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

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: State College, PA

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
One Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-234-8000

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
  • Other
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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 construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

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 designing and analyzing everything 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 creates, writes, and edits their monthly newsletter. She also regularly spends time tutoring and greatly 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 and as a structural engineer in Illinois, and she is certified as a NCEES Model Law Structural Engineer. Her goal is to meet client needs in a positive 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.