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Tuesday September 13, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT
David Harmanos P.E.
Soil Investigation and Classification
Properties of soil
• Importance of recognizing soil properties
• Formation of soils
• Types of soils
• Site reconnaissance
• Geology and visual observations
• Drilling and boring
• Test pits
• Establishing appropriate investigational methods
• Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports
Reviewing Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils
Compressibility of soil
• Saturation, hydraulic gradient, and conductivity
Drained and undrained shear strength
• Vertical and lateral earth pressure
Stress and failure in soils
Determining and Increasing Bearing Capacity
Calculating bearing capacity
Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
Bearing capacity of piers and piles
Increasing bearing capacity
• Draining and compaction
• Soil improvement
Determining and Increasing Slope Stability
Natural and engineered slopes
Reviewing basic concepts of slope stability
Understanding slope failures
Impact of surface water and groundwater
Examining slope stabilization methods
• Draining and compaction
• Soil improvement
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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.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.5 CECs for floodplain managers.
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Branch Manager at Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Inc.
Mr. Harmanos is a professional engineer with extensive experience in subsurface exploration, soil testing, infiltration testing, geosynthetics, and seismic and advanced analysis. His expertise includes commercial, industrial and institutional foundation design; retaining wall and steep slope design; sinkhole remediation; landfill design; site work; forensic engineering; LEED consulting; and construction quality control/assurance (CQA/QC). Mr. Harmanos is a graduate of Drexel University where he received both his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering (Geosynthetics and Geotechnical). Hillis-Carnes performs geotechnical engineering consulting and laboratory testing services. Its construction services include evaluation of bearing materials, inspection of pile driving, slope inclinometer installation and monitoring, and retaining wall construction observation.
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Course Title: Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacity and Slope Stabilization
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course covers soil investigation and classification, hydraulic and mechanical properties of soils, determining and increasing bearing capacity, and determining and increasing slope stability.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the need to understand the properties of particular development soils and the value of conducting soil investigations to determine the appropriate type and design of that foundation, which will ensure its longevity and safety.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to articulate the need to understand the hydraulic and mechanical properties of site soils so that soil compressibility and drainage can be considered for foundation design.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to calculate soil bearing capacities for shallow foundations, piers and piles, and they will be able to explain how to increase bearing capacity through draining, compaction, and soil improvement.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate the stability of natural and engineered slopes, explain why slopes fail, and describe slope stabilization methods to avoid slope failure and landslides.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/29/2025
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