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Wind, Snow, and Ice Design Loads

Presenter: Robin M. Closs, S.E., P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Manchester, NH

The Executive Court Banquet Center
1199 South Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109
Phone: 603-626-4788

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Wind Load Design

   Brief history of ASCE 7 wind design
   Wind velocity
   Effects of terrain on buildings
   Main wind force resisting system
   Directional and envelope procedures
   Simplified procedure
   Low rise buildings
   Open buildings
   Minimum wind loading
   Wind pressure design
   Components and cladding
   Building appurtenances

Snow and Ice Load Design

   Snow loading and building code
   Ground snow load
   Flat and sloped roof snow load
   Unbalanced, drift, and sliding snow
   Rain on snow surcharge
   Existing roof requirements
   Ice load
   Ice on building appurtenances

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW CE Hours*
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs - Building

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire.

*Attention New Hampshire architects: Your licensing board relies on each licensee to determine and claim appropriate credit hours regarding SD and HSW classification.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects. Partial attendance cannot be reported to the AIA.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Robin M. Closs, S.E., P.E.

Robin M. Closs, S.E., P.E. has 15 years of experience as a structural engineer in designing and analyzing anything from pipes to multistory buildings in fields such as commercial, power, government, institutional, nuclear, industrial, and residential. She traveled to Long Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of a Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response Team. Her engineering knowledge in timber, concrete, steel, masonry, aluminum, and light-gauge metal has helped her design new buildings, complete renovations and additions, demolish existing structures, produce mechanical platforms, and design appropriate repairs to roofs, walls, floors, and spillways. Ms. Closs is a past president of The Engineering Society of Buffalo and currently edits their monthly newsletter. She is currently employed as a substitute teacher and regularly spends time teaching engineering at local events where she enjoys assisting young minds to see the benefits of engineering. She has also acted as the principal coordinator for 80 person volunteer teams, judged inventions, and mentored winners of engineering city competitions. Ms. Closs graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS degree in Architectural Engineering with a Structural Specialty. She is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, and certified as a NCEES model law structural engineer. Her goal is to meet client and student needs in a positive, fun, and timely fashion.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.