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Presented by Bill Simpson, P.E.
Slope Mechanics 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
Slope Stability Analysis
Fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability
Engineering mechanics underlying slope instability
Geologic conditions and construction practices
Field observations to distinguish types of instability
Construction practices to improve or restore stability
Examining causes of slope instability
Slope stability analysis
Use of vegetation
Evaluating types of slopes
Reinforced Slope Stability Analysis
Calculations and software
Learn to visually identify geosynthetics as to type, method of manufacture,
relative strength, relative permeability, and relative cost
Earth Structure Failures and Fixes / Site Layout and Prevention
How to prevent a potential problem or failure
How to recognize a potential problem or failure in the field
Typical causes of problems or failures with geotechnical structures
Case studies/examples of failures and repairs
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours
LA CES (LA CES credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.5 HSW PDHs
6.5 ASFPM CECs
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to 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 for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Bill Simpson PE
Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC
Mr. Simpson is a geotechnical structure design specialist at Engineered Earth Solutions, LLC. He has designed and reviewed shop drawings for construction and repair of earth structures in the public and private sectors in all 50 states, and he consistently works on more than 1,200 projects and 10 million square feet each year. He performs site visits for new project reconnaissance, construction verification, and construction assistance. Mr. Simpson manages, supervises, instructs, and mentors a team of staff engineers to ensure strict deadlines are met for construction schedules while maintaining design and analysis accuracy. He works with owners, site designers, and contractors to provide designs which are not only structurally sufficient but also financially responsible. Mr. Simpson earned his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.
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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: Soil Mechanics, Slope Stabilization, Failures and Repairs
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers soil mechanics and classification, slope stability analysis, reinforced slope stability analysis, nd earth structure failures and fixes and site layout and slope instability prevention.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of recognizing soil properties and the need to having soils investigated before undertaking site development, particularly on sloped terrain.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss fundamental soil characteristics and slope instability, explain strategies to improve or restore stability with construction practices, use of vegetation, and engineered slopes.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify types of slopes and distinguish types of instability, and discuss reinforced slope stability calculations, geosynthetic materials and alternatives used to achieve stability.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify methods to prevent slope failures, recognize potential problems in the field, and identify potential causes of problems or failures.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluations and planning
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/01/2022
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