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Presenter: Gary Storm, P.E., LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Overland Park, KS

Hilton Garden Inn
5800 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: 913-345-2661

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12450 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Structural Loads

   Types of structural loads
   General structural integrity
   Classifying buildings and structures
   Modifying and expanding existing structures

Dead Loads, Soil Loads and Hydrostatic Pressure

   Weight of materials and structure
   Soil loads and hydrostatic pressure

Live Loads

   Code-required live loads
   Uniformly-distributed loads
   Vehicle loads
   Concentrated loads
   Impact loads
   Special use loads

Flood Loads

   Design loads
   Loads on breakaway walls
   Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads
   Wave loads

Rain, Ice and Snow Loads

   Calculating rain, ice and snow loads on roofs
   Design coefficients
   Unbalanced, drifting and sliding loads

Wind Loads

   Wind speed, importance factor, exposure, enclosure classifications
   Allowed procedures (methods 1, 2 and 3)
   Basic definitions and requirements
   Main wind force resisting system vs. components and cladding

Earthquake Loads

   Scope and applicability
   Seismic ground motion values/geologic hazards and geotechnical investigation
      • Importance factor and occupancy category
      • Seismic design category
      • Simplified structural design criteria for bearing walls and building frame systems
      • Design requirements for non-structural components

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
    7.0 PDHs (HSW)

     7.0 HSW PDHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW PDHs to Kansas professional engineers and architects. It will qualify for continuing education credit in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kansas.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

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 engineers and architects.

The International Code Council has approved this activity for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No, 1232).

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


Gary Storm, P.E., LEED AP

Senior Principal at Thornton Tomasetti

Mr. Storm is a senior principal at Thornton Tomasetti in their Kansas City office. Thornton Tomasetti is a 1500-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Storm has more than 35 years of structural engineering experience, working on a wide variety and multitude of projects. He began his career designing bridges and structures related to treatment plants, roads, highways and dams. For the last 20 plus years Mr. Storm has worked on professional and collegiate stadiums and arenas across the nation and around the world, specializing in the design of long-span roof structures. Related to his work in sport facilities, he has extensive experience in the engineering side of the entertainment industry, performing rigging engineering services for numerous concerts and other major events. Mr. Storm has also specialized in forensic investigations and repairs of damaged and collapsed structures due to high wind events, earthquakes or other catastrophic events. He received his master’s degree in Structural Engineering and his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. Mr. Storm is a registered professional engineer in 22 states and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Structural Design Loads Under the ASCE-7 Standard

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines types of structural loads and design considerations, general structural integrity, classifying buildings and structures, and modifying and expanding structures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify different types of structural loads on buildings, including dead loads, live loads, soil loads, wind loads, and flood loads, and will be able to describe the effects of different types of loads on structures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define the different types of live loads, including concentrated loads, uniformly-distributed loads and impact loads, and will be able to describe the effects of live loads on structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain flood loads, from hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads to wave loads, and will be able to identify how flood loads affect structural integrity of buildings.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to define wind loads on buildings, and will be able to describe different methods of distributing wind loads, including main wind force resisting systems.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with structural design and loads.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/18/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.