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11/05/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: Geotechnical Engineering: Subsurface Investigations, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

11/05/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: Geotechnical Engineering: Subsurface Investigations, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-W110519

SME: Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM

The development of infrastructure projects require solid knowledge of the soils and rocks that will support their foundations. One of the principal tools used to determine the suitability of soils is the use of subsurface explorations. These geotechnical investigations help professionals in the A/E/C industry identify locations and systems to be used to support the loads of future development projects. They are in essence the first parameter needed to construct new infrastructure. In this course, engineers, architects, planners, contractors and design professionals will learn different subsurface exploration methods and tools, so that they can better determine the suitability of their foundation soils.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives
  • Based on a review of landforms within a project area, develop an area concept for explorations that provides soil foundational information to support public welfare
  • After reviewing an existing project site, determine the most suitable geotechnical boring method to carry out subsurface explorations that will safeguard the environment
  • Describe at least three types of sampling methods used in subsurface explorations that provide insight into the strength of soils to preserve the safety of the public
  • Identify at least three different observations that can be made during rock core drilling that can provide insight into the strength of rock strata.
Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM Photo

Alfredo is a Civil Engineer that has managed Transportation, Land Development, Water Resources and Aviation projects from planning to construction for the past 14 years. Most recently his consulting work has focused on assisting state and local agencies in improving the safety of our transportation network. He has been responsible for several multi-modal transportation projects in the Tampa Bay Area, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in Florida, North Carolina, and Ecuador.


At the University of South Florida, Alfredo serves as an instructor for the Transportation sections of the P.E. Preparation Courses hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Student Chapter. Alfredo is a member of ASCE’s Street and Highway Operations Committee and is an associate member of the Aviation Planning and Operations Committee. At the national level, Alfredo helps several of the Transportation Research Board Committees and is currently involved in the following committees: Low Volume Roads; Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Quality; Pedestrian Safety; and Bicycle Transportation.


Alfredo served as the Chair of the local ASCE Transportation and Development Institute group during its first two years (2012-2014). The Florida West Coast Chapter of the ASCE has recognized Alfredo’s commitment to the profession and our community honoring him with the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2014. As part of his involvement with the local engineering community, Alfredo currently serves as a Board Member of the Florida West Coast Branch for ASCE.

State Licenses
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)