RedVector RV-W091719

09/17/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Descriptions and Classifications of Soils - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

09/17/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Descriptions and Classifications of Soils - Third Repeat Presentation, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-W091719

SME: Alfredo Cely, P.E., MSEM

This is a live, encore presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 04/16/2019 and 05/14/2019. Attendees of the previously offered presentation, SKU# RV-W041619 and RV-W051419, will not receive CEU for attending the 09/17/2019 presentation.
Ultimately infrastructure projects are supported by native soils and rock strata. Professionals within the A/E/C industry need to be capable of identifying native soil and rock profiles for the development and construction of engineering projects. Having an understanding of the engineering characteristics and properties of native soils allows engineers, contractors, architects and planners to adequately select the most applicable foundation or support element for their projects. In this course, engineers, architects, planners, contractors and design professionals will learn how to identify the engineering properties and characteristics for application in the planning, design, construction and operations of infrastructure projects.
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
  • Categorize soils based on their consistency, water content, color, and importance in ecosystems and for human health.
  • Given a specific soil gradation determine if the soil is coarse or fine grained.
  • Following the guidelines of the Unified Soil Classification System, provide an engineering classification of a soil profile using appropriate safety and health practices.
  • Describe at least two engineering characteristics of soils that can be used in the construction of infrastructure that contributes to the safety of the public.
  • Use at least three engineering characteristics to describe a rock strata and the environment in which it is found.
  • Apply historical data to develop a subsurface soil profile.
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.