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Presenter: Bill Simpson, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

Day One: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Slope Mechanics and Classification

   Properties of soil
      • Importance of recognizing soil properties
      • Formation of soils
      • Types of soils
   Soil investigation
      • Site reconnaissance
      • Geology and visual observations
      • Drilling and boring
      • Test pits
      • Establishing appropriate investigational methods
      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports


Slope Stability Analysis

   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
   Examining causes of slope instability
   Slope stability analysis
   Use of vegetation
   Surface protection
   Evaluating types of slopes
   Natural slopes
   Engineered slopes



Day Two: Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Reinforced Slope Stability Analysis

   Calculations and software
   Geosynthetic materials
   Alternatives
   Exercise
   Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture,
      relative strength, relative permeability and relative cost


Earth Structure Failures and Fixes / Site Layout and Prevention

   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



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
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours 
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Sitework)



Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education to landscape architects licensed in most states, except Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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) and §69.6(i)(2), §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.

This course is approved by the International Code Council for .65 CEUs in the specialty are of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

Bill Simpson, PE

Geotechnical Structure Design Specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC

Mr. Simpson designs and reviews shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in all 50 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.

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: Soil Mechanics, Slope Stabilization, Failures & Repairs

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers soil mechanics and classification, slope stbility analysis, reinforced slope stability analysis, nd earth structure failures and fixes and site layout and slope instability prevention.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of recognizing soil properties and the need to having soils investigated before undertaking site development, particularly on sloped terrain.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability, explain strategies to improve or restore stability with construction practices, use of vegetation, and engineered slopes.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify types of slopes and distinguish types of instability, and discuss reinforced slope stability calculations, geosynthetic materials and alternatives used to achieve stability.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify methods to prevent slope failures, recognize potential problems in the field, and identify potential causes of problems or failures.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluations and planning

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/01/2022

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.