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10/08/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Repairing Soil Deformations and Settlement - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

10/08/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Repairing Soil Deformations and Settlement - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-W100819

SME: Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM

This is a live, encore presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 05/22/2019 and 06/19/2019. Attendees of the previously offered presentation, SKU# RV-W052219 and RV-W061919, will not receive CEU for attending the 10/08/2019 presentation.
One of the common tools in the development of infrastructure projects is the build-up of earthen embankments either to flatten construction pads or to change the topography of the land to fit the new development and infrastructure scheme. And one common problem of these foundation earthen fills is deformation, both vertical and lateral. Professionals within the A/E/C industry need to be capable of designing foundation elements to accommodate or prevent deformation, as well as being able to select remediation alternatives for deformed soils. In this course, engineers, architects, planners, contractors and design professionals will learn the most common geotechnical alternatives for preventing and restoring the deformation of soils and embankments. 
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
  • Identify the main element that causes internal deformation in roadway embankments that may contribute to unsafe traveling conditions.
  • Given a set of foundation failure parameters identify whether the soil failure was caused by either internal or external deformation.
  • Describe the safety considerations for selecting structural backfill.
  • Use four steps to estimate the stresses in native soils under earthen fills.
  • Select at least two load reducing techniques used to reduce the amount of settlement so as to provide smooth and safe traveling conditions.
  • Given a roadway embankment cross-section, identify the placement location for a slope inclinometer for verifying settlement during construction so as to ensure safe traveling conditions.
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)