Structural Design Loads in Accordance with the ASCE-7 Standard Seminar
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 – 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:45 – 5:00 pm
Understanding Structural Loads
Types of structural loads
General structural integrity
Classifying buildings and structures
Modifying and expanding existing structures
Dead Loads, Soil Loads and Hydrostatic Pressure
Weight of materials and structure
Soil loads and hydrostatic pressure
Required live loads
Loads on breakaway walls
Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads
Rain, Ice and Snow Loads
Calculating rain, ice and snow loads on roofs
Unbalanced, drifting and sliding loads
Wind speed, importance factor, exposure, enclosure classifications
Allowed procedures (methods 1, 2 and 3)
Basic definitions and requirements
Main wind force resisting system vs. components and cladding
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 bearing walls and building frame systems
Design requirements for non-structural components
7.0 HSW CEPHs/Contact Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
7.0 Contact Hours
Non-Mandatory 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 Texas.
The American Institute of Architects has approved this event 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, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The International Code Council has approved this event for 7.0 contact hours (.7 CEUs) in the specialty area of Building.
This seminar offers contractors a continuing education opportunity, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.
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.
Jerald W. Kunkel
Jerald W. Kunkel Consulting Engineers, Inc. in ArlingtonMr. Kunkel is a registered professional engineer in 37 states. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and his master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas – Arlington. He specializes in the design and investigation of commercial and residential structures. His design experience includes bridge design, steel and concrete design of commercial buildings, and concrete and wood framing design of residential structures. He has been involved in the design of slab-on-grade foundations in the expansive clay soils of north central Texas and at various locations nationwide for the past 34 years. Mr. Kunkel currently conducts seminars and lectures at trade schools on residential construction, remodeling and repair. He is also a professor in practice at the University of Texas at Arlington, an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College and a fellow and lifetime member in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Kunkel is also a Texas certified windstorm engineer.