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Presenter: Eugene Brislin Jr., P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Boise, ID

Holiday Inn Express
3050 South Shoshone
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-342-4322

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar has been cancelled. The same topic will be presented as a webinar series that will take place over two days, Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133439/seismic-design-and-construction-webinar-series/online

Seismology and Earthquake Actions

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

Structural Dynamics and Response

   Ground motions and structural response
   Response spectra
   Modal superposition analysis

Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design

   Seismic design objectives 
   Inelastic response and ductility

U.S. Seismic Codes

   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

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Idaho.

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

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 seminar for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This program also offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board with a continuing education requirement.

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.


Eugene Brislin Jr., P.E.

Structural Engineer, Summerville, SC

Mr. Brislin has been a professional engineer for more than 20 years and has designed many structures and performed many different types of analysis in that time. He has worked for a steel fabricator, an architectural/engineering firm and a seismic consultant and has been in private practice over 13 years.

Mr. Brislin earned his BSCE degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his MSCE degree from the University of South Carolina. He has completed all his course work for his PhD degree, but has not completed his dissertation. His graduate study work has been in mathematical elasticity.

Mr. Brislin has worked on a wide variety of projects from arenas such as Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Edward Jones Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, to renovation and seismic retrofit of the South Carolina State House and the design of the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art. He has done stress analysis on weapons systems for the Department of Defense and has consulted on cellular telephone concealment projects.

Mr. Brislin’s company routinely performs modal analysis of structures to provide more accurate seismic loads and to reduce the cost of seismic requirements through more advanced analysis techniques. The company is knowledgeable concerning structural dynamics and can perform a full dynamic analysis for complicated structures, and ductility requirements in concrete and masonry as well as welded steel moment connection requirements on toughness of steel.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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