Soil, Slope and Foundation Stability
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Friday, January 20, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)
Jeffrey L. Snyder, PE
Soil Investigation and Classification
Properties of soil
• Importance of recognizing soil properties
• Formation of soils
• Types of soils and their characteristics
Soil investigation on construction sites
• Site reconnaissance
• Geology and visual observations
• Drilling and boring
• Test pits
• Establishing appropriate investigational methods
• Obtaining and reviewing geotechnical reports
Exploring Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils
• Shear strength, friction, compressibility, permeability and more
• Saturation, hydraulic gradient, and conductivity
Stress and failure in soils:
• Foundation failures, slope failures
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|HSWs
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
0.65 CEUs (Sitework)
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.
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Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
Jeffrey L. Snyder, PESenior Geotechnical Engineer at GHD Services, Inc.
Mr. Snyder is a geotechnical professional for transportation, commercial, industrial and municipal projects throughout the upper Midwest including in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. He provides analyses and recommendations for shallow and deep foundation systems as well as landslide evaluation and remediation. He has co-authored several papers on lateral loading behavior of driven pile foundations. Mr. Snyder earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University.
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Course Title: Soil, Slope and Foundation Stability
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: The first half of this 6.5-hour course for design professionals is dedicated to soil investigation, classification, and mechanical and hydraulic properties. The course uses that knowledge as the foundation for the second half of the course which focuses on determining and increasing bearing capacity and slope stability.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain soil investigation on construction sites, including site reconnaissance, drilling and boring, and test pits.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review physical properties of soils, including shear strength, friction, compressibility, and permeability.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss calculating bearing capacity of shallow foundations, piers, and piles.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine increasing bearing capacity and slope stability through draining, compaction, and soil improvement.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with sitework
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/10/2025
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