Learn construction skills for transportation, commercial and industrial development

UD’s Professional Engineering Outreach will offer a course in Earth Retaining Structures: Selection, Design, Construction and Inspection from April 24 to 26, 2018.

In this 2.5-day program designed for mid-career professionals in the construction industry, participants will learn how to utilize earth-retaining structures. The course will include lectures, student exercises, instructor-led example problems and lively discussion periods on topics such as soil and rock properties, lateral earth pressures, externally stabilized wall design and more.

All participants will receive a copy of the Federal Highway Administration (June 2008) publication on the selection, design and construction of Earth Retaining Structures, which includes sections on surface and subsurface drainage, selection of soil and rock properties and detailed design examples. For full participation, attendees can earn 18 professional development hours.

The instructors for this course are Jerry DiMaggio, a principal engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc., and Chris Meehan, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UD.

To learn more, contact the Professional Engineering Outreach office by calling 302-831-8302 or emailing enggoutreach@udel.edu.

 Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson