By Robert M. Koerner – “Korner’s Koerner” is a regular column from the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI).  In the last installment (July 30), GSI’s 2013-launched professional webinar series was discussed, with a particular focus on the four-part MSE walls series. Here, Part 4 of 4 on MSE Walls wraps up.

MSE Walls
Part 4 of 4 in GSI’s MSE Walls Webinar Series will be held September 11, 2013. The webinar will focus on inspection and offer 1.5 PDH.

On Wednesday, September 11, we will host our monthly webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection.”
This webinar will take place from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm (EDT) and detailed information and registration is available online at:
This particular webinar is the fourth and concluding one on mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems using geosynthetic reinforcement.  The previous three were on our database of 171 failures, design of back drainage, and remediation of failed walls.
Now, we conclude with the inspection of such walls.  The webinar addresses a quick review of the past failures and then inspection activities before, during and after construction (or after remediation).  Several check lists are included as well as insight into the cost of inspection services.
The webinar carries 1.5 Professional Development Hours of which a short multiple choice exam is required.
GSI Webinars are offered on the second Wednesday of every month. The remaining schedule for 2013:

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