CE-073 Seepage, Slope and Settlement for Levees: 2 PDH
Description of the Seepage, Slope and Settlement for Levees course
The Seepage, Slope and Settlement for Levees online PDH course is a part of the Civil Engineering category of courses. This course will introduce you to methods for controlling seepage and settlement in the construction of levees, and to generally acceptable guidelines for levee slopes. Without control, underseepage in pervious foundations beneath levees may result in (a) excessive hydrostatic pressures beneath an impervious top stratum on the landside, (b) sand boils, and (c) piping beneath the levee itself. Underseepage problems are most acute where a pervious substratum underlies a levee and extends both landward and riverward of the levee and where a relatively thin top stratum exists on the landside of the levee. Principal seepage control measures for foundation underseepage are (a) cutoff trenches, (b) riverside impervious blankets, (c) landside seepage berms, (d) pervious toe trenches, and (e) pressure relief wells.
After completion of this course you will have a basic understand of the construction of slope, settlement and seepage issues that need to be addressed when designing and constructing levees.
This course is intended for civil engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers wanting an introduction to the design and construction of levees.
At the end of the course, you will:
- Learn how and why underseepage occurs;
- Learn how to design and construct toe drains;
- Learn when to employ pressure relief wells;
- Learn about riverside blanks;
- Learn when landside seepage berms are recommended;
- Learn how impervious and sand berms are constructed; and
- Learn when sand perms are effective.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Civil Engineering category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 2 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 2 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self