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Design Procedures for Conventional Steel
and Post-Tensioned Reinforced Ribbed Foundations

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

   Conventional steel reinforced ribbed foundation load and soil interaction

   Post-tensioned reinforced ribbed foundation load and soil interaction

   Geotechnical requirements for WRI method for conventional steel reinforced ribbed foundation

   Geotechnical requirements for post-tensioned reinforced ribbed foundation

WRI Foundation Design Calculations
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

   Calculate applied moment vs. reduced moment capacity – positive moment direction

   Calculate applied moment vs. reduced moment capacity – negative moment direction

   Calculate deflection – positive moment direction

   Calculate shear stresses – negative moment direction

PTI 3 Foundation Design Calculation
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

   Type I, II, III and IV foundations – definitions

   Select rectangles and trial section

   Calculate applied service moment edge-lift or center lift conditions

   Calculate flexural concrete stresses caused by the applied service moments 
     and compare them to the allowable flexural concrete stresses

   Calculate the minimum required foundation stiffness and compare with the actual stiffness

   Calculate the applied service shear force and shear stress in the assumed 
     sections and compare the applied shear stress with the allowable shear stress

   PTI 3 and WRI computer design example

      • Input data into PTI slab and design post-tensioned ribbed foundation

      • Input data into WRI excel spreadsheet and design conventionally-reinforced foundation

ASCE Guidelines for Post-Tensioned and Wire Reinforced Slabs-on-Grade
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

   ASCE guidelines for the evaluation of slabs on grade document

   ASCE defined investigation types A, B or C

   ASCE citeria for slab deflection

   ASCE criteria for foundation tilt


     8.0 PDHs

     8.0 HSW Contact Hours 
     (AIA: 8.0 HSW LUs)

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Christopher Copeland

CEO & Managing Partner, Copeland Engineering, LLC, B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Copeland received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. Mr. Copeland has been involved in more than 250,000 residential projects and is the CEO and Managing Partner of Copeland Engineering, LLC. During his 20 years in the engineering field, he has worked for large national volume builders, small builders, remodeling contractors, developers and high end custom builders. Through this process he has become an expert in homeowner and residential structural behavior on expansive clays in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Waco / Temple / Killeen and the San Antonio areas.  Working with such volume he also became an expert at the repair process for foundations and has been through the builder warranty, insurance warranty, mediation and arbitration processes. There is no doubt that the industry of foundation design on expansive clay comes with risk and Mr. Copeland has experienced and come out successful on many lawsuit claims, audits and even the engineering complaint process.  Additionally, as the industry has grown Mr. Copeland has grown with it and is also an expert in wood framing design, main wind force resisting system design, components and cladding design and going even further to have successfully completed two audits from the State of Texas via the Texas Department of Insurance. Mr. Copeland is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Certified, American Concrete Institute and many other professional organizations.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

WRI Foundation Design Calculations

WRI Foundation Design Calculations

May 17, 2016 Webinar Christopher Copeland
PTI 3 Foundation Design Calculation

PTI 3 Foundation Design Calculation

May 18, 2016 Webinar Christopher Copeland