Agenda

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 
10:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT (incl. 15min. break)

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson, P.E.

Agenda:
Materials used in construction of an MSE wall
What constitutes “the wall” when discussing an MSE wall
Properties of common geosynthetics
How an MSE wall differs from other wall types
Discussion of different blocks, reinforcement, and their interaction
Design code requirements for an MSE wall
How an MSE wall interacts with other site features such as building and utilities
Equations, calculations, and examples of internal stability of an MSE wall
Case histories of MSE wall failures highlighting what NOT to do

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours
3.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours
3.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
3.0 ASFPM CECs

International Code Council:
.3 CEUs (Sitework)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer 3.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 3.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours to 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 3.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 3.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .3 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 3.0 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).

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: Internal Design of MSE Walls and Geosynthetics

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three hour course will cover the design of and materials used in the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls. It will examine geosynthetics, wall properties, code requirements, equations and calculations, and case histories of MSE failures that highlight what NOT to do.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able identify and describe the materials that are used in the construction of a MSE wall, which include geosynthetics.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to compare geosynthetics that are used in MSE walls by cost, strength and applications.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how MSE walls interact with other site features such as buildings and utilities, and they will be able to discuss the effects of water on the design and stability of the wall.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to work with calculations for internal stability of a MSE wall and be able to reference and understand code requirements for MSE walls.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and design.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/13/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to fchapman@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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $169.00

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