Current and Anticipated Climate Effects on
Structures and Communities
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST


   Changing climate zones

   Changing weather patterns

   Forecasting future climate change effects

   Effect of actions to slow or reverse climate change

Assessing the Impact of Sea Level Rise, Changing Temperature
and Changing Weather Patterns
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CST

   Impact of sea level rise on the built environment

      •       Reviewing scientific projections

      •       Revising flood plain maps

      •       Assessing insurance risks

      •       Adapting future building plans to sea level changes

   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

      •       Public health impacts

Studying the Impact of Extreme Weather
Events on Structures and Communities
Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST


   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, Outdoor Spaces, New Construction and Existing
Buildings to Withstand Extreme Weather Events
Friday, March 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CST

   Adapting sites and outdoor spaces

      •       Existing initiatives toward sustainable sites

      •       Specific strategies for individual sites

      •       Strategies for communities and municipalities

   Adapting new construction and retrofitting existing buildings

      •       Adapting/revising coastal construction guidelines

      •       Adapting/revising building codes

      •       Implementing design strategies to protect new and existing structures

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 can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     7.0 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer and architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)).

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Dr. Jairo H. Garcia

Dr. J Garcia is an expert in urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education. Dr. Garcia develops innovative policies and educational programs to make communities and cities cleaner, sustainable, resilient, and equitable. He is the lead author of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and led a collaborative effort with more than 40 stakeholders to the 100 Resilience Cities application, awarded to the City of Atlanta in 2016. Dr. Garcia is a member of the Georgia Research Roadmap steering committee, an initiative of the Georgia Climate Project lead by University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, which has a goal of improving understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia. He received the Individual Climate Leadership Award by the EPA in 2017. This award recognized Dr. Garcia’s leadership in addressing climate change and engaging organizations, peers and partners. He represented the Mayor of Atlanta at COP23 in Bonn, Germany and presented at an event organized by the International Urban Cooperation Programme related to global cooperation to address climate change. Dr. Garcia’s publications on urban sustainability, climate change and sustainability education are numerous. His academic experiences include a position as a research assistant and two teaching assistant positions at Columbia University, a faculty adjunct and thesis advisor position at Concordia University, and faculty adjunct positions for the UCLA-Extension Program, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garcia holds an engineering degree, an MSc degree in Management of Information Technologies from Syracuse University, an MSc degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Sustainability from Pepperdine University.