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

Science of Structures and Soils

    Typical loads on shallow foundations
      • Gravity loads
      • Lateral loads
   Typical loads on basement walls
      • Gravity loads
      • Soil loads
   Typical loads on slabs
   Soil mechanics and effects on structures
      • Soil properties
      • Bearing capacity
      • Soil settlement 
      • Effects of water, frost and freeze/thaw cycle

Foundation Design and Construction

   Design and construction of shallow foundations
      • Continuous wall footings, column footings
   Design and construction of basement walls
   Design and construction of slab foundations
   Design and construction of specialty features: walk-outs, partially-exposed foundations

Diagnosing Foundation and Slab Damage and Evaluating
Repair Methods

   Identifying damage
      • Settlement
      • Frost heave
      • Expansive soils
      • Shrinkage
   Repair methods
      • Piers
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Underpinning
      • Rebuilding

Diagnosing Basement Wall Damage and Evaluating Repair Methods

   Identifying damage
      • Settlement
      • Frost heave
      • Expansive soils
      • Shrinkage
      • Cracking
      • Failure of connections to supporting diaphragms
   Repair methods
      • Piers
      • Soil tiebacks
      • Carbon fibers
      • Soldier beams
      • Crack repair methods


Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

*Does not qualify for California accessibility requirement

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states with continuing education requirements. This seminar does not qualify for California’s mandated accessibility continuing education requirement for architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Binod Tiwari

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Tiwari is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of California State University, Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 2003 and is expert in the fields of slope stability and stabilization, landslide mitigation, applied GIS, soil behavior and characterization, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Dr. Tiwari is a member of various technical committees for ASCE and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and he is editor as well as reviewer for various international journals. He was post-doc at Niigata University, Japan, and at Virginia Tech for more than three years prior to joining CSUF in the fall of 2006. Dr. Tiwari is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California and has more than 20 years experience in design and implementation of projects pertinent to slope stability and stabilization.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $269.00


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Streamable MP4/PDF

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