This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $269. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.
How to Use
Streamable/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 streamable MP4 video self-study package includes a video recording of the presentation as well as a PDF of the manual that was given to attendees. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).
You will be required to complete a follow-up quiz with 80% or greater accuracy (multiple attempts allowed) at the conclusion of the presentation 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.
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 - 12:30 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
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
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
Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC
Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, eld investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience speci c to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and oor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations a er 25 di erent tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Ma hew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.