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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST (incl. a 30-min. break)

Presented by

David Harmanos

Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacity, and Earth Retention
Understanding soil characteristics
Basic earth pressure theory
Bracing systems
Tieback anchors
Soil nail walls
Sheet pile and soldier pile walls
Secant pile and diaphragm walls
Top-down excavations
Using cofferdams

Reviewing Deep Foundation Types
Types of deep foundations
• Driven piles
• Drilled shafts
• Auger cast piles
• Others
Hybrid foundations
• Grouping piles
• Selecting foundation type
Life expectancy, cost, soil conditions

Pile Design
Effective stress
Estimating axial capacity
Skin friction
• Granular soils and cohesive soils
End bearing
• Soil and rock
Uplift capacity
Computing settlement
Down drag
Lateral capacity design
Moment resistance
Battered piles

Installation and Testing
Construction preparation
Construction techniques
Quality assurance/quality control
Field records
Pile testing
• Load test, PDA, CAP/WAP, PIT/PET

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)

Continuing Education Credit Information 

Deep Foundations and Excavations
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 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 (Approval No. 24GP55555655), North Carolina (S-5135), and North
Dakota. 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 International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the
specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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).


David Harmanos

Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc.

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 ( 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 Foundations and Excavations

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation examines soil mechanics, bearing capacity, earth retention, types of deep foundations, excavation safety, pile design, and installation and testing.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of understand soil characteristics of the soil on deep foundation sites, discuss earth pressure theory, and be able to identify and describe earth retention options when working with deep excavations.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe types of deep foundations and hybrid foundations and their applications.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with OSHA requirements for work safety during excavation and trenching and water management and egress practices.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss deep foundation pile design considerations, including determining effective stress , estimating axial capacity, skin friction from granular soils and cohesive soils, end bearing conditions, uplift and down drag, lateral resistance, and settlement computations.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with foundation design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/06/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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: $289.00