The Underpinning of Foundations and Residential and Commercial Building Inspections: Attend Live or by Live Webinar




EARN 8 Professional Development Pre-Approved Credits: 

EARN 16 CEU’s :Enroll in Saturday Dec. 7, 2019 Class topic Reinforcing Steel and Concrete Inspection and RECEIVE a SPECIAL TUITION for enrolling in both days of classes. 

Attend this class LIVE at our School or by LIVE WEBINAR at your Location

Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

We are approved provider by:

  • NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • New York Board of Professional Engineers , Sponsor # 201  beginning 2/1/2018 to 1/31/2021
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 0007543 (Ethics) 0010489
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
  • Maryland Board for Professional Engineers

Morning Seminar:     The Underpinning of Foundations:
This seminar/presentation describes first the basic concept of the underpinning of foundations. The
course/presentation deals with the temporary and permanent support to existing foundations in
order to provide additional depth or to increase the soil’s bearing capacity. The intent is to support
the structure w/o failure and w/o settlement that would be detrimental to its integrity or function.
Many types of underpinning are reviewed and methods of analysis are presented under a variety
of soil and foundation conditions. Construction processes are also discussed in detail based on
specific projects.

The advanced concept of the underpinning of foundations will also be covered. The
discussion includes Jacked pile installation and the method of using pretest piles to reduce the
subsequent settlement of these types of piles. It then focuses on ground freezing and pressure grout
injection such s permeation grouting and jet grouting. From there it will review soil nailing and
reinforced earth, before moving on to micro-piles, both standard as well as reticulated. Drilling
techniques are discussed, such as continuous flight auger, tri-cone, rotary-percussive, down the
hole hammer, and helical types. Finally, Jet grouting is studied in detail to provide a fully rounded
view of these latest soil supporting systems.

Afternoon Session: 
Residential and Commercial Building Inspections
This seminar/presentation will discuss the basic principles of commercial and residential building
inspections and the particular requirements that a licensed professional engineer or registered
architect needs to consider. Topics include understanding professional licensure versus home
inspector certifications, business formation, insurance requirements, non-destructive visual
examination versus destructive testing, wood destroying insect evaluation, environmental testing
(e.g., air quality, mold, lead, asbestos), tools of the trade, and various types of report.

This seminar/presentation will discuss of the advanced principles of commercial and residential
building inspections as performed by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect and
will focus particularly on the scope of an inspection, common deficiencies that are encountered,
and recommendations for remediation or repair. Topics include evaluating the various components
or systems of a home, such as the general site, building exterior or façade, roof, heating, ventilation,
and air-cooling system, electrical power distribution system, plumbing system (water supply and
sanitary/ storm/ combined sewer systems), foundation and structure, building interiors, fixtures,
and appliances.

DATE: Sunday December 8, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 5pm

8 CEU’s: Professional Development Credits



Avinash Prasad, PE, LS, F.ASCE, FF, EMTPrassad

Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University.  He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.


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