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Presenter: Patrick Conlon, P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Scranton, PA

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15188

Product Number: 17 PASTDSNL 6 23 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.25 continuing education hours to architects (HSW), engineers, and contractors. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


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 and geotechnical investigation
   Importance factor and occupancy category
   Seismic design category
   Simplified structural design criteria for simple bearing wall or 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.