Agenda

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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 
11:00 am – 3:30 pm CST


Presented by: Bill Simpson
 

Unreinforced Slope Stability Analysis 

  • Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
  • Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
  • Geologic conditions and construction practices 
  • Field observations to distinguish types of instability
  • Construction practices to improve or restore stability
  • Examining causes of slope instability
  • Evaluating slopes
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Engineered slopes

Reinforced Slope Stability Analysis 

  • Geosynthetic Materials and their properties
  • Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost
  • Geosynthetics and their roles in slope stability
  • Deep seated stability analysis
  • Calculations and software
  • Exercise/Example
  • Case histories / examples of slope failures and repairs 

 

Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
4.0 PDHs

Architects:
4.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
4.0 LU|HSW*

Landscape Architects:
4.0 HSW CE Hours 

LA CES:
4.0 HSW PDHs*

International Code Council:
.4 CEUs (Sitework)** 

Floodplain Managers:
4.0 ASFPM CECs

* Live course approval. Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request.
** Live course approval. Not approved for on-demand format.

 

Continuing Education Credit Information 

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 4.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 4.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 4.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

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 4.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 4.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for 0.4 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 2.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

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

On-Demand Credit Information

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

4.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 
4.0 HSW PDHs (LA CES) 
4.0 ASFPM CECs 

Speakers

Bill Simpson, P.E.

Geotechnical Structure Design Specialist at Gradelta Engineering

Mr. Simpson founded Gradelta Engineering in 2020 with the intent to help clients better understand the combination of geotechnical and structural engineering that he has worked with for the past 20 years. He earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently provides engineering services to contractors and fellow engineers for earth structure pricing, along with the plans and calculations needed for construction. He frequently consults with clients regarding the optimal structure type and location on the construction site to minimize risk and maximize useable space. He also works in the education sector providing not just seminars such as this one, but also acting as a subject matter expert creating study guide and test prep content for the NCEES Professional Civil Engineer exam. Mr. Simpson has also worked with lawyers and insurance companies during forensic investigation and lawsuits surrounding retaining walls and slope failures. His hope is that through the instructional services that he currently provides, slopes will remain stable and retaining wall failure will be eliminated.

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: Deep Dive into Slope Stability

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the science, materials, and techniques for achieving unreinforced slope stability and reinforced slope stability.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the fundamental soil characterists and engineering mechanics that are common to slope instability, and they’ll be able to describe field observations to distinguish types of slope instability.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify causes of slope instability, and they will be able to describe construction practices to improve or restore stability.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the processes of evaluating slopes, conducting a slope stability analysis, and engineering slope to achieve and maintain stability.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the practice of using geosynthetic materials to repair and maintain slope stability, and they will be able to identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and earthwork

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/05/2024

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $219.00

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