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8:30 – 9:00 am CDT
Morning Session
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
1:00 – 1:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:30 – 4:25 pm CDT

Introduction to Composite Steel and Concrete Structures                     T. Welt

Brief history and overview of architectural styles
Composites: materials, components and systems
Mechanics of composite action
Design philosophy and optimization

Repairing and Protecting Concrete Structures                      G. Seegebrecht
– An Overview
New construction to deterioration – how/why does it happen?
Common concrete problems
Concrete repair process
Concrete protection

Mass Timber Design using Composite Beams                     J. Riley
Benefits of using slim floor structures to reduce floor-to-floor height
Composite beam long span capabilities will enhance design flexibility
Reduction of building wall area with slim floor structures to reduce construction
and energy costs
Composite beam complies with ULI fire-rating requirements

Composite Components: Beams, Columns, Walls and Slabs                     D. Dudley
Composite steel deck slabs: typical design and new long span capabilities
Composite beam and joists framing systems
Composite columns: a combination of structural steel and structural concrete
Composite concrete tilt-up panels

Case Studies of Composite Buildings                     A. Abdelnaby
in High Seismic Zones
Essential elements for the design of multi-story buildings
Seismic considerations for design and assessment
Seismic repair and retrofit of existing buildings

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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.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA   (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education
hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey
(Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon
Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and
architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not
preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable
to the AIA/CES.

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


Adel Abdelnaby Ph.D.

Adel Abdelnaby Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Associate Professor at the University of Memphis
Dr. Abdelnaby holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012). He has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Memphis since the fall of 2012. Dr. Abdelnaby has more than 15 years of experience in the field of failure analysis of buildings and bridges. He has assessed, repaired, and designed high-profile structures in the US and overseas, including 3,000+ years old large historical buildings in Egypt, where he conducted non-destructing testing and helped provide repair and retrofit plans to limit further deterioration of structural components and prevent possible structural failure. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to the behavior and design of steel, reinforced concrete, wood and masonry structures, earthquake engineering, nonlinear analysis of structural systems, and mechanics of materials. Dr. Abdelnaby has extensive knowledge of current structural engineering design and assessment codes and standards, including the International Residential and Building Codes, ASCE 7-16, ACI 318-14, AISC Manual and Specifications, NDS 2018, TMS 402/602, and AASHTO. Dr. Abdelnaby is a licensed structural engineering at the states of Illinois and Oklahoma and licensed professional engineer in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley PE, SE Principal at Dudley Dunham Engineering | Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University
Mr. Dudley started out his career as the project structural engineer on the renovation to Kyle Field which at $500M was the largest stadium renovation and expansion in the world. After working at the esteemed engineering company Walter P Moore, Mr. Dudley opened up his own structural engineering practice in 2017 which has quickly developed into a fast-growing structural engineering firm with offices in College Station, Austin and Houston. Dudley Dunham Engineering services commercial, industrial, municipal and multi-family projects with notable projects including the Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center in Conroe which when completed will the largest, municipal, mass timber project in the State of Texas. In addition to this, Mr. Dudley serves as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M in both the College of Architecture – Construction Science Department and the College of Engineering – Architectural Engineering Department. He is a recipient of the 2020 NSPE-TX Young Engineer of the Year Award, the 2019 ENR Top Young Professional and the 2018 Civil + Structure Magazine Rising Star in Structural Engineering.

John Riley

John R. Riley is an equity shareholder at Montgomery Little & Soran, PC, and he has been the managing partner since 2010. He practices in general litigation matters with an emphasis on construction, engineer, architect, and auto accident claims. Mr. Riley’s work experience includes
personal injury claims, contract disputes and professional license matters before state licensing agencies. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Riley’s trial and arbitration experience includes more than 30 cases presented to juries, judges, and arbitrators. During a nine-month time
period, Mr. Riley had five civil trials including back-to-back week long jury trials for two separate engineering clients. Mr. Riley’s writing and appellate experience includes appeal briefs and oral arguments to the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals and to the Tenth Circuit
Court of Appeals. His appellate work has resulted in fifteen published opinions. In law school, Mr. Riley was on the Iowa Law Review and served as an associate editor. He served on the Judicial Performance Commission for the Denver District and County Court. Mr. Riley passed both the Iowa
Bar (now inactive) and the Colorado Bar during the same summer following law school.

George Seegebrecht, FOUNDER

George W. Seegebrecht PE, FACI Owner of Concrete Consulting Engineers (CCE), PLLC in Westchester, IL
Mr. Seegebrecht is a graduate of Valparaiso University (BSCE) and has been an engineer in the concrete industry for 40 years. Initially he served as assistant project manager and then branch manager for a national material testing firm. Thereafter for 25 years he worked for the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and its subsidiary Construction Technology Laboratories (CTL) in Skokie, Illinois, as research engineer and then senior evaluation engineer. In 2009, Mr. Seegebrecht started consulting practice (CCE), and activities includes evaluation of concrete/shotcrete issues related to design, materials or workmanship deficiencies and subsequent repair recommendations and litigation support. He is a member and fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a voting member on numerous committees. Mr. Seegebrecht serves as examiner of record for the ACI-IL Chapter Concrete Certification Program. He is the 2019 ACI-Illinois recipient of the Henry Crown Award. Mr. Seegebrecht is a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and American Shotcrete Associate (ASA).

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: Composite Steel, Concrete and Mass Timber Buildings

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the use of composite steel and concrete materials , components and systems and design considerations, repairing and protecting concrete structures, mass timber design and composite beams, composite steel deck slabs, composite beam and joists framing systems, composite columns, and composite concrete Tilt-Up Panels.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the materials, components and applications of composite steel and concrete building materials and structures, and they will be able to describe the mechanics of their composite action.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify how and why concrete deteriorates and other common problems with concrete, and how it is repaired and can be protected to extend its service life.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the benefits and application of mass timber beams to enhance design flexibility and the use of slim floor structures to reduce floor-to-floor height. They will be able to discuss how composite beams comply with URL fire-rating requirements.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the applications and design specifications of composite steel deck slabs, composite beam and joist framing systems, and combination structural steel and structural concrete.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss seismic considerations and repair techniques for composite buildings.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with construction materials

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/27/2024

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.

USB/Manual Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

HalfMoon will mail you these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

The USB Mp3+PDF package includes an Mp3 audio recording of a live seminar on a USB thumb drive along with a PDF file of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The Mp3 audio recording contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities varies widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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