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You have reached the page for the series “Soil, Slopes and Retaining Walls: An Interactive Workshop”. Here, you may register for all the webinars in the series. If you are interested in specific product pages, please follow these links.

1. Soil Testing, Properties and Uses – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

2. Retaining Walls and Lateral Earth Pressure – Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

3. Internal Design of MSE Walls and Geosynthetics – Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT

4. Unreinforced Slope Stability Analysis – Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

5. How to Design a Reinforced Slope – Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

6. Best (and Worst) Practices for Retaining Wall Success and Interactive Workshop – Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:15 pm CST

Agenda

Soil Testing, Properties and Uses

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

 

Presented by
Bill Simpson

Agenda:
Soil properties
Lab testing of soil
Field testing of soil
Preparing and reading soil and test reports
The different types of soil
How to select the proper soil test for your specific project/application

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Retaining Walls and Lateral Earth Pressure

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson P.E.

Agenda:
• Defining “the wall”
• Identifying forces on a retaining wall
• How to account for and resist soil pressure
• How water pressure impacts a retaining wall
• The properties of the soil that contribute to the wall design
• Equations and examples

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Internal Design of MSE Walls and Geosynthetics

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson P.E.

Agenda:
• Materials used in construction of an MSE wall
• What constitutes “the wall” when discussing an MSE wall
• Properties of common geosynthetics
• How an MSE wall differs from other wall types
• Discussion of different blocks, reinforcement, and their interaction
• Design code requirements for an MSE wall
• How an MSE wall interacts with other site features such as building and utilities
• Equations, calculations, and examples of internal stability of an MSE wall
• Case histories of MSE wall failures highlighting what NOT to do

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Unreinforced Slope Stability Analysis

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson P.E.

Agenda:
• Fundamentals of slope instability
• Soil and geological mechanics related to slope instability
• How geologic conditions effect slope stability
• Observations of slope instability
• Construction practices to improve or restore slope stability
• Equations, calculations and example of an unreinforced slope

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

How to Design a Reinforced Slope

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson

Agenda:
• Geosynthetic properties for use in slope stabilization
• Deep seated stability analysis
• Equations, calculations, and example of using geosynthetics to reinforce a slope
• Case histories of deep seated, rotational failures and other slope failures
• Soil properties and conditions that contribute to slope stability
• Material required for the exposed face of the slope to maintain long term stability

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Best (and Worst) Practices for Retaining Wall Success and Interactive Workshop Wrap-Up

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:00 am – 1:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min break)

 

Presented by:
Bill Simpson

Agenda:
• Preventing problems or wall failures through improved site layout
• Preventing problems or failures through proper wall design techniques
• Commonly overlooked design code requirements related
to retaining wall layout and design
• Roles and responsibilities of the design and construction team
to ensure structure success
• Typical causes of problems or structure failure
• Recognizing and preventing a problem during construction
• How water (both surface and below ground) affects an earth structure
• What measures to take during construction to ensure
long term earth structure success
• Case histories and examples of failed structures

 

 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Credits

(please double check by looking at the individual webinar pages in the series)

Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
Pending

Landscape Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
Pending

Floodplain Managers:
2.0 ASFPM CECs

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sitework)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit
available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not
subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in
FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (Preferred Provider No. 1232)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Organizations:
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American
Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner
§79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). AIA non-HSW courses do not qualify for New York
engineering credit.

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).

Speakers

Bill Simpson P.E.

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.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

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 Testing, Properties and Uses

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two hour course will examine soil properties, lab and field testing procedures, preparing and reading soil tests and reports, the different types of soil, and how to select the proper soil test for a specific project.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify various types of soil and describe their unique properties.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss and explain procedures for field and lab tests on various projects.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to prepare and read soil and test reports.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to select the proper soil test for a specific project.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: None

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to tcase@halfmoonseminars.org 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.