This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.
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The USB+PDF package includes either an Mp3 audio recording of a live seminar, or video recording of a live webinar on a USB thumb drive along with a PDF file of the manual that was distributed at the seminar/webinar. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).
The webinar video recording requires completion of a follow-up quiz with 80% or greater accuracy (multiple attempts allowed) in order to download a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities varies widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.
The Mp3 audio recording 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 varies 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 - 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Overview of Special Inspections
General program guidelines
Special inspector qualifications
Testing and inspection agency accreditation
Forms, schedules and agreements
Soil and Foundation Inspections
Existing soil conditions Site preparation
Shallow foundations Deep foundations
Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections
Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
Prestressed and precast concrete
Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement
Shop fabrication Welds
Bolted connections Pre-engineered metal buildings
Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design
AWC and AISI publication references in Code
Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
Lateral framing inspection practices
Seismic resistance/isolation systems
Exterior Insulation/Finishes and
Fire Resistance/Smoke Control
Exterior insulation and finish systems
Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
Material Standards and Load Tests
Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
In-situ load tests
Pre-construction load tests
Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports
Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”
Discrepancy documentation, tracking and resolution
Final report, required documentation and distribution
Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP
Michael Fiebig holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, and a Master of Architecture degree, both from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed architect in more than a dozen states, providing both design and consulting services to clients throughout the country. Mr. Fiebig is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, as well as an NCARB certificate holder. He is a LEED Green Associate, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and a Certified EIFS Industry Professional. As a forensic architect, Mr. Fiebig provides analysis of standard of care in design and construction projects, helping to evaluate problematic buildings for a variety of purposes. He performs cause and origin analyses of building system installations and failures, including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing systems, foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-protection systems and EIFS cladding. As a design architect, Mr. Fiebig provides architectural design services for residential and commercial buildings, and he provides code consulting for clients, specializing in life/safety, egress, and fire protection requirements. He also provides traditional architectural services during construction including special inspections when required by the jurisdiction of authority. Mr. Fiebig’s experience includes dozens of court and deposition testimonies regarding standards of care in professional design, construction, and the built environment. Mr. Fiebig holds active memberships in many professional organizations including the AIA, NCARB, NFPA, ICC, and others.
Technical Director at Pie Consulting and Engineering
Mr. Moulder is a licensed professional engineer in seven states, and he has over 20 years’ experience in structural engineering. He is proficient in the design, analysis and rehabilitation of residential and commercial building systems. Having done both new construction and rehabilitation projects, Mr. Moulder has developed a portfolio of knowledge of what works and does not work for a structure’s performance. Currently, Mr. Moulder serves as the technical director for Pie Consulting & Engineering and works out of their Texas offices in The Colony.
Mr. Moulder has been with Pie since 2008, and he is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps.