Structural Design Loads under the ASCE 7 Standard
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Friday, September 17, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT
(incl. a 60-min break)
Robin M. Closs, SE PE
Understanding Structural Loads
Types of structural loads
General structural integrity
Classifying buildings and structures
Scope and applicability
Seismic ground motion values
Calculating seismic loads
Seismic design category
Weight of materials and structure
Required live loads
Live load reduction
Retaining wall calculations
Overturning, sliding, bearing
Basic definitions and requirements
Wind speed, importance factor, exposure, enclosure
Main wind force resisting system calculations
Wind on other structures
Snow and Ice Loads
Calculating snow drift and ice loads
Flat roof, sloped roof, unbalanced, sliding snow
Rules of thumb
Modifying and expanding existing structures
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
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International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Structural Design Loads under the ASCE 7 Standard
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing
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Robin M. Closs
Robin M Closs, S.E., P.E., has 15 years of experience as a structural engineer in designing and analyzing anything from pipes to multistory buildings in fields such as commercial, power, government, institutional, nuclear, industrial, and residential. She traveled to Long Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of a Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response Team. Her engineering knowledge in timber, concrete, steel, masonry, aluminum, and light gauge metal has helped her design new buildings, complete renovations and additions, demolish existing structures, produce mechanical platforms, and design appropriate repairs to roofs, walls, floors, and spillways. Ms Closs is the president of The Engineering Society of Buffalo and currently creates, writes, and edits their monthly newsletter. She also regularly spends time tutoring and greatly enjoys assisting young minds to see the benefits of engineering. She has also acted as the principal coordinator for 80 person volunteer teams, judged inventions, and mentored winners of engineering city competitions. Ms Closs graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS degree in Architectural Engineering with a Structural Specialty. She is a licensed professional engineering in multiple states, is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, and is certified as a NCEES Model Law Structural Engineer. Her goal is to meet client needs in a positive and timely fashion!
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Course Title: Structural Design Loads under the ASCE 7 Standard
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines design considerations for various loads that act on structures, including earthquake, dead, live, soil, wind, snow, and ice loads.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to classify building and structures, identify types of structural loads, and define structural integrity.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to calculate seismic loads and determine seismic ground motion values.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine dead loads, or the weight of the building, and the will be able to estimate the live (or variable) loads that are expected to act on the structure.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how to determine and appropriately design for soil loads, wind loads, snow and ice, and combinations of loads.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/29/2024
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