Agenda

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July 13, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT

   Slope stability concerns

      • What to look for

      • Causes of instability

   Stabilization techniques

      • Unloading

      • Drainage

      • Reinforcement

   Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability

   Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability

   Geologic conditions and construction practices

   Field observations to distinguish types of instability

   Design methodologies

   Failure modes

   Exercise (unreinforced and reinforced) 

Credits

Architects: 
     1.5 HSW Contact Hours 
     (AIA: 1.5 HSW LUs)

Engineers: 
     1.5 PDHs

HalfMoon Education is approved as a continuing education sponsor by the American Institute of Architects (Provider No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), NewYork (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Educators and courses for architects and engineers are not subject to preapproval in other states.

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.