MSE WallsON-LINE COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes
November 28 – 30, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time Zone) Each Day

Bob Koerner and George Koerner
Course Registration Fee
GSI Members – $750.00
Non Members – $1000.00
Payment can be made on our website
This on-line course is divided into six presentations of 60-80 minutes each given on three consecutive days (morning and afternoon with a 1 ½-hour break).
Goal: This on-line course is focused on the inspection, monitoring and maintenance of MSE walls, berms and slopes reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles. The course is felt to be necessary due to the number of failures (excessive deformation and collapse) that have occurred. It focuses on all aspects of such situations. Included are the following presentations:

  • data base of 236 failed MSE walls
  • introduction and overview of wall inspection
  • responsibility before construction
  • responsibility during construction
  • responsibility after construction
  • monitoring and remediation of MSE walls

Course Benefits: This on-line course provides detailed construction aspects of MSE walls, berms and slopes with emphasis on inspection of all phases of the operation. Step-by-step construction aspects will be presented along with idiosyncrasies of the various geosynthetics and soil types used in the construction process. Monitoring during and after construction, as well as long-term maintenance procedures will be addressed as well. Laboratory testing of geosynthetic and soil test procedures will be described accordingly. Power point slides of the entire course are also provided.
Professional Development Hours: This on-line course automatically warrants 8 PDH’s.
GSI Certification: If certification under the Geosynthetic Certification Institute-Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) is desired, a separate registration and examination is required, see or contact Jamie Koerner at for details.