Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Practical soil mechanics   

   Footings and mat foundations

   Driven pile & drilled pier foundations 

   Lateral earth pressures (static, seismic & surcharges)

   Hillside slopes and repair methods

   Cantilever retaining walls 

   Restrained basement walls 

   Design of temporary excavation shoring  

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Geotechnical parameters vs analysis methods

   Cantilever soldier beams

   Tied-back soldier beams

   Fixed earth method

   Sheetpiles – cantilever and tiedback

   Tangent and secant piles

   Soil nail walls

Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Drilled shafts-axial moments

   Lateral moments

   Torsional moments

   Anchored tiebacks

      • Strands

      • Threaded bars

      • Helical piles

   Repairing failing retaining walls

Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Typical soil strength values

      • Strength and compressibility arameters of granular soils, 
         cohesive soils and bedrock

   Geotechnical aspects of shallow foundations

      • Bearing capacity, soil consolidation and vertical 
         subgrade modulus values

   Geotechnical criteria for deep foundations

      • Skin friction, end bearing and lateral subgrade modulus values

   Earth pressures and stability of retaining structures

      • Critical height of vertical cut, active pressure, 
         at-rest pressure and passive resistance values

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     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs

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Liiban Affi

Foundation Engineering Consultants

Foundation Engineering Consultants, Inc
Mr. Affi is the founder of Foundation Engineering Consultants, Inc., in the state of California. He specializes in excavation support analysis, drilled pier foundations and sub-structural engineering software. Mr. Affi is a licensed civil engineer in California and has authored three books. He was recently awarded a U.S. patent in a new method of supporting lightly-loaded foundations and pavements on highly-expansive soils. Mr. Affi is very interested in filling the practice gap between geotechnical and structural engineers when it comes to foundations and earth retaining structures.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to Soil Engineering

Introduction to Soil Engineering

July 13, 2017 Webinar Liiban Affi
Design of Excavation Support Systems

Design of Excavation Support Systems

July 13, 2017 Webinar Liiban Affi
Slope Repair Techniques

Slope Repair Techniques

July 14, 2017 Webinar Liiban Affi