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)


Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Log In
8:30 – 9:00 am CDT
Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 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


Webinar Instructions

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.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at


Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar/Seminar)
6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and
6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in Minnesota and most other
states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Minnesota.

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 architects via its
registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
(Regulations of the Commissioner and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove
continuing education providers or courses.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
to claim the hours earned at this program, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to
determine eligibility.

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

The International Code Council has approved this course 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
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: Minnesota Structural Design Loads under the ASCE 7 Standard

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour live lecture presentation examines the types of structural loads, general structural integrity, classifying structures, and modifying and expanding existing structures. It will also examine loads that act on structures, including dead loads, soil loads, live loads, rain, ice and snow loads, wind loads and earthquake loads.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to classify buildings and structures, identify types of structural loads, and discuss structural issues for modifying and expanding existing structures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine and discuss design considerations for dead loads, soil loads and hydrostatic pressure on structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine and discuss design considerations for both concentrated and uniformly distributed live loads on structures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine and discuss design considerations for wind, weather and earthquake loads on structures.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and constructions

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/15/2024

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.