Agenda

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, January 14, 2022
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CST

 

Presented by:
Joseph S. Cooke, P.E.

Agenda Highlights:
Background information: things to know prior to reading a report
The subsurface investigation
The subsurface conditions
Geotechnical analysis
Geotechnical recommendations
Example reporting (many examples discussed throughout the session)

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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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GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
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Credits

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

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

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours (not approved in FL)

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

International Code Council:
.3 CEUs (Sitework)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to preapproval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for land surveyor courses in NJ, MO, TN or NY unless expressly stated. The Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture generally accepts courses approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Landscape architects licensed in Florida are encouraged to review The 2021 Florida Statutes, 481.313(4) to determine course eligibility.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

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

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

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).

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 Read a Geotechnical Report

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the purpose of geotechnical reports to design professionals, how subsurface field investigations are conducted to determine soil conditions and groundwater conditions, and bearing capacities are determined for foundations and slab on grade.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the utility of geotechnical reports for design and construction professional.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe how subsurface investigations are conducted in the field and the laboratory.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how subface soil conditions and groundwater conditions are evaluated and determined.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to read and review geotechnical reports to ascertain allowable bearing capacity for foundations and slab on grade, site preparation and fill placement, placement of pavement, lateral Earth pressure, groundwater controls, site seismic classification, and soil resistivity and corrosivity.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: None

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to tcase@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.