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Monday, April 19, 2021
3:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
Presented by Bill Simpson, PE
How to prevent a potential problem or failure through site layout
How to prevent a potential problem or failure through proper design techniques
Roles and responsibilities to ensure structure success
How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
Case studies/examples of failures and repairs
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 HSW CE Hours
LA CES: (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 HSW PDHS
International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
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 (Sponsor No. J885)
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American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
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International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers
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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)).
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved
this course for 2.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable
to the AIA/CES.
The Landscape Architect Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon
Education as an approved continuing education provider. Approval for this webinar
The International Code Council has approved this event for .2 CEUs in the specialty
area of Sitework (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).
Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC. He has designed and reviewed shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in all 50 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while maintaining design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.
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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 Prevent Retaining Wall and Slope Failures (and What Happens if You Don’t!)
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines why retaining walls and slopes failure, how to prevent those events from happening, recognizing potential failures in the field, and how to repair failures.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss typical causes of problems with retaining walls and slopes with geotechnical structures.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to recognize potential retaining wall and slope failures in the field.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe methods to prevent retaining wall or slope problems or failures.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to prevent potential problems or failures through site layout and proper design techniques.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with earthwork and site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/11/2024
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Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.