Agenda

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)
Friday, May 6, 2022
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)

 

Presented by:
Ibraheem Shunnar, P.E.

Agenda Day One
Introduction to Soil Mechanics
An overview of soil mechanics

Retaining Walls – Stability and Types
Loads and Forces
• Lateral earth pressure
• Water pressure
• Surcharge and traffic loading
• Seismic loading
External Stability of retaining walls
• Sliding
• Overturning
• Bearing capacity • Global stability
• Settlement

LRFD vs ASD
Types of stability of retaining walls
• Conventional gravity walls
• Segmental retaining walls
• MSE
• Cellular confinement wall
• Gabions
• Cantilevered walls
• Sheet pile wall
Selection of wall type

Internal Stability of Retaining Walls
Cantilevered retaining walls
MSE walls
Cellar confinement walls

 

Agenda Day Two
Slope Stability and Stabilization
Slope stability analysis
Evaluation of slope failures
Stabilization techniques and monitoring
• Unloading
• Drainage
• Buttressing
• Reinforcement
• Monitoring methods and criteria

Biotechnical Slope Stabilization
Introduction
Principles of biotechnical stabilization
Case studies

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:   (AIA credits are only available for attending the live Webinar)
6.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:   (LA CES credits are only available for attending the live Webinar)
6.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
6.0 ASFPM CECs

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Sitework)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
Retaining Wall Design and Slope Stabilization Techniques
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states except New Jersey.

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, 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)). LA CES approval qualifies this course for landscape architects licensed in Florida and North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is not seeking approval for landscape architects in New Jersey. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .60 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed

Speakers

Ibraheem Shunnar P.E.

Director of Engineering at The Mannik & Smith Group
Mr. Shunnar has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with expertise in specialty foundations, ground improvement, slope stability, instrumentation and waste management. He has a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and he is a registered professional engineer. He is the author of many articles and papers on geotechnical engineering. He was the project manager for the Fairlane Green redevelopment project, winner of the 2008 National Phoenix Award. He is also the recipient of the distinguished achievement award from the University of Michigan.

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: Retaining Wall Design and Slope Stabilization Techniques

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.0 live lecture presentation examines soil mechanics, types of retaining walls and their types of stability, the internal stability provided by retaining walls, slope stabilization techniques, and the principles of biotechnical slope stabilization techniques.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify various types of retaining walls and the types of loads, forces, and stability the provide.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the internal stability provided by cantilevered walls, MSE walls, and cellar confinement walls.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe slope stabilization techniques, including unloading, drainage, buttressing, and reinforcement, and they will be able to discuss slope monitoring methods and criteria.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles of biotechnical slope stabilization strategies.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with earthwork and site analysis

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/16/2024

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.