Foundation Construction in Cold Regions
Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST


   Introduction to frozen ground

   Physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of soils

   Heat flow in soils

   Ground thermal regime

   Foundation design approaches

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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     1.0 PDHs

     1.0 HSW CE Hours

     1.0 LU|HSW


Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer and architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)).

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Steven Halcomb

Mr. Halcomb, P.E., G.E., has over 13 years of geotechnical and cold regions engineering experience and is currently employed by CRW Engineering Group, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska. He regularly oversees geotechnical efforts on projects ranging from several hundred thousand to multi-million dollars in various environments including the arctic, subarctic, and marine. He has experience in shallow and deep foundation design, construction, and inspection, including pile driving analyzer, and he has worked in ideal and adverse conditions including liquefiable and expansive soils and frozen ground. In addition, his geotechnical knowledge includes site planning and investigations, laboratory testing, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering, ground improvement, earth retaining structures, reinforced soil and geosynthetics, braced and unbraced excavations, pavement design, construction testing, observation and monitoring, foundations in frozen ground, and thermal analyses. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Geo-Institute. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Arctic Engineering, and his M.C.E. and Earthquake graduate certificate from the University of Alaska Anchorage.