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Presenter: Patrick Conlon, P.E.

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Recording Location: Somerset, NJ

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14112

Product Number: 16H NJSTDSNL 8 5 SSET

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 - 4:30 pm


   Basic requirements

   General structural integrity

   Classification of buildings and other structures

   Additions and alterations to existing structures

   Load types/cases

Combinations of Loads

   Ultimate strength design versus working stress design

   Load combinations

Dead Loads, Soil Loads, and Hydrostatic Pressure

   Weights of materials and constructions

   Soil loads and hydrostatic pressure

Live Loads
   Uniformly distributed loads

   Required live loads

   Provision for partitions

   Concentrated loads

   Loads on handrails, guardrail systems, grab bar systems, vehicle barrier systems, and fixed ladders

   Impact loads

   Live load reduction

Flood Loads

   Design loads

   Loads on breakaway walls

   Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads

   Wave loads

Wind Loads

   Allowed procedures (methods 1, 2, 3)

   Basic definitions and requirements

   Main wind force resisting system versus components and cladding

   Wind speed, importance factor, exposure, enclosure classifications

   Method 1—simplified procedure

   Method 2—analytical procedure

Snow Loads

   Ground and roof snow loads

   Design coefficients

   Unbalanced and snow drift loads

Rain Loads

Seismic Design Criteria

   Scope and applicability

   Seismic ground motion values/geologic hazards andgeotechnical investigation

   Importance factor and occupancy category

   Seismic design category

   Simplified structural design criteria for simple bearing wallor building frame systems

   Seismic design requirements for nonstructural components


Patrick Conlon, P.E.

Founder and Managing Principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC

Patrick Conlon is a licensed professional engineer with 20 years of high-profile structural engineering experience. He has lent his expertise and creativity to large, challenging new high-profile construction projects including the iconic Yankee Stadium, the 75-story tall One57 in Manhattan, the new 22,000 sf steel-framed column-free Blessed Kateri Church in Lagrangeville, NY as well as numerous other projects of various scales. The owners, architects, contractors, and property managers with whom he collaborates seek him out as a project partner because of his work ethic and focused client service.

As founder and managing principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC, Brookfield, CT, Mr. Conlon has created a culture that is highly client-focused and disciplined, making it easy for our colleagues to recommend him. He takes great pride in their ability to address structural challenges for diverse clients in the areas of new construction, renovation and structural rehabilitation of existing structures in a variety of categories including commercial, residential, industrial, office, school, religious, historic and recreational buildings; adaptive reuse projects; LEED accredited projects; peer reviews of other engineers’ work; and feasibility studies.

Mr. Conlon is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. He has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Coalition (CT), the International Code Council and the American Institute of Steel Contstruction.