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Presenter: Rob McConnell, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Marriott South Park
2200 Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-364-8220

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 4:30 pm

Functional Design of Parking Garages

   Parking structure classification
   Determining parking occupancy type
   Site design
   Parking structure planning
      Vertical communication
   Fire prevention and protection
   Vehicle and pedestrian egress

Parking Structure System Design

   Structural requirements for parking garages
      Seismic design
      Wind load resistance
   Use of shear walls
   Horizontal vs. vertical walls
   Simplified stiffness analysis
   Resistance to overturning
   Moment-resisting frames
   Diaphragm design

Parking Structure Design Continued

Connection Design Considerations

Parking Structure Maintenance, Restoration, and Repair

   Benefits and challenges for various types of parking structures
   Service life expectations
   Condition assessment
   Optimum timing for repairs
   Routine repair and maintenance
   Proactive repair and maintenance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Certified Planners
     6.5 CM Credits

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in North Carolina (S-0130). It offers 6.5 HSW contact hours/CE hours to architects in all states, except Florida.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 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.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and North Dakota.

The American Planning Association has approved this course for 6.5 CM credits, which includes no ethics and professionalism credits or law credits.

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.


Rob McConnell, P.E.

Vice President Parking Solutions
Mr. McConnell’s parking design and consulting experience encompasses more than 20 years of work with airports, governmental agencies, and with military, transit, higher education, resort, healthcare, and corporate clients. He is well-versed in precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, and steel construction. Mr. McConnell’s experience includes numerous restoration, parking study, and programming projects. Several of his projects have received LEED certification, including Colorado State University’s Lake Street parking facility, which received LEED Gold.

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.