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An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems

COURSE NO: G02-006
PDH CREDIT: 2
An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents methods for evaluating earth pressures on retaining walls and design procedures for cohesionless backfill materials, which should be used whenever practicable.

 

Retaining walls must be designed so that foundation pressures do not exceed allowable bearing pressures, wall settlements are tolerable, safety factors against sliding and overturning are adequate, and the wall possesses adequate structural strength.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to methods and techniques designing retaining walls and excavation support structures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the types of forces acting on retaining walls
  • Learning about active and passive earth pressures
  • Learning how to design for surcharge and dynamic loads on retaining walls
  • Learning how to apply the equivalent fluid pressure method in retaining wall design
  • Knowing the criteria for selecting earth pressures as the basis of retaining wall design
  • Knowing the importance of designing for overturning forces acting on retaining walls
  • Learning how to design for sliding forces acting on retaining walls
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Retaining Walls and Excavation Support Systems (1.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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