Soil Investigation and Classification
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST

   Properties of soil

      • Importance of recognizing soil properties

      • Formation of soils

      • Types of soils

   Soil investigation

      • Site reconnaissance

      • Geology and visual observations

      • Drilling and boring

      • Test pits

      • Establishing appropriate investigational methods

      • Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports

Retaining Walls: What They Do and How They Do It
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CST

   Identifying and quantifying forces acting on retaining walls

   Weight of the wall

   Pressure from retained soil

   Pressure on foundation of wall

   Characteristics of soil

   Loads on retained soil

   Impacts of water—liquid and frozen

   Equations and examples

Geosynthetics and Retaining Walls
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CST

   Calculations and software

   Types of retaining walls




   Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, 
      relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost

Retaining Wall Failures and Fixes/Site Layout and Prevention
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM CST

   How to prevent a potential problem or failure

   How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field

   Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures

   Case studies/examples of failures and repairs

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    7.5 PDHs

     7.5 HSW CE Hours

     7.5 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.

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There are 4 Courses in This Seminar