Agenda

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Registration
8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:15 – 1:15 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 5:00 pm EDT

 

Presented by
David Harmanos

Agenda
Soil Investigation and Classification
Importance of knowing construction site soils
Soil classification
• 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

Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils
Soil permeability
Compressibility of soil
Soil hydraulics
• Saturation, hydraulic gradient, and conductivity
Drained and undrained shear strength
• Vertical and lateral earth pressure
Stress and failure in soils

Complying with Building Code Provisions on Soils
International Building Code (IBC)
International Residential Code (IRC)
Infrastructure standards and guidelines

Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity
Calculating bearing capacity
Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
Bearing capacity of piers and piles
Increasing bearing capacity
• Draining and compaction
• Soil improvement
• Grouting

Determining and Improving Slope Stability
Natural and engineered slopes
Reviewing basic concepts of slope stability
Understanding slope failures
Impact of surface water and groundwater
Examining slope stabilization methods
• Covering
• Unloading
• Draining and compaction
• Reinforcement
• Soil improvement

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This course is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in Pennsylvania and all other states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists does not provide preapproval for any continuing professional competency activities, courses, or providers.

Pennsylvania architects are not required to earn continuing education hours for license renewal, so this course offers a non-credit learning opportunity to Pennsylvania architects. Architects licensed in other states may earn continuing education hours from this course.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the course for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

David Harmanos

David Harmanos Branch Manager at Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc.
Mr. Harmanos is a professional engineer with extensive experience in subsurface exploration, soil testing, infiltration testing, geosynthetics, and seismic and advanced analysis. His expertise includes commercial, industrial and institutional foundation design; retaining wall and steep slope design; sinkhole remediation; landfill design; site work; forensic engineering; LEED consulting; and construction quality control/assurance (CQA/QC). Mr. Harmanos is a graduate of Drexel University where he received both his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering (Geosynthetics and Geotechnical). Hillis-Carnes performs geotechnical engineering consulting and laboratory testing services. Its construction services include evaluation of bearing materials, inspection of pile driving, slope inclinometer installation and monitoring, and retaining wall construction observation.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Soils in Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour lecture presentation examines soil investigations and classification, hydraulic and mechanical properties of soils, building codes of soils, determining and increasing bearing capacity, and improving slope stability.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the purpose and process of determining soil classification of a project site and for conducting soil investigations before breaking ground on a construction project.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the relevance of soil permeability and compressibility of project site soils and explain the science of stress and failure in soils.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference nd comply with soil provisions found in the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able calculate bearing capacities of soils for shallow foundations and explain the process of increasing bearing capacities.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able differentiate slope stability issues for natural and engineered slopes, be able to identify causes of slope failures, and be able to determine appropriate slope stabilization methods.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/24/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to fchapman@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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