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Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT


Presented by Eugene H. Brislin Jr., P.E./S.E.

Existing Buildings Code

  • Historic background
    • Southern Building Code Congress International (SCCCI)
    • Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)
    • International Conference of Building Officials
    • International Code Council – International Existing Building Code
      • Addition, alteration, repair
      • Prescriptive compliance method
      • Work area compliance method
      •  Performance compliance method

Seismic Review for Existing Buildings

  • Background for evaluation
    • ATC 14
      • FEMA 178
      • FEMA 310
      • FEMA 356
      • ASCE 31
  • Background for rehabilitation
    • FEMA 273
      • FEMA 310
      • ASCE 41
  • Combined Standard ASCE 41


  • Tier 1 – evaluation / screening
    • Performance objective
    • Hazard level
    • Quick checks
  • Tier 2 – deficiency based evaluation and retrofit
    • Review deficiencies from tier 1
    • Analysis procedures
    • Element acceptance criteria
    • Element checks based on deficiencies
  • Tier 3 – systematic evaluation and retrofit
    • Full review
    • Analysis to confirm compliance with performance objective
    • Retrofit included – reanalyze for compliance with performance objective
  • Tier 1 – example
  • Tier 2 – example of deficiency checks


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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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6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
6.0 LU|HSW

ICC - 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 that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00049300) 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 HSW LUs (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).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Eugene H. Brislin Jr., P.E./S.E.

Structural Engineer in Summerville, SC

Mr. Brislin has been a professional engineer for more than 21 years and has designed many structures and performed many different types of analysis in that time. He has worked for a steel fabricator, an architectural/engineering firm and a seismic consultant, and he has been in private practice for over 13 years. Mr. Brislin earned his BSCE degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his MSCE degree from the University of South Carolina. He has completed all his course work for his PhD degree but has not completed his dissertation. His graduate study work has been in mathematical elasticity. Mr. Brislin has worked on a wide variety of projects from arenas such as Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Edward Jones Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, to renovation and seismic retrofit of the South Carolina State House and the design of the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art. He has done stress analysis on weapons systems for the Department of Defense and has consulted on cellular telephone concealment projects. Mr. Brislin’s company routinely performs modal analysis of structures to provide more accurate seismic loads and to reduce the cost of seismic requirements through more advanced analysis techniques. The company is knowledgeable concerning structural dynamics and can perform a full dynamic analysis for complicated structures, and ductility requirements in concrete and masonry as well as welded steel moment connection requirements on toughness of steel.

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: Seismic Requirements for Existing Buildings

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course provides an in-depth exploration into seismic requirements for existing buildings, with a focus on the latest codes and standards. The course will focus on historical and current building codes, seismic evaluation methodologies, and comprehensive rehabilitation strategies, culminating in the application of ASCE 41 standards for systematic evaluation and retrofitting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explore the historical evolution of building codes and the development of the International Existing Building Code, including methods for additions, alterations, and repairs.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the seismic evaluation frameworks, including ATC 14, FEMA 178, FEMA 310, FEMA 356, and ASCE 31, and their application in assessing existing buildings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and apply the Tier 1 and Tier 2 evaluation and retrofit processes outlined in ASCE 41, including performance objectives, hazard levels, and deficiency-based analysis procedures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the comprehensive Tier 3 systematic evaluation and retrofit process in ASCE 41, ensuring compliance with performance objectives through detailed analysis and reanalysis.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with basic structural engineering principles and/or familiarity with building codes and seismic evaluation standards.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/12/2027

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $349.00

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