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Friday, October 28, 2022
8:30 am – 3:15 pm EDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
Troy Bishop, P.E., G.C.
Zachary Rubin, SE
Brian Shaw
Brian Johnson


Designing to Manage Wind Loads
Understanding wind loads and applicable building codes
– Causes and types of wind
– Wind velocity
– Wind turbulence
– Effects of terrain and structures
– Residential code compliance
– Commercial code compliance
Complying with ASCE 7-16 provisions on wind loads
– Determination of design wind pressure
– Low-rise buildings 
– Buildings with H>60 degrees
– Simplified method
– Open buildings
– Building appurtenances 
– Simplified method  

Designing to Manage Flood Loads
     Governing Body
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)
Flood Proofing Certificate
   Code References
ASCE 7-16
ASCE 24-14
FEMA 3-93
    Flood Zoning
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD)
North American Vertical Datum of 1988 Plane (NAVD)
Base Flood Elevation (BFE) (100-Year Flood)
Freeboard Design Flood Elevation (DFE)
FEMA Flood Zones V or VE Zone (Coastal High Hazard)
Coastal A Zone
Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA)
Non-Coastal A Zone X or C Zone
Coastal vs. Riverine
     Floodproofing Methods
Dry Floodproofing
Flood Emergency Operations Plan
Allowable Seepage Rates for Non-Residential Structures
Wet Floodproofing
     ASCE 7-16 Load Combinations
V-Zone or Coastal A-Zone vs. Non-Coastal A-Zone
Wind and Flood Simultaneously (Storefront)
      Flood Design
Design Water Velocity 
Hydrostatic Loads
Hydrodynamic Loads (Non-Breaking and Broken Waves)
Surcharge Depth
Breaking Wave Pressure
Breaking Wave Force
Breaking Wave Height
Stillwater Depth
Debris Impact
Debris Weight
Depth Coefficient
Blockage Coefficient
Building Structure Coefficient 

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance
Flood Insurance

Designing Passive Floodproofing Solutions Using 

Floodproof Windows and Wall Systems
Evolution of floodproofing systems
New generation of flood mitigation solutions
Differences between active and passive dry floodproofing solutions
Tests for impact windows, flood windows and flood walls
Floodproof windows
– Ability to passively withstand impact
– Push the limits of size in a design  


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information 
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects 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) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Troy Bishop, P.E., G.C.

President and Founder, Axiom Structures, Pompano Beach, FL

Mr. Bishop is a multi-state licensed structural engineer and a Florida General Contractor with extensive experience in the evaluation and design of wood, aluminum, steel, masonry, concrete, and light gage steel structures. His career focus is on structural consulting for code compliance during hurricane events. Mr. Bishop is skilled in evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, and the evaluation of damage to structures from natural disasters and from man-made causes. He has thirteen years of experience with high-volume specialty structural engineering for architects, contractors, product manufacturers and their distributors, and the public; demonstrating consistent record of increasing gross revenue, professional abilities, and departmental productivity throughout tenure. Mr. Bishop’s strengths include extensive field experience, product evaluations, structural design with focus on components, code requirements of glazing, canopy, and life-safety structures, value and reverse engineering, design of anchorage systems, conflict detection, personnel management and project budgeting.

Brian Johnson

Vice President of Sales for Fenex LLC
Mr. Johnson oversees both our national and international sales programs to ensure a seamless client interaction from early design to finished product delivery. By utilizing the project specific criteria, he works with architects, engineers, & developers to provide one of a kind oversized impact window solution for both commercial and high-end residential projects. Mr. Johnson is also an educator for architects, engineers, developers, property managers, and building code officials. He has worked with the AIA to develop an approved course that carries 1 Health, Safety, & Welfare credit as an accepted continuing education course for the public. As a result, lunch and learn presentations are a frequent part of his agenda. Mr. Johnson is also a Certified Floodplain Manager by the ASFPM. With this background he is an expert on utilizing custom window systems as passive flood barrier solutions. His extensive flood proofing background is essential as he leads the company forward in this emerging market.

Zachary Rubin SE

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mr. Rubin studied civil engineering at UCF in Orlando. He is a structural engineer specializing in aluminum design for building components. Mr. Rubin has more than 8 years in experience in structural building components such as pavilions, glass canopies, fabric shades, trellises, louvered roof systems, sunshades, flood barriers, flood gates, flood doors, flood windows, flood glass railings, stairs, railings, fences, gates, rooftop screens, AC stands, mechanical unit tie-downs, solar panels, cladding, mullions, roll down shutters, rigid/fabric storm panels, and signs subjected to wind/snow/flood/ice/live/dead loads.

Brian Shaw

Certified Floodplain Manager,

Mr. Shaw is a certified floodplain manager and has worked within the flood mitigation industry for over 15 years. As Senior Vice President in Sales and Marketing at, he leads a team of flood mitigation specialists that focus on proper floodproofing techniques to ensure resilient structures. is a turnkey supply company of floodproofing products that specializes in flood barriers, floodproof windows, and flood vents. The team of certified floodplain managers, flood mitigation specialists, and engineers provide the industry with a portfolio of innovative dry and wet floodproofing systems. Their flood design services assist with engineering and design, floodproofing analysis and assessment options, to code compliance and flood insurance consulting.

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: Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course explores what design professionals need to know when designing residential structures to withstand wind loads and flood waters in Florida.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe various types of weather loads – including wind, precipitation and flood loads – and explain how they can effect structures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with ASCE 7-16 design provisions on wind loads for residential and commercial buildings, low-rise buildings, open buildings, and building appurtenances.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize different kinds of floodproofing, including dry and wet floodproofing, and consider all of the different forces that water can exert on structures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the ways in which building design and compliance have an effect on flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available for both residential and non-residential structures.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with structural design concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/06/2025

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.