Choose the way you want to learn!

This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session

8:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 5:00 pm CDT


Presented by:
Travis Welt

Understanding Structural Loads

Types of structural loads
General structural integrity
Classifying buildings and structures
Modifying and expanding existing structures
How the ASCE 7 is used as a standard or guide in Minnesota

Dead Loads, Soil Loads and Hydrostatic Pressure
Weight of materials and structure
Soil loads and hydrostatic pressure

Live Loads
Uniformly-distributed loads
Concentrated loads
Required live loads
Impact loads

Rain, Ice and Snow Loads
Calculating rain, ice and snow loads on roofs
Design coefficients
Unbalanced, drifting and sliding loads
Examples of ice and snow loads specific to Minnesota

Wind 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
Examples of wind loads specific to Minnesota

Other ASCE Provisions: Earthquake Loads



Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs      (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)

Floodplain Managers


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar/webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW PDHs/
continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states,
including Tennessee. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW for both in-person and online participation (Sponsor
No. J885). The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved
this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs for both in-person and online attendance. Only full
participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs for
certified floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the
seminar (in-person) for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance
certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen
business days.

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


Travis Welt

Assistant Professor at the University of St. Thomas
Mr. Welt has spent his professional career working on projects ranging from single-family residential design to design of floating offshore production facilities, specifically focused on steel stiffened plate hull design. As a structural design engineer (Shell International Exploration and Production), he developed a risk-based inspection philosophy for the largest (upon installation) floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico, and led many brownfield projects including subsea developments and flowline pull-ins (to existing floating production facilities). Mr. Welt’s research career has focused specifically on seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structural walls. Through large-scale experimentation, he has isolated inconsistencies with classical analytical models for confined concrete as compared with modern design, and influenced changes in the building code accordingly. Mr. Welt is a member of ACI 369 (Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Frame Buildings) and ACI 374 (Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings), and is a registered Professional Engineer.

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 ( 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: Introduction to HEC-RAS Modeling

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines open channel hydraulics for analyzing the flow of water through natural rivers and other channels. and how modeling can be used in the design of bridges and culverts, to forecast the encroachment of rivers and wetlands on development sites, and to model stormwater drainage.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles of open channel hydraulics, including the conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, Bernoulli’s Equation.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to model bridges and culverts in HEC-RAS using expansion and contraction coefficients and stead flow simulations, and they will be able to view and interpret the model results.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able create a typical HEC-RAS culvert model using steady flow simulation, and they will be able to view and interpret the results.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able create a typical HEC-RAS river/wetland/floodplain encroachment model and be able to view and interpret the results.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/28/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.