LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Slope Stability (RV-W011519)

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Every year (within the United States and abroad) slope failures - such as landslides - are responsible for millions of dollars in property damage and loss of life. The increase in population densities are one of many factors that require the development of land on steep slopes and man-made embankments. Heavy rains and deforestation are compounding factors that increase the instability of earthen slopes. Professionals within the A/E/C industry are constantly re-contouring the land to accommodate infrastructure designs and development. In this course, engineers, architects, planners, contractors and design professionals will learn about the effects of water on slope stability, different types of slope failures and how to improve the stability of built embankments and cut slopes.
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Health, Safety and Welfare
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1) Identify at least two impacts that water has on the stability of slopes.
2) List the five elements that dictate the selection of a design factor of safety for slope stability.
3) Given a profile for a circular arc failure of an embankment, identify the resisting forces and the driving forces.
4) Describe two of the three elements that can cause a sliding block failure and endanger infrastructure, human activity and welfare.
5) Provided with a slope stability mitigation method, describe the applicability to embankment protection.
6) Develop a cut-slope stability mitigation approach for either a deep-seated or a shallow surface failure to avoid safety hazards.
Alfredo Cely
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