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Online Slope Stability, Soil Nailing, and Inclinometer Monitoring Workshop

4 hours each day, 8 PDH

Slope stability, soil nailing, and inclinometer worksho

July 15, 16, 2020

Upcoming Workshop Series

60 hours

Data, databases, and Machine Learning for Geotechnical Engineers

Data, databases, and machine learning for civil engineers

Aug, Sep, Oct 2020

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Online Deep Excavation and Soil nail wall design Workshop

16 PDH

Apr. 22,23, 29, 30, 2020

Deep excavation in Las Vegas

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DeepEX 2020

Solving Deep Excavation Design

DeepEX 2017 talk to it and design your deep excavation!

Deep Foundation Software, Pile Rafts, Pile Groups

From soil estimation to axial and lateral pile capacity

DeepFND - Deep Foundation Software, caissons, CFA, drilled piles, driven piles, concrete, timber

From soil estimation to helical pile settlement estimation.

New helical pile software HelixPile
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What do you want to design?
DeepFND 2020: Deep Foundation software (NEW: Pile-Group/Pile Raft Analysis!)
DeepEX 2020: Deep Excavation software
Soldier pile walls
Sheet pile walls
Secant pile Walls
Tangent piles
Diaphragm Walls
Soldier and Tremied Concrete
Soil Mix walls
Combined king pile sheet piles
Slope stability
Cost estimation for braced excavations
Waler-Strut Cofferdams
Snail-Plus 2019: Soil nailing - soil nailing walls
SiteMaster: Inclinometer software (adopted by Geokon)
HelixPile: Helical Pile Software
RC-Solver: Concrete Design ACI-318, EC2, EC8
Steel-Beam: Steel beam column design, full equations, AISC, EC3

Major braced excavations for Los Angeles Subways designed with DeepEX

Los Angeles underground is expanding and DeepEX is instrumental in getting the city forward. Support of excavation systems for the new subways stations for the Regional Connector and the Purple line expansion projects have been and are designed with DeepEX. These projects involve excavations of up to 100 ft that require lateral bracing to be designed according to strict specifications.

The joint venture by Skanska – Traylor – Shea, with PB&A won contracts for the subway stations. PB&A, based in San Rafael, CA, has been using DeepEX for the last five years. The project presented some challenges in incorporating the specified apparent earth pressure diagrams as well as the specified passive lateral earth pressures. Given the number of conditions that had to be examined, we at Deep Excavation, went into high gear and implemented options that would give the ability to easily match the lateral pressure specifications.

3D model of support of excavation for La Brea Station, Los Angeles

Apparent earth pressures were defined as a trapezoidal diagram with a maximum pressure of 24 H in psf, with the top and bottom triangular portions of the pressure diagram set at 20% of H (H= excavation height in ft).

Specifying lateral earth pressures per Los Angeles Metro specifications in DeepEx software

The designers (PB&A), with the help of DeepEX, were able to quickly model all construction stages and determine the most critical conditions. This included not only the final excavation but also the construction stages after the permanent station walls are constructed and struts are removed.

Sample support of excavation stages with DeepEX for La Brea Subway Station in Los Angeles

The following stations are also to be designed with DeepEX:

Regional                            Depth                                    Length Width - ft (Approx.)

2nd & Hope Station             97 ft                                       75 X 470

2nd & Broadway Station      100 ft                                     75 X 470


Westside                               Depth                                    Length Width - ft (Approx.)

Wilshire - La Brea                     85 ft                                       75 X 1,000

Wilshire - Fairfax                      85 ft                                       75 X 1,000

Wilshire – La Cienega                85 ft                                       75 X 1,000

Project background

Regional Connector

The Regional Connector Transit Corridor is an under construction light rail subway corridor through Downtown Los Angeles to connect the Blue and Expo Lines to the current Gold Line and Union Station. When completed, the connector will become part of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail System. The project is being implemented by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

Purple line extension (Westside)

The long-awaited Metro Purple Line Subway Extension is now under construction.  From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will extend westward for about nine miles with seven new stations. It will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s “second downtown,” including destinations such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.

Thank you

We want to thank and recognize Pirooz Barar of PB&A,, the joint venture and all participating parties, for using DeepEX. Please visit us at the annual DFI conference in Oakland California, Oct. 12-14, 2015.

We hope to see you at booth 521 at the annual DFI conference!

DeepEX Pricing

The most complete solution for deep excavations!

More than 10000 projects designed worldwide!


DeepEX 2D: $3,475.00
DeepEX 2D Plus (DeepEX 2D + DXF Drawings): $4,425.00
DeepEX 3D (DeepEX 2D + Cost+Frame+HoloDeepEX): $5,725.00
DeepEX 3D Plus (DeepEX3D + DXF Drawings): $6,675.00
DeepEX 3D+ DXF + Gravity Walls
DeepEX 3D Advanced (DeepEX 3D+ Building Damage Module): $8,175.00
Platinum = 3D+ Building Damag