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Presenter: Jon F. Sfura, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Johnston, IA

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 515-334-9000

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        7:30 - 8:00 am

Morning Session:                8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm


Seismology and Earthquake Actions

   Earthquake characteristics
   Effects of soil conditions
   Western, central and eastern U.S. seismicity


Structural Dynamics & Response

   Ground motions and structural response
   Response spectra
   Damping
   Modal superposition analysis


Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design

   Seismic design objectives
   Inelastic response and ductility
   Proportioning


U.S. Seismic Codes

   History
   Performance objectives
   Hazard levels


ASCE 7 Seismic Design

   Mapped spectral response
   Design response spectrum
   Seismic design category and design factors
   Seismic force resisting systems
   Estimating period
   Structural irregularities
   Equivalent lateral force procedure
   Load combinations, overstrength, redundancy
   Diaphragms and shear walls
   Deflection limitations


Material-Specific Seismic Force Resisting Systems

   International Building Code (IBC) provisions
   American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341) provisions
   American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) provisions
   American Concrete Institute for Masonry Structures (ACI 530) provisions

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.5 PDHs

Architects
     7.5 HSW CEHs
     7.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .75 CEUs (Building)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa and neighboring states.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable 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 event for .75 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232)

This event also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity for course approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Jon F. Sfura, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.

Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois

Dr. Sfura is a senior associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. His experience includes the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems, the investigation of structural failures, peer review, and the rehabilitation of structures. He has published and lectured on seismic design and performance, and on the assessment and rehabilitation of structures.

Dr. Sfura received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He studied the nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric steel structures to earthquake ground motions as a doctoral candidate. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, civil engineer in California, and professional engineer in Florida and Michigan. He is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., is an employee-owned interdisciplinary firm with 19 offices across the United States. Its team of structural engineers, architects, and material scientists use problem solving and a hands-on technical approach to construction challenges, with virtually every construction material, structural system, and architectural component.

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: Principles of Seismic Design.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation is based on ASCE 7-10/7-16 and examines earthquake characteristics and effects, structural dynamics and response, US seismic codes, seismic design philosophy, seismic provisions of ASCE 7, and material specific seismic force resisting systems.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of the modern philosophy of seismic design, and they will be able to discuss the performance objectives of U.S. seismic codes that are designed to allow structures to better sustain seismic events.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify material-specific seismic force resisting system provisions of the IBC, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341), American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318), and American Concrete Institute for Masonry structures (ACI 530).

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe earthquake characteristics, their effect on soils, and structural responses to ground motion.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with the seismic design provisions of ASCE 7.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/22/2022

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.