Retaining Wall Selection: How to Know What to Specify
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:00 am – 12:40 pm CDT (incl. 10-min. break)
Bill Simpson, P.E.
Common types of retaining walls commonly used in today’s construction
Best applications of a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall
Alternatives to cast-in-place retaining wall construction
Advantages to using gravity retaining walls
Different types of gravity retaining walls
Basic concepts of MSE systems
When to specify an MSE wall or MSE slope
Site layout concerns to consider when locating a retaining wall
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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: Retaining Wall Selection: How to Know What to Specify
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course is intended to assist design professionals in selecting the appropriate retaining wall for their needs. The course looks at several different types of walls and their best applications and offers guidance as to when to use certain types of walls and slopes.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be identify common types of retaining walls that are commonly used in today’s construction, as well as the best applications of a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to select alternatives to cast-in-place retaining wall construction and understand the advantages to using gravity retaining walls.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review the different types of gravity retaining walls and explain the basic concepts of MSE systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify site layout concerns to consider when locating a retaining wall and determine when to specify an MSE wall or MSE slope.
LUs: 2.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience in site design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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