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Presenter: Michael Perlow Jr., P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:00am – 2:30pm CDT (incl. 30 min. break)

Design & Geo-Environmental Loading, Building
Codes, Soil Properties

   Structure, foundation, slab, basement, retaining wall loading
   Extreme weather, man’s activities, geohazard loading impacts
   Soil Mechanics and 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

Design-construction shallow, deep and intermediate foundations
Continuous wall footings, column footings types
Overview of basement walls types, construction, and design
Overview of retaining wall types, construction, and design
Foundation underpinning using micropiles, helical piles

Part 2, Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11:00am – 2:30pm CDT (incl. 30 min. break)

Evaluation of Foundation - Slab Damage and Repair Alternatives

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Settlement                  • Frost heave
      • Expansive soils          • Shrinkage
      • Subsurface erosion    • Sinkhole subsidence
      • Mine subsidence        • Pumping-dewatering
      • Cracking                     • Utility failures
   Repair methods and example case histories
      • Piers, piles                  • Soil tiebacks
      • Underpinning              • Ground improvement

Evaluation of Foundation Wall Damage and Repair Alternatives

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment
      • Settlement                  • Frost loading
      • Expansive soils          • Shrinkage
      • Poor drainage            • Utility failures
      • Failure of connections to supporting diaphragms
   Repair methods and example case histories
      • Piers, piles                 • Soil tiebacks
      • Carbon fibers             • Soldier beams
      • Crack repair               • Secant-tangent walls    
      • Underpinning             • Reconstruction

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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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours 
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .6 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   • American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
      (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   • Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   • American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   • Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
      Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
      and North Dakota.
   • Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

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


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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 Assessment and Repair Alternatives: Science, Materials & Techniques

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines structure, foundation, slab, basement and retaining wall loading, soil properties, building codes, foundation-slab-wall design and construction, slab damage and repair alternatives, and foundation wall damage and repair alternatives.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of examining and determining soil mechanics and properties on site in order to establish foundation design strategies to carry required loads.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to apply acquired design and construction techniques for shallow, deep and intermediate foundations, and they will be able to identify types of basement and retaining walls and their unique construction and design requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe common causes of foundation slab damage, including settlement, expansive soils, subsurface erosion, frost heave, soil shrinkage and utility failures, and learners will be able to determine appropriate repair methods for these kinds of failures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe common causes of foundation wall damage, including settlement, expansive soils, frost loading, soil shrinkage, utility failures, and poor drainage, and learners will be able to determine appropriate repair methods for these kinds of failures.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with foundation design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/19/2023

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.