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Monday, January 29, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST

Presented by Rajendra Meruva, P.E.

Agenda Highlights

  • Cantilever walls, their applications and components
  • Design processes of a cantilever retaining system
  • Cast in place VS precast cantilever retaining walls
  • Hydraulic pressure, effects on wall behavior and pressure relief systems
  • External and internal stability of a cantilever system
  • Field applications and examples
  • Case studies

Webinar Instructions

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.

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Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

2.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

2.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sitework)

Floodplain Managers:

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

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 2.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .2 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 2.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

2.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 
2.0 HSW PDHs (LA CES) 


Rajendra Meruva, P.E.

Delek Logistics

Mr. Meruva is a geotechnical engineer with 22 years of experience. He is a professional engineer (PE) in Texas, New Mexico, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Mr. Meruva has worked on a variety of projects, including nuclear facilities, wind turbines, bridges, hospitals, parking garages, highrise buildings, refineries, gas plants, schools, dams, landfills, and hydraulic fracking pits, and he has worked in the oil and gas industry. In his current role with Delek, he serves as a lead civil engineer providing civil/geotechnical/structural support on oil and gas midstream facilities. He also provides training to junior and entry-level staff. Mr. Meruva earned his M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.

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 ( 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 Design and Construct a Cantilever Retaining Wall

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour presentation focuses on how to design and construct a cantilever retaining wall, starting with their components and applications. Design professionals will learn about the different kinds of cantilever retaining walls, the design process, and the pressure which is exerted on them, as well as examine field applications and case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define cantilever walls, their applications and components and differentiate between cast-in-place and precast cantilever retaining walls.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the forces that act on cantilever retaining walls and the design processes that are aimed at withstanding these forces.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss hydraulic pressure, the effects it has on wall behavior, and pressure relief systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine field applications and case studies to understand the best practices of cantilever retaining wall design and construction.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with retaining walls

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $119.00

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