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 – 4:30 pm


   Basic requirements

   General structural integrity

   Classification of buildings and other structures

   Additions and alterations to existing structures

   Load types/cases

Combinations of Loads

   Ultimate strength design versus working stress design

   Load combinations

Dead Loads, Soil Loads, and Hydrostatic Pressure

   Weights of materials and constructions

   Soil loads and hydrostatic pressure

Live Loads

   Uniformly-distributed loads

   Required live loads

   Provision for partitions

   Concentrated loads

   Loads on handrails, guardrail systems, grab bar systems,
     vehicle barrier systems, and fixed ladders

   Impact loads

   Live load reduction

Flood Loads

   Design loads

   Loads on breakaway walls

   Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads

   Wave loads

Wind Loads

   Allowed procedures (methods 1, 2, 3)

   Basic definitions and requirements

   Main wind force resisting system versus components and cladding

   Wind speed, importance factor, exposure, enclosure classifications

   Method 1—simplified procedure

   Method 2—analytical procedure

Snow Loads

   Ground and roof snow loads

   Design coefficients

   Unbalanced and snow drift loads

Rain Loads
Seismic Design Criteria

   Scope and applicability

   Seismic ground motion values/geologic
     hazards and geotechnical investigation

   Importance factor and occupancy category

   Seismic design category

   Simplified structural design criteria for
     simple bearing wal lor building frame systems

   Seismic design requirements for nonstructural components


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states with continuing education requirements.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

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, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar is approved by the International Code Council for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of Building.

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

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


Patrick Conlon, P.E.

Patrick Conlon Founder and Managing Principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC
Patrick Conlon is a licensed professional engineer with 20+ years of high-profile structural engineering experience. He has lent his expertise and creativity to challenging high-profile construction projects including the iconic Yankee Stadium, the 75-story tall One57 in Manhattan, the new 22,000 sf steel-framed column-free Blessed Kateri Church in Lagrangeville, New York, numerous custom luxury homes, and numerous interesting projects of various scales. The owners, architects, contractors, and property managers with whom he collaborates seek him out as a partner because of experience, talents, and client focused service.  As founder and managing principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Mr. Conlon has created a culture that is highly client-focused and disciplined, making it easy for colleagues to recommend him. He takes great pride in the firm’s ability to address structural challenges for diverse clients in the areas of new construction, renovation, and structural rehabilitation of existing structures.  Conlon Engineering’s portfolio includes a variety of categories such as commercial, residential, industrial, office, school, religious, historic and recreational buildings; adaptive reuse projects; LEED accredited projects; peer reviews of other engineers’ work; and feasibility studies. Mr. Conlon is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,  Massachusetts and South Carolina. He has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, and he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Coalition (CT), the International Code Council, and the American Institute of Steel Construction.