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Presenter: James “Jay” A. McKelvey, III, D.GE, F.ASCE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

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8:00 - 8:30 am CST

Morning Session
8:30 am - 12:15 pm CST

Break
12:15 - 1:15 pm CST

Afternoon Session
1:15 - 4:30 pm CST

Presented by James “Jay” A. McKelvey, III, D.GE, F.ASCE

Slope Stability Introduction and Investigations

Types of slope movement and instability
• Erosion and mudslides
• Veneer failures
• Deep seated circular failures
• Rapid drawdown
• Rockfall and rock slides
• Seismic
Soil investigations for slope stability
• Site reconnaissance
• Geology and visual observations
• Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports
• Establishing appropriate investigational methods
• Subsurface investigations

Reviewing Properties of Soils and Rock

Soil classification
Physical properties
Permeability
Drained and undrained shear strength
Rock mass rating (RMR)
• Compressive strength • Bedding planes, spacing and condition of discontinuities
• Rock quality designation (RQD)

Slope Stability and Rockfall Analyses

Slope stability concepts
Understanding slope failures Impact of surface water and groundwater
Seismic stability
Rockfall analyses

Slope Stabilization and Case Histories

Examining slope stabilization methods
• Surface armament and vegetation
• Unloading and buttressing
• Drainage
• Reinforcement with geosynthetics
Rock slope stabilization
Case Histories

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.


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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LA CES
6.5 HSW PDHs

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sitework)

Floodplain Managers
6.5 ASFPM CECs

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 all states, except Florida, New Jersey, or 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 area 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:

James “Jay” A. McKelvey, III, D.GE, F.ASCE

Director- Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc.

Mr. McKelvey is the director of the Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc. in East Norriton, Pennsylvania. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. McKelvey is also a diplomate (D.GE) of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE).

Mr. McKelvey has extensive experience in geotechnical engineering including site assessment and field investigations; deep and shallow foundation design for buildings, bridges and other structures; retaining wall design; embankment stability; mechanically-stabilized soil structures; and subsurface hydrology.

He also has significant experience in mitigating heavy construction claims and in litigation support pertaining to impacted heavy construction projects. Mr. McKelvey has also handled construction support and construction quality assurance projects. His environmental engineering experience includes technical contributions to the remediation of many Superfund sites and over 50-landfill design projects.

Mr. McKelvey has published over 30 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings and trade magazines. He is the past chair for the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI) and is a voting member in ASTM committees on soil and rock (D18), and geosynthetics (D35), and he is an editorial board member of the Geotechnical Testing Journal. Mr. McKelvey also serves on two Geo-Institute committees: Earth Structures and Embankments and Dams. For the latter, he is a member of the subcommittee on landslide risk assessment.

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: Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This live webinar presentation examines slope mechanics and movement, slope stabilization methods, landslide hazards and risk assessment, and case histories of landslide mitigation.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the types of slope movement and instability and discuss the influence of water in soil and rock mechanics.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to distinguish between natural slopes and engineered slopes and explain how geological conditions, soil types and topography, along with surface and groundwater conditions affects slope stability, all of which need to be evaluated for site development.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how discuss how the stability of slopes is analyzed and how that information is used to determine which stabilization method is appropriate prior to development.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the elements of landslide risk and the strategies used for landslide mitigation to reduce risk to property and human safety.

 

LUs: 7.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with earthwork and and building site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: None

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.