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Presenter: Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Camp Hill, PA

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-763-7117

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

Concrete Building Design

   Concrete mix design considerations
   Benefits of concrete admixtures and applications
   Slab-on-grade design
   Elevated floor systems in concrete
      - Concrete beam supported slabs
      - Concrete slabs and joists
      - Waffle slabs and two way slabs
   Concrete columns – rectangular, square, round
   Concrete lateral systems – frame vs shear wall

Steel Building Design

   Steel building design considerations
   Composite floor system design and benefits
   Structural floor system alternatives
      - Joist floor systems
      - Comslab
      - GirderSlab
      - DeltaBeam
      - EcoSpan
   Structural diaphragm systems and attachments
   Steel columns – wide flange, HSS, pipe
   Structural lateral systems
      - Moment frames
      - FEMA requirements
      - Braced frame systems
      - Masonry or concrete shear walls

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA Learning Units

     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 continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses for Pennsylvania engineers are not subject to pre-approval.

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 New York State Education Department recognizes continuing education providers approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Courses in approved subject areas are considered approved New York State mandatory continuing education for engineers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.

Bala Consulting Engineers Inc., King of Prussia, PA

Mr. Schaffer has 17 years of experience in structural analysis and design throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Penn State University Architectural Engineering program with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. Mr. Schaffer has project experience in commercial, higher education, pharmaceutical, hospital/life care and multi-family residential markets. In 2012, he was selected by Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine as a Top 40 Under 40 for his achievements in structural engineering.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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