Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
8:30 am – 4:45 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)
Antonios Vytiniotis, PhD, PE
Slope Mechanics and Movement
Types of slope movement and instability
• Rock fall and rockslides
Analyzing the stability of slopes
Slope stability concepts
• Reviewing geologic conditions
• Examining soils and topography
• Evaluating surface and groundwater conditions
• Natural vs. engineered slopes
Methods of slope stability analysis
• Strength selection for analysis
• Limit equilibrium analysis
• Finite element analysis
Slope instability case studies
Slope Stabilization Methods
General concepts of slope stabilization
• Use of vegetation
Increase resisting loads
• Installing earth retention structures
• Surface water
• Managing water table
Rock slope stabilization
Preserving Streambeds, Shorelines and Drainage Channels
Stormwater management and drainage
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for 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.
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Antonios Vytiniotis is a member of the Geo-Institute’s Deep Foundation and Computation Geotechnics committees and a regional Director for the Society of Construction Law – North America. He has background in structural and geotechnical engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and numerical analysis. He has worked on numerous projects in more than 20 states and multiple countries, assisting project owners, law firms, insurance companies and developers. His analyses consist of assessing soil improvement, soil-structure interaction, dam safety, causation of MSE wall failures, effects of adjacent construction (such as vibrations or pile driving), soil heave or settlements, pipeline installation, water intrusion, and backfill quality. He is experienced in evaluating slope stability, performing mechanical and flow-through-porous media finite element analyses and soil-structure interaction using various software such as Plaxis, Flac, Geostudio, ABAQUS, LPILE, FEFLOW and GROUP. Additionally, Dr. Vytiniotis has experience in data analysis, signal processing and GIS. Dr. Vytiniotis has performed research on the seismic response of pile-supported wharves, seismic slope stability, the effectiveness of prefabricated vertical drains (earthquake drains) and soil densification in reducing liquefaction risk, the effect of gravel drains in amplifying seismic accelerations, and numerical simulations of centrifuge experiments. In the past, Dr. Vytiniotis gained international experience in Greece and Switzerland, and was appointed lecturer at MIT.
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Course Title: Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course provides design professionals with an in-depth analysis of slope mechanics and movement, stabilization methods, and techniques for preserving streambeds, shorelines and drainage channels.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify types of slope movement and instability and explain methods of slope stability analysis and important concepts related to slope stability.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize surface protection as a means of slope stabilization, including the use of vegetation and geosynthetics.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to increase resisting loads through buttressing, reinforcing and installing earth retention structures.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify methods of preserving streambeds, maintaining shoreline and managing stormwater and drainage.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with site design and slope analysis
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/21/2025
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