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Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT

Presented by
Dr. Jairo Garcia

Day One: Thursday, March 25, 2021
11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min. break)

Current and Anticipated Climate Effects on Structures and Communities
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
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

Day Two:
Friday, March 26, 2021
11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min. break)

Studying the Impact of Extreme Weather Events
on Structures and Communities
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
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

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sustainability)

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 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.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved
this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is
reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the
specialty area of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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


Dr. Jairo Garcia

Dr. Jairo 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.

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: Designing for Climate Resilience

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the current and anticipated effects of climate on structures and communities, the impact of sea level rise, temperature and changing weather patterns, and the impact of extreme weather events on structures and communities. It also explores how to adapt sites, outdoor spaces, new construction, and existing buildings to withstand extreme weather events.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the current and anticipated changes in climate zones and weather patterns, rising sea levels, flooding, rising temperatures, and extreme weather events such as hurricanes.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to decribe how extreme weather events are impacting structures and communities, and they will be able to identify current actions that are being taken to mitigate these impacts on the built environment.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how building sites and outdoor spaces can be adapted to withstand extreme weather events on the individual property, community and municipal-level.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how new construction and retrofitted existing buildings can be designed to protect them from extreme weather events, and they will be able to discuss the importance of revising building codes to meet the challenge of extreme weather impacts on buildings.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and concern with the impact of climate change on the built environment

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/23/2023

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.

Webinar Price: $289.00