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Presenter: Joseph S. Cooke, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Webinar Instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Break:                                 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 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: 
      walk-outs, partially-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 Wall Damage

   Inspecting, monitoring and assessing damage
      • Settlement 
      • Frost loading
      • Expansive soils 
      • Shrinkage
      • Subsurface erosion
      • Subsidence
      • Cracking
      • Utility failures
   Repairing wall damage
      • Piers, piles 
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Carbon fibers 
      • Soldier beams
      • Crack repair
      • Secant-tangent walls
      • Underpinning 
      • Reconstruction

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Building)

Tennessee Code Inspectors
     Applied/Pending –
     Building Code Inspectors

     Non-Credit CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable 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 engineers and architects.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Protection for course approval for Building Code Inspectors, which is pending.

Updates on pending credits can be found at www.halfmoonseminars.org under this seminar listing.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. HalfMoon Education is not seeking contractor continuing education approval in any state.

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.


Joseph S. Cooke, PE

Principal and Director of Engineering at Consulting Services Incorporated (CSI)

Mr. Cooke grew up around construction projects. His work experience includes services in the geotechnical, construction, construction testing/inspection and environmental engineering fields. Mr. Cooke’s project experience includes projects as large as 1,000 acres, buildings as large as 1.5 million square feet, “portfolio” work on as many as 40 projects in one package, and linear projects as long as 40 miles. His specific specialties include earthwork and soil issues, construction materials and project performance, forensic analysis of geotechnical and materials issues, large project planning and geotechnical-related construction planning and analysis. Mr. Cooke has provided geotechnical engineering on over 1,500 projects in more than 15 states.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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: 02/06/2022

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.