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Friday, March 26, 2021
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min. break)
Slope Mechanics and Movements
Types of slope movements
Slope stability considerations
• Soil and rock slopes
• Geologic conditions
• Surface and groundwater conditions
• Natural and engineered slopes
Methods of slope stability analysis
• Strength selection for analysis
• Limit equilibrium methods
• Finite element analysis
• Limit analysis (upper and lower bound)
Slope instability case studies
General concepts of slope stabilization
Grading/modifying slope geometry
• Reducing reacting load
• Increasing resisting load
• Piles/soil nailing
• Chemical grouting
• Gravity walls
• Sheet pile walls
• Anchored walls
• Surface water drainage alteration
• Groundwater level reduction
Slope stabilization analysis
• Application of numerical analysis techniques
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 ASFPM CECs
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing
education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.0 HSW continuing education
landscape architects in all states, except Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.
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) and §69.6(i)(2), §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/
CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not preapprove
continuing education providers or courses.
This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect
Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to
the AIA/CES and LA CES.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty
area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Managing Engineer, Exponent
Dr. Vytiniotis is a managing engineer in Exponent’s Civil practice, 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. Dr. Vytiniotis 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. Additionally, 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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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: Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines methods to stabilize slopes to prevent failures, erosion and landslides.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify types of slope movements, included deep-seated, rockslides, and mud flows.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the types of slope stability conditions, including geologic conditions, topography, surface and groundwater conditions, and natural and engineered slopes.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able identify and describe methods of slope stability analysis
Learning Objective 4:
Learner will be able to identify and describe slope stabilization, including grading/modifying geometry, soil strengthening, retaining walls, water mitigation, and scour protection.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/21/2024
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Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com 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.