Shallow Foundation Design and Construction Seminar
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Evaluating Building Sites
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
Soil mechanics overview
Laboratory soil testing
Design soil profile
Shallow Foundation Design
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
Special Considerations in Foundation Design and Construction
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
Foundations on expansive soils
Foundations on stratified soils
Foundations on slopes
Retaining and basement walls
Excavation and grading
Dewatering and drainage
Surface preparation and verification
Complying with building codes
Soil Improvement and Foundation Diagnosis and Repair
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
Causes of foundation damage
• Structural support
– Helical piers
– Jacked piers
– Mini piles
– Slab jacking
– Pit underpinning
• Grouting methods
– Cement grouting
– Chemical grouting
– Compaction grouting
– Fracture grouting
– Jet grouting
6.0 HSW Contact Hours
(AIA: 6.0 HSW LUs)
HalfMoon Education is approved as a continuing education sponsor by the American Institute of Architects (Provider No. J885). 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 Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Educators and courses for architects and engineers are not subject to preapproval in other states.
Ibraheem Shunnar P.E.
Director of Engineering at The Mannik & Smith Group
Mr. Shunnar has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with expertise in specialty foundations, ground improvement, slope stability, instrumentation and waste management. He has a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and he is a registered professional engineer. He is the author of many articles and papers on geotechnical engineering. He was the project manager for the Fairlane Green redevelopment project, winner of the 2008 National Phoenix Award. He is also the recipient of the distinguished achievement award from the University of Michigan.