wall Damage and Repair Alternatives
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading, adjacent
      • Settlement, frost loading, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, poor site-
        wall drainage
      • Extreme weather-flood loading, slope failures, subsidence, earthquake
   Repair alternatives and example case histories
      • Carbon fiber, crack repair, tiebacks, underpinning, MSE-sheet pile-secant-
        tangent walls

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other

     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer, architect and/or landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)) and §79-1.5(i)(2).

The Erosion and Sediment Control series and the HEC-HMS series webinars have been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for the indicated CECs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end of each webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Michael Perlow Jr., P.E.

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. is a retired civil & geotechnical engineer with more than 45 years of experience in engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and failure investigations. He is a registered professional engineer and a graduate of Lehigh University with BSCE and MSCE degrees. He is also the author of some 35 technical publications and has presented at numerous conferences, seminars, and meetings.

Mr. Perlow retired from full-time consulting in January 2016 and continues to work part-time in retirement. He provides continuing education seminars and webinars on Foundation damage assessment and repair and is completing a three year applied research effort on drilled foundation limit state pile capacity verification along with a book on geo-environmental hazard risk management.

Mr. Perlow has extensive foundation failure assessment-repair experience associated with major sinkhole stabilization projects, utility main breaks and geo-environmental hazard triggered failures. He has directed geologic, geophysical, groundwater quality, and geotechnical investigations for major projects including the $100 million AT&T Solid State Technology Center, Interstate 78 through the Schantz Spring Aquifer in Lehigh County in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Regional Postal Facility as well as the Vera Cruz Road and Macungie sinkhole collapses. He also has extensive marine geotechnical experience with coastal, offshore and university research projects.

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.