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James A. McKelvey, III, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Soil Mechanics Review, OSHA Requirements and Slope Stability
Soil mechanics review
OSHA requirements for excavations
Safe vs. stable excavations
Slope stability for excavations
Shoring Options and Earth Pressure Theories and Influences
Earth pressure theories
Influence of surcharges
Influence of overlying slopes and seepage
Vertical Excavation Design
Modes of failure
ASD and LRFD design methodologies
Cantilever wall analysis
Influence of movement
Lateral earth pressures for braced walls
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education
hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 5554646), Indiana (License No. CE21655559), Maryland, New Jersey
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
James “Jay” A. McKelvey
Director- Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc.
Mr. McKelvey is the director of the Geotechnical Design Division at Earth Engineering Inc. in East Norriton, Pennsylvania. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. McKelvey is also a diplomate (D.GE) of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE).
Mr. McKelvey has extensive experience in geotechnical engineering including site assessment and field investigations; deep and shallow foundation design for buildings, bridges and other structures; retaining wall design; embankment stability; mechanically-stabilized soil structures; and subsurface hydrology.
He also has significant experience in mitigating heavy construction claims and in litigation support pertaining to impacted heavy construction projects. Mr. McKelvey has also handled construction support and construction quality assurance projects. His environmental engineering experience includes technical contributions to the remediation of many Superfund sites and over 50-landfill design projects.
Mr. McKelvey has published over 30 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings and trade magazines. He is the past chair for the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI) and is a voting member in ASTM committees on soil and rock (D18), and geosynthetics (D35), and he is an editorial board member of the Geotechnical Testing Journal. Mr. McKelvey also serves on two Geo-Institute committees: Earth Structures and Embankments and Dams. For the latter, he is a member of the subcommittee on landslide risk assessment.
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Course Title: Deep Excavations
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers soil mechanics, OSHA requirements, slope stability, Earth pressure theories and influences, shoring options, and vertical excavation deign.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss earth pressure theory and be able to identify shoring options for deep excavation projects.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the difference between safe excavations and stable excavations.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss soil mechanics and their relevance to deep excavation, and they will be able to reference and comply with OSHA requirements for deep excavations.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the types and applications for deep excavation cantilever walls, braced walls, anchored walls, and cofferdams.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/10/2021
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