Agenda

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Friday, April 16, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT

Presented by
Bill Simpson, P.E.

Agenda:
Materials used in construction of an MSE wall
Geosynthetics cost, strength and applications
Calculations for internal stability of an MSE wall
Example problem to calculate all internal stability factors of safety
Case histories demonstrating MSE wall failures and what NOT to do


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Credits

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
3.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
3.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.3 CEUs (Sitework)


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and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Bill Simpson

Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC. He has designed and reviewed shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in all 50 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while maintaining design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.

AIA Info

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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: Deep Dive into Geosynthetics and Mechanically-Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the materials that are used in constructing a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall, geosynthetic cost, strength and applications, calculations for internal stability of an MSE wall, and how to avoid MSE wall failures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the materials that are used in the construction of an MSE wall and will be able to discuss the selection criteria for them.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to evaluate geosynthetic materials for MSE projects based on cost, strength, and applications.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to perform calculations for the internal stability of an MSE wall.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe cases of MSE wall failures and what design and construction practices to avoid.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with common retaining wall design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/09/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@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.

Webinar Price: $150.00