Agenda

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Friday, February 19, 2021
11:00 am – 3:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min. break)

Presented by Bill Simpson

Agenda:
Unreinforced slope stability analysis
• Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
• Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
• Geologic conditions and construction practices
• Distinguish types of instability
• Improve or restore stability
• Examining causes of slope instability
• Evaluating slopes
• Slope stability analysis
• Engineered slopes
Reinforced slope stability analysis
• Geosynthetic materials and their properties
• Learn to visually identify geosynthetics
• Geosynthetics and their roles in slope stability
• Deep seated stability analysis
• Calculations and software
• Exercise/example
• Case histories / examples

 

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
4.0 PDHs

Architects:
4.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
4.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
4.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
4.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.4 CEUs (Sitework)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit
available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not
subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in
FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Organizations:
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

Speakers

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.

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 (cesupport@aia.org 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: How to Analyze and Improve Slope Stability

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the soil characteristics and slope instability, the engineering mechanics underlying slope instability, the types of instability, analyzing and evaluating slopes, construction practices that can improve stability, and how geosynthetic materials can reinforce slopes and create or reinforce stability.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss how particular soil characteristics and underlying engineering mechanics can contribute to slope instability.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe how field observations can distinguish the type of slope instability and how slope stability can be improved with construction practices.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how slope evaluation and analysis can determine the causes of slope instability.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how geosynthetic materials can be used to create or restore slope stability, and they will be able to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture, relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity renewable energy systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/16/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org 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.

 

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $210.00