Foundation Damage and Repair: Science, Materials and Techniques
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
9:30 am – 5:00 pm CST (incl. a 60-min break)
Edward Fronapfel MSCE, PE, D-IBFES, DFE, CBIE, CFCC, CBCP, EDI, PTI, NACHI, F.NAFE, F.ASCE
Science of Structures
Superstructure vs substructure
Typical loads on superstructure
• Vertical loads (dead, live, snow, roof, etc.)
• Lateral loads (wind, seismic, etc.)
Load path to foundation system
Typical load path on substructure
• Vertical loads (dead)
• Lateral loads (soil, hydrostatic, etc.)
Load path to supporting soils
• Code requirements
Design using soil parameters
• Prescriptive vs engineered design
– Spread footing design
– Deep foundation design
– Retaining wall design
Assessing a Property
Discussion of damages
•Cause and effect
Relative level survey
• Types of equipment and tolerances
• Performing a survey
Foundation Repair Methods
• Verification and proof tests
• Repair details
• Repaired conditions
• Secondary repairs
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Foundation Damage and Repair: Science, Materials and Techniques
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (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).
Edward L. Fronapfel MSCE PE D-IBFES DFE CBIE CFCC CBCP EDI PTI NACHI F.NAFE F.ASCE
Mr. Fronapfel’s experience in design, analysis and forensic review of the soil/structure interaction on hundreds of projects, and thousands of structures provides insightful, analytical and real world expertise. His education and experience includes geo-hydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, structural engineering and building systems including thermal protection, ventilation of confined spaces, waterproofing, roofing and cladding for residential, commercial, education, and industrial settings. He is licensed to practice engineering in 39 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to engineering, his background includes cost consulting, contract resolution, and project scheduling, consulting and construction project issues. Mr. Fronapfel has served for over 14 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management teaching construction systems, LEED, mechanical-electrical plumbing, construction estimating, and project scheduling. He has been qualified as an expert in these fields in over 80 trials in District and Federal Courts, providing over 600 depositions and hundreds of arbitrations. He has been engaged in thousands of cases including being used as an umpire and expert in mediations.
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Course Title: Foundation Damage and Repair: Science, Materials and Techniques
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the science of structures, including the superstructure versus the substructure of a building, foundation design, site assessment for foundation damage, and foundation repair methods.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss scientific properties of a buildings superstructure and substructure and the effects of various loads on both of them.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify foundation types, describe foundation design using soil parameters, and prescriptive versus engineered design methods.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assess a property for damages, determine causes and effects of damages, and explain the need for a level survey.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe foundation repair methods, including underpinning and secondary repairs.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with foundation design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/08/2024
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