Seismology and Building Codes
December 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST (includes a 30 minute break)

   Seismology and Earthquake Actions 

      • Earthquake characteristics

      • Effects of soil conditions

      • Western, central, and eastern U.S. seismicity 

   Structural Dynamics & Response 

      • Ground motions and structural response

      • Response spectra

      • Damping

      • Modal superposition analysis 

   Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design 

      • Seismic design objectives

      • Inelastic response and ductility

      • Proportioning 

   U.S. Seismic Codes 

      • History

      • Performance Objectives

      • Hazard Levels 

Seismic Design of Building Structures
December 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST (includes a 30 minute break)

   ASCE 7 Seismic Design

      • Mapped spectral response

      • Design response spectrum

      • Seismic design category and design factors

      • Seismic force resisting systems

      • Estimating period

      • Structural irregularities

      • Equivalent lateral force procedure

      • Load combinations, overstrength, redundancy

      • Diaphragms

      • Shear walls

      • Deflection limitations

   Material-Specific Seismic Force Resisting Systems

      • International Building Code (IBC) provisions

      • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341) provisions

      • American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) provisions

      • American Concrete Institute for Masonry Structures (ACI 530) provisions

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     8.0 HSW Contact Hours

     8.0 HSW LUs

     8.0 PDHs

     8.0 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA.


Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.

Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois
Dr. Sfura is a Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. His experience includes the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems, the investigation of structural failures, peer review, and the rehabilitation of structures. He has published and lectured on seismic design and performance, and the assessment and rehabilitation of structures.

Dr. Sfura received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He studied the nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric steel structures to earthquake ground motions as a doctoral candidate. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, civil engineer in California, and professional engineer in Florida and Michigan. He is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned interdisciplinary firm with 19 offices across the United States. Its team of structural engineers, architects, and material scientists use problem solving and a hands-on technical approach to construction challenges, with virtually every construction material, structural system, and architectural component.

There are 2 Courses in This Seminar

Seismology and Building Codes

Seismology and Building Codes

December 27, 2016 Webinar Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.
Seismic Design of Building Structures

Seismic Design of Building Structures

December 28, 2016 Webinar Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.