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Thursday, December 15, 2022 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)


Presented by
Marcus E. Woods PE, MSc & LEED AP

Understanding Structural Loads
Types of structural loads
General structural integrity
Classifying buildings and structures
Modifying and expanding existing structures

Residential Design Loads
International Residential Code Structural (IRC) structural provisions
Other standards and guidelines
Dead loads
Live loads
Combined loads
Wind loads
Ice and snow loads
Flood loads

Residential Foundation Design
Examining site soils and characteristics
Determining bearing capacity
Choosing a foundation type: footings, piles, basements, slabs

Frame Design
Choosing framing materials
Framing floors
Framing walls
Roof framing options
Connection design

Designing for Wind, Snow, Flood and Seismic Loads
Wind resistance design
Managing snow and ice loads
Handling flood and wave loads
Seismic design options

Workshop: Structural Design of a Single-Family Home


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 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 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 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).


Marcus Woods PE. MSc & LEED AP

Marcus E. Woods PE, MSc & LEED AP Owner of Woods Residential Engineering & Inspection
After working in engineering and design management with award-winning structural and construction firms for nearly 10 years, Marcus E. Woods founded his own firm, Woods Residential Engineering & Inspection. Mr. Woods is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with a focus on structures) from Washington University in St. Louis, and he has earned “Accredited Professional” status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Woods is a member of: The Woods Educational Enrichment Foundation, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) (Director of Programs for the Chicago professional chapter), the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

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: Residential Structural Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course on residential structural design covers the types of loads on residential structures, IRC structural provisions and other design standards and guidelines, foundation design, frame design, and designing for weather and seismic loads. Learners will have the opportunity to put it all together in class by creating the structural design for a single-family home.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the types of loads on structures and describe how buildings and structures are classified.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference structural provisions in the International Residential Code and other standards and guidelines.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to choose a foundation type, determine bearing capacity of site soils, and select framing materials for floors, walls, roofs and connections.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify factors to consider when designing for wind, snow, flood and seismic loads.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/11/2025

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.