How to Identify Soil Types
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Bill Simpson, PE
Properties of soil
Types of soil
In-situ soil testing
Laboratory soil testing
Preparing/reading soil test data
Importance of proper test selection
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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.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 Identify Soil Types
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the importance of understanding soil properties and soil types prior to undertaking a new build or addition to an existing property. It explains how soil is investigated and tested.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of investigating the properties and types of soils on sites prior to initiating development projects.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how in-situ soil testing provides valuable information for site development professionals.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how laboratory soil testing yields important data on soil conditions that may impact design decisions.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to be read and interpret soiling testing data and determine how test results will influence site design and building project design decisions.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/30/2023
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