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Presenter: Jake Eavenson, P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Columbia, SC

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14205

Product Number: 16H SCWTHRLD 9 29 CBIA

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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

Designing to Manage Wind Loads

   Understanding wind loads and applicable building codes

      • Causes and types of wind

      • Wind velocity

      • Wind turbulence

      • Effects of terrain and structures

      • Residential and commercial design loading compliance

   Complying with ASCE 7-10 provisions on wind loads

      • Determination of design wind pressure

      • Low-rise buildings

      • Buildings with H>60 degrees

      • Simplified method

      • Open buildings

      • Building appurtenances

      • Simplified method

   Construction Considerations based on IRC and IBC 2015

      • Lateral force resisting systems

Designing to Manage Flood Loads

   Understanding flood loads and applicable building codes

      • Types of flood waters

      • Types of flood hazard areas and flood prone structures

      • Residential and Commercial design loading requirements

   Complying with ASCE 7-10 and 24-14 provisions on flood loads

      • Loads during flooding

      • Design considerations for:

            Non-coastal high hazard or coastal A zones

            High risk flood hazard areas

            Coastal high hazard areas and coastal A zones

            Materials used in construction

            Dry vs. wet flood proofing

Designing to Manage Rain Loads

   Understanding rain loads and applicable building codes

      • Types and classifications of rain events

      • Residential and Commercial design loading requirements

   Complying with ASCE 7-10 provisions on rain loads

      • Roof drainage

      • Design rain loads

      • Ponding instability

      • Controlled drainage


Jake Eavenson, P.E.

Cranston Engineering Group, P.C.
Mr. Eavenson is a professional engineer and project manager at the structural engineering department of Cranston Engineering Group in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. During his career, Mr. Eavenson has designed and been involved in the construction administration of numerous building projects with a large focus on the coastal effects of a high wind zone and flood loading. He has experience in nearly every type of building structure including recreation and athletic facilities, municipal buildings and structures, churches, educational facilities, office buildings, hospitals and other medical buildings, historic structures, and marine structures. His experience also includes bridge design, historic preservation projects, and an extensive background in the design of retaining walls. He is experienced in using various complex computer software for structural optimization of the design process. Mr. Eavenson earned his B.S.C.E degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.