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Monday, June 14, 2021
10:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (incl. two 15-min. breaks)
Bill Simpson, P.E. Geotechnical Structure Design Specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
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
– Case histories/examples of slope failures and repairs
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4.0 HSW CE Hours
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.4 CEUs (Sitework)
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Bill Simpson PE
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.
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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 Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the fundamental soil characterizes 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
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