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Presenter: Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Camp Hill, PA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15949

Product Number: 19 PACSBDSN 5 30 CDMN LH

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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The CD/Manual package includes an audio recording of a live seminar on CDs, along with a bound copy of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

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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

Concrete Building Design

   Concrete mix design considerations
   Benefits of concrete admixtures and applications
   Slab-on-grade design
   Elevated floor systems in concrete
      - Concrete beam supported slabs
      - Concrete slabs and joists
      - Waffle slabs and two way slabs
   Concrete columns – rectangular, square, round
   Concrete lateral systems – frame vs shear wall

Steel Building Design

   Steel building design considerations
   Composite floor system design and benefits
   Structural floor system alternatives
      - Joist floor systems
      - Comslab
      - GirderSlab
      - DeltaBeam
      - EcoSpan
   Structural diaphragm systems and attachments
   Steel columns – wide flange, HSS, pipe
   Structural lateral systems
      - Moment frames
      - FEMA requirements
      - Braced frame systems
      - Masonry or concrete shear walls


Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.

Bala Consulting Engineers Inc., King of Prussia, PA

Mr. Schaffer has 17 years of experience in structural analysis and design throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Penn State University Architectural Engineering program with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. Mr. Schaffer has project experience in commercial, higher education, pharmaceutical, hospital/life care and multi-family residential markets. In 2012, he was selected by Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine as a Top 40 Under 40 for his achievements in structural engineering.