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Presenter: Ibraheem Shunnar

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day One: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:00 am - 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Day Two: Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:00 am - 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

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Presented by Ibraheem Shunnar

Shallow Foundation Design Day One
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Evaluating Building Sites

Soil mechanics overview
Site exploration
Subsurface exploration
Laboratory soil testing
Design soil profile

Shallow Foundation Design

Bearing capacity
Spread footings
Mat foundations

 Shallow Foundation Design Day Two
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Special Considerations in Foundation Design and Construction

Foundations on expansive soils
Foundations on stratified soils
Foundations on the slope
Retaining and basement walls
Slope stability
Excavation and grading
Dewatering and drainage
Surface preparation and verification
Complying with building codes

Soil Improvement and Foundation Diagnosis and Repair

Soil improvement
Causes of foundation damage
Repair techniques
• Structural support
- Helical piers
- Jacked piers
- Mini piles
- Slab jacking
- Pit underpinning
• Grouting methods
- Cement grouting
- Chemical grouting
- Compaction grouting
- Fracture grouting
- Jet grouting

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 LU|HSW

International Code Council

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

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 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This course has been approved for 6.0 LU|HSW by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider. Course approval is applied for and pending (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).


Ibraheem Shunnar

Ibraheem Shunnar is Director of Engineering at The Mannik & Smith Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with expertise in specialty foundations, ground improvement, slope stability, instrumentation and waste management. Mr. Shunnar has a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a registered professional engineer. He is the author of many articles and papers on geotechnical engineering. He was the project manager for the Fairlane Green redevelopment project, winner of the 2008 National Phoenix Award. He is also the recipient of the distinguished achievement award from the University of Michigan.

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: Shallow Foundation Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines how to evaluate sites for shallow foundations and what to consider when designing them. It covers special considerations in foundation design and construction and how to improve soil. The course also looks at how to diagnosis and repair shallow foundation problems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of evaluating building sites for shallow foundations, which include site and soil exploration, subsurface exploration, and laboratory soil testing.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to establish the bearing capacity of soils and foundations when designing shallow foundations, and they will be take into account soil settlement.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe special considerations and soil improvement needs for shallow foundations on expansive soils, stratified soils, and foundations on slopes.

Learning Objective 4:
learners will be able to describe foundation construction processes, including excavation, grading, slope stability, dewatering and drainage, surface preparation, and building code compliance.


LUs: 6                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/01/2023

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.