Structure Loads, Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacityand Geo-Environmental Hazards
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Applicable building code, special inspections and FEMA-ASCE flood requirements

   Structural foundation, slab, basement, and retaining wall loading – ASCE 7-16 mininmum design loading

   Impacts of extreme weather, geohazards, Natech hazards, aging-failing infrastructure

   Soil formation, classification, physical and engineering soil-rock properties, groundwater 

      • Soil-Rock types, formation, geology, stratigraphy

      • Site investigations, groundwater, and site drainage

      • Engineering soil-rock properties and classification

      • Soil shear strength and compressibility

      • Soil stresses, increases due to loads

Foundation-Wall Design and Construction
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Overview of foundation types, selection criteria

   Shallow foundation types, general design guidelines, examples

   Basement – retaining wall types, construction and design guidelines

   Intermediate and deep foundation systems, pile raft foundation support

   Foundation underpinning using helical piles, grouted hollow-bar and micropiles

   Specialty tangent, secant, jet-grout, soldier pile, sheet pile, and slurry walls

Assessment of Foundation-Slab Damage & Repair Alternatives
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment

      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading

      • Settlement, frost heave, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, adjacent construction

      • Sinkhole subsidence, subsurface erosion, mine subsidence, pumping, utility failures

   Repair alternatives and example case histories (substation, residential, commercial, sinkholes)

      • Underpinning using piles and piers, soil tiebacks, crack repair, waterproofing

Assessment of Foundation-Retaining Wall Damage & Repair Alternatives
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Inspection, monitoring, and damage assessment

      • Structural-foundation material deterioration, overloading, adjacent construction

      • Settlement, frost loading, expansive soils, shrinkage, cracking, poor site-wall drainage

      • Extreme weather-flood overloads, connection failures to supporting diaphragm walls

   Repair alternatives and example case histories (residential, MSE and stone retaining walls) 

      • Carbon fiber, crack repair, tiebacks, underpinning, MSE-sheet pile-secant-tangent walls 

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     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Michael Perlow

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. is a retired civil & geotechnical engineer with more than 45 years of experience in engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and failure investigations. He is a registered professional engineer and a graduate of Lehigh University with BSCE and MSCE degrees. He is also the author of some 35 technical publications and has presented at numerous conferences, seminars, and meetings.
Mr. Perlow retired from full-time consulting in January 2016 and continues to work part-time in retirement. He provides continuing education seminars and webinars on Foundation damage assessment and repair and is completing a three year applied research effort on drilled foundation limit state pile capacity verification along with a book on geo-environmental hazard risk management.
Mr. Perlow has extensive foundation failure assessment-repair experience associated with major sinkhole stabilization projects, utility main breaks and geo-environmental hazard triggered failures. He has directed geologic, geophysical, groundwater quality, and geotechnical investigations for major projects including the $100 million AT&T Solid State Technology Center, Interstate 78 through the Schantz Spring Aquifer in Lehigh County in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Regional Postal Facility as well as the Vera Cruz Road and Macungie sinkhole collapses. He also has extensive marine geotechnical experience with coastal, offshore and university research projects.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar