Seismic Design and Construction
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
11:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
11:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT
Jon F. Sfura, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.
Agenda Day One
Seismology and Earthquake Actions
Effects of soil conditions
Western, central, and eastern U.S. seismicity
Structural Dynamics and Response
Ground motions and structural response
Modal superposition analysis
Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design
Seismic design objectives
Inelastic response and ductility
U.S. Seismic Codes
Agenda Day Two
ASCE 7 Seismic Design
Mapped spectral response
Design response spectrum
Seismic design category and design factors
Seismic force resisting systems
Equivalent lateral force procedure
Load combinations, over strength, redundancy
Diaphragms and shear walls
Material-Specific Seismic Force Resisting Systems
International Building Code (IBC) provisions
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341) provisions
American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) provisions
American Concrete Institute for Masonry Structures (ACI 530) provisions
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7.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.75 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Seismic Design and Construction
This webinar offers 7.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.5 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), and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education
is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and
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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 7.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the
The International Code Council has approved this event for .75 CEUs in the specialty area
of Building (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)
Jon F. Sfura Ph.D. P.E. S.E.
Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois
Dr. Sfura is a Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. His experience includes the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems, the investigation of structural failures, peer review, and the rehabilitation of structures. He has published and lectured on seismic design and performance, and the assessment and rehabilitation of structures.
Dr. Sfura received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He studied the nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric steel structures to earthquake ground motions as a doctoral candidate. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, civil engineer in California, and professional engineer in Florida and Michigan. He is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned interdisciplinary firm with 19 offices across the United States. Its team of structural engineers, architects, and material scientists use problem solving and a hands-on technical approach to construction challenges, with virtually every construction material, structural system, and architectural component.
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Course Title: Seismic Design and Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 7.5 hour live lecture presentation examines earthquake characteristics and their effects on soil conditions and structural dynamics and response, the modern philosophy of seismic design, US seismic codes, ASCE-7 Seismic Design, and material-specific seismic force resisting systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of the modern philosophy of seismic design, and they will be able to discuss the performance objectives of U.S. seismic codes.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify material-specific seismic force resisting system provisions of the IBC, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC 341), American Concrete Institute for Structural Concrete (ACI 318), and American Concrete Institute for Masonry structures (ACI 530).
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe earthquake characteristics, their effect on soils, and structural responses to ground motion.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with the seismic design provisions of ASCE 7.
LUs: 7.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 04/14/2024
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