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

Reviewing the Science of Climate Change: Current and Anticipated Effects on Structures and Communities

   Scientific consensus on current climate change effects

      • Intergovernmental panel on climate change

      • Current climate change effects in Florida

   Forecasting future climate change effects

      • Effects on sea level, weather patterns, extreme weather events

   Effect of actions to slow or reverse climate change

Assessing the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Florida’s Built Environment

   Which potential reality do you plan for?

   Revising flood plain maps

   Assessing insurance risks

   Adapting future building plans to sea level changes

Assessing the Impact of Changing Temperature and Weather Patterns

   Understanding the practical impact of annual average temperature changes

      • Impact on heating, ventilation and air conditioning

      • Impact on landscape, heat island effect

      • Impact on transportation systems and infrastructure

   Adapting future building plans to a changed climate

Studying the Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Structures and Communities

   Study of hurricanes and recent weather events

   Forecasting the types and intensities of future weather events

   Current actions to mitigate impacts, preserve structures and protect infrastructure

   Insurance and regulatory impacts

Adapting Sites and Outdoor Spaces to Withstand Extreme Temperature and Weather Events

   Existing initiatives toward sustainable sites

   Specific strategies for individual sites

   Strategies for communities and municipalities

Adapting New Construction and Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Withstand Extreme Weather Events

   Adapting/revising coastal construction guidelines

   Adapting/revising building codes

   Implementing design strategies to protect new and existing structures

      • Wind load resistance

      • Flood resistance



     7.0 HSW Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     7.0 FL Area of Practice CE Hours
     7.0 PDHs Outside Florida

Floodplain Managers

     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states, including Florida.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida architects (Provider No. 0001388) and Florida engineers (Provider No. 0004647).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this program for 7.0 CECs.

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.


Michael Rimoldi, MPA, CBO, CFM

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes - FLASH, Inc.

Senior Vice President of Education and Technical Programs, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – FLASH, Inc.Mr. Rimoldi is a state-certified building contractor, state-licensed building plans examiner, International Code Council-certified building official, electrical plans examiner, fire inspector and disaster response inspector with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. His experience and appreciation of the trade originated while working with building contractor, S.D. Hunt Inc., as a project foreman and lead framer during which time he was also a student at the University of South Florida (B.A. 1992). He then earned his license in carpentry and framing and subsequently owned his own business, which he operated for over a decade during which time he became a state licensed building contractor. Mr. Rimoldi’s experience also includes several years spent in the local government sector. While employed with the Hillsborough County Development Services Division in the Building Department, he worked as a plans examiner and was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager of Building Code Compliance and Contractor Licensing. During that time he supervised a team of inspectors and investigators working to monitor and enforce the Florida Building Code as well as state and local ordinances relating to the licensing of contractors. He has held a seat on the Hillsborough County Building Board of Adjustments, Appeals and Examiners which met monthly to decide upon construction and licensure cases within the Hillsborough County and City of Tampa jurisdictions. Mr. Rimoldi brought to that position experience in the Florida Building Code, FEMA construction regulations and knowledge of Florida Statute 489 relating to construction contracting in the State of Florida. He is a credited reviewer of several FEMA construction-related documents including the Coastal Construction Manual, the Local Officials Guide to Coastal Construction and Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
Mr. Rimoldi was most recently the Building Official for Hillsborough County, Florida, a community of 1.3 million residents in a geographical area of approximately 1,200 square miles.
Mr. Rimoldi received a Masters in Public Administration degree in 2011 from the University of South Florida and is pursuing a PhD degree from USF. His research includes aspects of emergency management and disaster recovery. He has taught as an adjunct at the University of South Florida and serves as an instructor for the International Code Council and Florida Floodplain Managers Association, teaching classes around the country.