Part I: September 25, 2012; 9 am – 11 am Pacific Time
Part II: October 11, 2012; 9 am – 11 am Pacific Time
Speaker: Ned M. Cleland, Ph.D., P.E.
Part I: Design of Precast Concrete Parking Structures for Wind and Earthquake Forces
This seminar is devoted to the structural design of precast concrete parking structures for lateral forces due to wind and earthquakes. Design and detailing of structures assigned to Seismic Design Categories A (wind only), B, C, and D are discussed. It is pointed out that the structural integrity requirements of ACI 318 play a significant role in the design for lateral forces. The major topics are: (1) general seismic design issues for parking garages, (2)shear wall design, (3) design of moment resisting frames, and (4) design of diaphragms.
Part II: Design of Connections and Components for Precast Concrete Parking Structures
This seminar is devoted to the structural design of precast concrete parking structures following system analysis. Included are three major topics of discussion. The first topic is the design and detailing of connections between structural members, which are, as always, crucially important in precast concrete structures. The second topic is the structural design of the horizontal components, which include double-tee units, inverted tee beams, spandrel beams, slabs, and stairs. The third topic is the structural design of vertical components including precast columns, prestressed columns, ramp walls, shear walls, and stair walls.
The web seminars will also include three question-and-answer periods.
Discounted fee (for registration received by September 21 for Part I and October 9 for Part II): $250 for the first connection*; $185 for the second connection*; $125 for the third connection*; and $60 for each subsequent connection*.
Regular fee (for registration received after September 21 for Part I and October 9 for Part II): $265 for the first connection*; $195 for the second connection*; $130 for the third connection*; and $65 for each subsequent connection*.
Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection*. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection* by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.
All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections*, can earn 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.
Three methods for registration:,
1. Click here to register online,
2. Call (847) 991-2700 to register,
3. Complete the registration form and fax to (847)-991-2702.
Small Business Registration: We provide discounted registration for small businesses. We have defined small businesses for this purpose as those businesses with no more than 4 engineers on staff. Please note that this discounted registration does not depend on the number of engineers attending the seminar or those in a particular office, but rather on the number of engineers on staff in the small business. This discount also applies to the university faculty members.
- Seminar registration fee is $100 for small businesses with 1-2 engineers on staff and university faculty members. This is for one connection*; if a second connection* is needed, additional fees apply.
- Seminar registration fee is $200 for small businesses with 3-4 engineers on staff. This is for one connection*; if a second connection* is needed, additional fees apply.
Please call 847-991-2700 to register as a small business.
We are now a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).
* A connection is defined as a single web connection plus a single telephone connection (if necessary).
AMD Athlon/Sempron or equivalent @ 600 MHz with 512 MB RAM
Minimum 300 MB free hard disc space
MAC OS X
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher
MS Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Netscape Navigator 7 or higher
Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
(Laptop users are encouraged to use external speakers rather than the built-in speakers)
Internet connection with 768 kbps minimum speed