Commercial Applications for Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC111 AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES Course Code: OC111      LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in defining themes, character and space through creative patterns, and explains how paver systems work. Site conditions that impact paver performance are highlighted, including issues related to access, safety, specifications, and construction details. Finally, the program concludes with a discussion on sustainability and attributes that pavers offer commercial installations.

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Best Practices for Segmental Retaining Walls

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC110      AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES Course Code: OC110 LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers This presentation covers best practices for designing, specifying and building segmental retaining walls (SRWs) as developed by industry since it’s start. The purpose of this session is to promote a zero wall failure initiative by educating the designers and specifiers in best practices related to segmental retaining walls.

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A New Design Solution to Reduce the Cost and Time of Bridge Construction: GRS-IBS

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC109      AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES Course Code: OC109      LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers This program will provide an overview of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS), a bridge design concept being promoted by the Federal Highway Administration to accelerate construction time and offer significant cost savings for the construction of local, county and state bridges. Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) facing elements, along with geosynthetic reinforcement material, is proving to be a viable solution for a majority of the bridges known to be structurally deficient and in need of replacement across our nation. The presentation addresses the design concept, key materials, specifications and important construction details. A case study example illustrating the construction sequence is also provided.

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Building Retaining Walls Using Direct-Anchorage Installation Methods

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC107      AIA Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES Course Code: OC107      LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers This program will address the use of Direct-Anchorage installation methods for segmental retaining wall (SRW) applications. The presentation identifies site conditions that require innovative construction solutions to stabilize soil or rock conditions, and explains how tieback, soil nailing and anchorage system can be utilized. An overview comparing top-down construction techniques with traditional bottom-up methods for SRW applications is also reviewed.

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Innovations In Segmental Retaining Walls

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374      AIA Course Code: OC106 AIA      Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES LA CES Course Code: OC106      LA CES Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a new solution for utilizing SRWs in conditions where room for reinforcement is not available. The use of structural backfill and newly developed aesthetic facing systems can be used to create gravity wall structures. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.

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Segmental Retaining Wall Design & Construction

Length: 1 hour AIA Provider Number: J374     AIA Course Code: OC105 AIA    Credit: 1 LU/HSW LA CES LA CES Course Code: OC105 LA CES     Credit: 1 PDH (HSW) DP PDH: 1 PDH for Engineers* This program will address the basic concepts about segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems. The presentation will address the history of reinforced earth structures and summarize the site conditions that impact SRW performance and design. Installation details, the proper construction sequence, and specifications are also addressed.

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