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Presenter: Rob McConnell, PE, LEED, Green Associate

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Day One: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)

Parking Planning and Functional Design
How much parking do we need?
Designing for the user
Site design
Parking structure planning
• Layout
• Circulation
• Ramps
Parking operations
Wayfinding and signage
Architectural and code considerations
Security and lighting
Mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems

Day Two: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)

Parking Structure System Design
Structural system selection
Structural design
• Gravity
• Wind
• Seismic
• Drainage
• Volume Change

Parking Structure Maintenance, Restoration, and Repair
Preventative maintenance
Typical deterioration and repairs
Risk of deferred maintenance

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours 
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Rob McConnell, PE, LEED, Green Associate

Vice President Parking Solutions

Mr. McConnell’s parking design and consulting experience encompasses three decades of work with airports, governmental agencies, military, transit, higher education, resort, healthcare, and corporate clients. He is a member of the National Parking Association’s Parking Consultants Council, ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute, the International Parking and Mobility Institute, and various regional parking and mobility organizations. Mr. McConnell is well-versed in precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, and steel construction. His experience includes numerous restoration, parking study, and programming projects. He is also an accredited Parksmart Advisor, able to guide owners through GBCI’s Parksmart certification process for sustainably designed, constructed, and operated parking facilities.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: Parking Structure Design, Construction and Maintenance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the functional design of parking garages, the structural design of parking garages, and strategies to maintain restore and repair parking structures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the commercial applications of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, available certifications, and permitting requirements.

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe structural requirements for parking garages, including seismic loads and wind resistance loads.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and differentiate parking structure classifications and be able to participate in parking structure planning, including its layout, circulation pattern, and means of vertical communication.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to incorporate into parking structure design drainage, fire prevention and protection, and vehicle and pedestrian egress.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the benefits and challenges of various types of parking structures, service life expectations, and maintenance and repair planning.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/06/2023

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.