How to Design a Reinforced Slope
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Bill Simpson, P.E.
Geosynthetic properties for use in slope stabilization
Deep seated stability analysis
Equations, calculations, and example of using geosynthetics to reinforce a slope
Case histories of deep seated, rotational failures and other slope failures
Soil properties and conditions that contribute to slope stability
Material required for the exposed face of the slope to maintain long term stability
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSW
2.0 HSW CE Hours
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International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sitework)
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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: How to Design a Reinforced Slope
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course covers slope reinforcement, including the types of failures and methods and materials used to address them, such as geosynthetics.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify geosynthetic properties for use in slope stabilization, and will be able to study equations, calculations and examples of geosynthetic design and construction.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss and analyze case histories of deep seated, rotational and other slope failures.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain soil properties and conditions that contribute to slope stability.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine which materials to use on the exposed face of a slope to maintain long term stability.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development and earthwork
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/13/2024
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