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Structural Design Loads in Accordance with the ASCE-7 Standard

Presenter: Patrick Conlon, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Scranton, PA

Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570-342-8300

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


   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

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. It 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 Pennsylvania.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor 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.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Partial attendance cannot be reported to the AIA.

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

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

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 within15 business days.


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, and the new 22,000 sf steel-framed, column-free Blessed Kateri Church in Lagrangeville, New York, 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.  Mr. Conlon is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.  He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.  Mr. Conlon is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Coalition, the American Institute of Steel Construction and the International Code Council.

As founder and managing principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Mr. Conlon has created aculture that is highly client-focused and disciplined.  He takes great pride in the firm’s 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.

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.