Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Overview of Deep Foundations

   Types of deep foundations

      • Driven piles

      • Drilled piles

      • Others


   How to select particular deep foundation



      • Availability

      • Access

      • Soil conditions

Building Site Evaluation

   Site examination objectives

   Site examination techniques

   Subsurface investigation

   Soil sampling and testing

   Soil mechanics overview

   Review of laboratory and field results

Pile Design

   Effective stress

   Estimating axial capacity

   Skin friction

      • Granular soil

      • Cohesive soil

   End bearing

      • Soil

      • Rock

   Uplift capacity

   Computing settlement


   Lateral capacity design

   Moment resistance

   Battered piles

Installation and Testing

   Construction preparation

   Construction techniques

   Quality assurance/quality control

   Field records

   Pile testing


      • Load test

      • PDA

      • CAP/WAP

      • PIT/PET



     6.5 HSW Contact Hours(CEUs)
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs (MD Category A)

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers, and this is a Category A event.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Activities approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and DC architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Provider No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course is designed for construction contractors but has not been submitted for contractor continuing education credit 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.


David Harmanos, P.E.

Branch Manager at Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc.

Mr. Harmanos is a professional engineer with extensive experience in subsurface exploration, soil testing, infiltration testing, geosynthetics, and seismic and advanced analysis. His expertise includes commercial, industrial and institutional foundation design; retaining wall and steep slope design; sinkhole remediation; landfill design; site work; forensic engineering; LEED consulting; and construction quality control/assurance (CQA/QC). Mr. Harmanos is a graduate of Drexel University where he received both his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering (Geosynthetics and Geotechnical). Hillis-Carnes performs geotechnical engineering consulting and laboratory testing services. Its construction services include evaluation of bearing materials, inspection of pile driving, slope inclinometer installation and monitoring, and retaining wall construction observation.