Determining and Checking the Stability of Retaining Walls
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Monday, August 15, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Bill Simpson, P.E.
Types of stability required: bearing, overturning, sliding
Data necessary to make stability calculations
Check soil bearing pressure
Check for stability against overturning
Check for stability against sliding
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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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.
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Course Title: Determining and Checking the Stability of Retaining Walls
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course will assist design professionals in monitoring and analyzing the stability of retaining walls by discussing the types of stability, identifying the data that is necessary to perform certain calculations, explaining how to check soil bearing pressure, and instructing how to check for stability against overturning and sliding.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the types of stability that is required for a retaining wall: bearing, overturning, and sliding.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine and gather the necessary data to make stability calculations.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to check the soil bearing pressure by performing the appropriate calculations.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to check for retaining wall stability against overturning and sliding.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with retaining wall design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/13/2025
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