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Presenter: Brian Johnson

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Seminar Location: Online

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Structural Design: Ethical Issues  (Including 1.0 Ethics Hour) 
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT


   “Standard” of care

   Duty to inform

   Engineered design

   Responsible charge/direct supervision

   Ethics of continuous load path


   Misclassification of building exposure category

   Misclassification of snow exposure factor

   Rational analysis


   Rebuilding problems

   Record retention

Structural Design: Gravity Forces
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 12:30 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Components of a continuous load path

   Flush vs. “dropped” headers

   Tall walls - slenderness, eccentricity

   Hinges in exterior walls – lack of details or direction

   Roof recover or replacements

   Ponding vs. pooling

   Roof live load

   Corridor framing     

Structural Design: Lateral Forces
Friday, August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT


   Components of a continuous load path

   Special design provisions for wind and seismic

   Flexible diaphragms

   Open front structures

   Cantilever diaphragms

   Diaphragm continuity


   Collectors - drag struts, diaphragm chords, collectors

   Shear walls -shear walls with openings - perforated

   Shear walls with openings - FTAO

   Moment frames

   Hinges in exterior walls – lack of details or direction


Structural Design: Wind, Seismic and Connections
Friday, August 16, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT


      • Drift and shrinkage effects

      • Parapet loading (wind, MWFRS)

      • Parapet loading (wind, C&C)


      • Drift and shrinkage effects

      • Parapet loading (seismic)


      • Shear wall – lateral force transfer in shear wall floor to floor connections

      • Bracing

      • Floor diaphragm to vertical lateral force resisting system

      • Embedded threaded rod to concrete, ACI 318-D

      • Load transfer through concrete       

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.14 (Mojave)

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 PDHs
     (Including 1.0 Ethics Hour)

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). 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.

Halfmoon Education is an approved continuing education provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. See Stormwater Infiltration webinars for available HSW PDHs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.

New York engineers who wish to claim continuing education credit for the Technical Writing webinars are advised to attend all four webinars in the series. Individual webinars in this series will not be accepted.


Brian Johnson

Mr. Johnson provides structural engineering and forensic inspections in multiple states. His work focuses on staff development, mentoring, proper structural design practices, peer reviews and the investigation of building damage, construction or structural defects and their proper repair, legal support, report writing, expert witness services and expert reports. Mr. Johnson also consults as designer of record or peer reviewer for a variety of building types, primarily wood-framed single-family townhomes, and two to four-story assisted living, office, hotel, apartment and condo complexes. He has design experience in big box retail in Florida’s Hurricane prone regions and experience with historic buildings codes (UBC, BOCA, SBC). A licensed professional engineer in Minnesota since 2004, Mr. Johnson earned his B.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He is also a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and a professional structural engineer in Nebraska.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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