Soil Engineering Webinar Series
Introduction to Soil Engineering
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Practical soil mechanics
Footings and mat foundations
Driven piles & drilled pier foundations
Lateral earth pressures (static, seismic & surcharges)
Hillside slopes and repair methods
Cantilever retaining walls
Restrained basement walls
Segmental (geogrid) retaining wall
Design of Excavation Support Systems
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
Geotechnical parameters & loading diagrams
Gross pressure vs net pressure
Cantilever soldier beams
Tied?back soldier beams
Fixed earth method
Sheetpiles – cantilever and tiedback
Tangent and secant piles
Soil nail walls
Slope Repair Techniques
Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Drilled shafts?downward and uplift loads
Lateral & bending moments
• Threaded bars
• Helical piles
Repairing failing retaining walls
Avoiding over-conservative designs
Soil Engineering after College:
Practical Approaches to Foundations and Retaining Structures
Friday, April 26, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
Typical soil strength values
• Strength and compressibility parameters of granular soils
• Cohesive soils
• Geotechnical aspects of shallow foundations
• Bearing capacity
• Soil consolidation
• Vertical subgrade modulus values
Geotechnical criteria for deep foundations
• Skin friction
• End bearing
• Lateral subgrade modulus values
Earth pressures and stability of retaining structures
• Critical height of vertical cut
• Active pressure table
• At rest pressure table
• Passive resistance table
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW LUs
Continuing Education Credit Information
These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.
HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). 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 is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the webinars in the HEC-RAS series. See each listing for the available CECs.
Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.
Liiban AffiFoundation 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.