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Presenter: Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill
2175 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-663-5300

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 - 5:00 pm

Preliminary Concepts of Structural Steel Design

   Design theory and design objectives
   ASD vs. LRFD
   Loads and load combinations

Flexural Members

   Forces on members
   Flexural member design

Compression Members

   Forces on members
   Compression member design

Tension Members

   Forces on members and connections
   Tension member design
   Tensile effects and failures

Combined Forces and Combined Loads

Connection Design

   Load transfer and connection design
   Bolted connections
   Bolt design, size, spacing, and failures
   Welded connections
   Weld design and weld failures

Structural Steel Applications and Case Studies

   Commercial and industrial buildings
   Residential buildings
   Parking structures

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 New Jersey CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPC Credits

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 CPCs to professional engineers in all states.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

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.

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: Basics of Structural Steel Design

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines preliminary concepts of structural steel design, flexural members, compression members, tension members, combined forces and combined loads, connection design, and structural steel applications, including commercial and industrial buildings, residential buildings, parking structures and bridges.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able distinguish between allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) in the design of steel buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe forces on structural steel members, including tension forces and compression forces.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe strategies for designing connections between structural steel members, including bolted connections and welded connections.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify appropriate applications for structural steel design and construction, including commercial and industrial buildings, parking structures and bridges.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/10/2022

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.