HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Art J. Hunkele, P.E., MASCE, P.E.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15558

Product Number: 18 OHWFSFDC 5 31 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.0 continuing education hours to architects (HSW) and engineers. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Wood Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

   Elements in common to wood and light gauge steel design and construction
   Forces acting on any structure
   Load combination
   Load path
   Fire resistance considerations
   Short history of wood construction and development of conventional wood framing
   Governing codes
   Sawn lumber, engineered lumber
   Basic building elements; floor, wall and roof framing
   Pre-manufactured wood trusses and bracing diaphragms
   Connections/fastener and adhesives
   Connections and fasteners

Steel Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

   Development of cold formed steel framing
   Governing codes
   Design considerations
   Connections and fasteners
   MEP accommodation and coordination

Special Topics

   Decks and balconies
   Special floor system considerations for stone and tile floors
   Sustainability and the Forest Stewardship Council
   Timber frame mid- to high-rise construction trends
   Cross-laminated lumber (CLT)


Art J. Hunkele, P.E., MASCE, P.E.

Mr. Hunkele, principal, of New Millenium Building Engineers, LLC, founded the company with his wife/office manager in 2005.  His company serves the light commercial, and residential markets specializing in foundation, and structural failure investigation, repair design and structural detailing design for new construction.  Mr. Hunkele serves architects, realtors, building owners, solar panel dealers, contractors and buyers and sellers of residential and light commercial building projects.  He is a member of national, state and local organizations of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.  Mr. Hunkele is also a National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers board certified inspector.  Before New Millennium Building Engineers, LLC, he was with a well-known national/international construction management firm for 28 years.