Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 5:00 pm
Treatment of Structure Loads in Building Codes and Standards
• Historical considerations
• ASCE 7-5 and 7-10
• CRSI, ASTM, API, AASHTO, FAA, AREA, AWWA, SCEANC, FEMA, etc
• Allowable Strength Design (ASD)
• Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
Definition of dead load
Common materials and components
Definition of live load
Live load examples
• Roofs, floors, walls
• Traffic and various wheel loads, distribution considerations
ASCE 7 background
Computing wind loads
• Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS)
Rain and Snow Loads
Ponding and drainage
Snow: Balanced, unbalanced and drifting
Water, Moving and Still
• Uplift, flowing water, scour, relief of flood forces
Seismic, Blasting and Ground Vibration Loads
Basic seismic considerations
• Ground motion and equivalent lateral force
• ASCE 7 design formulae and coefficients, how does all this work?
• Non-building structures
Ground vibration from blasting
Earth Pressure Loads
• Active, passive and at-rest conditions
Live loads, direct and through soil
Application of Loads to Various Structures and Components
Common building components: joists, rafters, beams, columns and walls
Structural analysis considerations
Examples and case studies
• Wind loads on components
• Foundation in flood-prone area
• Buried vault
Using Spreadsheets and Software to Calculate Design Loads
Spreadsheet design considerations
Examples and case studies
Buried vaults and culverts
Who Should Attend
7.0 HSW Contact Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects, in most states, including North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for engineers in North Carolina.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for North Carolina architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
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.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty category of Building.
This seminar also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.
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.
Gregory A. Robinson, PE
Mr. Robinson is a graduate of North Carolina State University from which he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and his master of Civil Engineering degree. He has 30 years of experience in the structural engineering field and has been in private practice for 24 years. Prior to establishing his own practice Mr. Robinson worked for Bechtel Petroleum inSan Francisco and various structural engineering firms in the Raleigh area. Mr. Robinson is a licensed professional engineer in 16 states. He has taught structural analysis classes at the community college level and conducted numerous seminars over the last 20 years. He also served on a sub-committee for the North Carolina Building Code Council tasked with reviewing the provisions of the North Carolina Residential Code for interior moisture control and water intrusion. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes design, analysis and evaluation of steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures. He has investigated over 1,500 wood frame buildings for damage and he has developed plans of repair for structures and finishes.