Architects, Engineers, and Contractors:  This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers in all states (excluding Florida architects). Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Minnesota.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Leaning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education provider in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

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Morning Session: Earth Retention

Soil Mechanics and Earth Retention Design
  • Soil investigation    
  • Developing earth pressures    
  • Applicable codes and standards    
  • Design examples
Earth Retention Systems, Part 1
  • Sheet pile and soldier pile walls    
  • Bracing systems    
  • Tieback anchors    
  • Soil nail walls
Earth Retention Systems, Part 2
  • Secant pile and diaphragm walls    
  • Top down excavation    
  • Case histories

Afternoon Session: Foundations

Ground Modification
  • Vibro technologies    
  • Grouting technologies
History of Deep Foundations in Chicago
Drilled Shafts and Continuous Flight Augured (CFA) Piles
  • Applications    
  • Methods of construction
Driven Piles and Micropiles
  • Applications    
  • Methods of construction
Deep Foundation Case Histories