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Presenter: Nathan Walsman, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-352-1231

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

Parking Geometrics and Layout

    Typical parking layout
      • One-way vs two-way traffic 
      • Turning bay requirements
      • End bay parking 
      • Square footage per space
   Vertical circulation
      • Parking ramp requirements 
      • Express ramp requirements and transitions
      • Helical ramp requirements
   ADA requirements
      • Required amount of ADA accessible spaces
      • Required amount of van accessible spaces
      • Vertical clearance requirements 
      • Floor slope requirements
   Egress requirements
   Open vs enclosed classification
   Expansion joint locations

Structural Systems for Parking Structures

   Typical construction types
      • Cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete
   One-way beam/slab
   Two-way flat plate
      • Prestressed, precast concrete 
      • Steel construction
   Comparisons of the systems
      • Durability of the systems 
      • Restraint considerations
      • Confined site issues 
      • Lighting
      • Construction issues

Parking Structure Design

   Loading requirements
      • Live load 
      • Snow load 
      • Wind load
      • Seismic load
      • Thermal, creep, shrinkage, shortening
   Design criteria
      • Tensile stresses and classification
      • Minimum P/A stress 
      • Balanced dead load
      • Minimum bonded reinforcement 
      • Loss of tendons during construction

Lateral Force Resisting Systems

   Types of lateral force resisting systems
      • Moment frames 
      • Shear walls and lightwalls
      • Cantilevered columns
   Ideal locations for shear walls
      • Visibility and safety 
      • Effects on volume change

Durability and Maintenance

   Mix design and classification 
   Add mixture options
   Life cycle cost analysis 
   Finishing and curing
   Routine maintenance guidelines

Construction Issues

   Sleeves and conduits 
   Tendon profile issues
   Tendon blowouts 
   Post installed anchors

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours/PDHs

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Indiana engineers. Architect continuing education providers and courses are not subject to preapproval in Indiana.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for 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.


Nathan Walsman, P.E.

Principal at Schaefer in Cincinnati, OH

Mr. Walsman graduated from Purdue University with BS and MS degrees. He has been a principal engineer at Schaefer in Cincinnati since 2005. Mr. Walsman has a proven resume of work experience in the area of structural engineering and in parking structures in particular. He has been working in structural engineering since 1999, and he has since designed over 40 parking structures.

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.