Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 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 Inspections
Concrete placement testing and inspection
Pre-stressed and precast concrete
Masonry mortar, joints and connections
Grout and grout placement
Steel Inspections (Part A)
Tension and slip critical bolts
Steel Inspections (Part B)
Structural steel assemblies
Joint and connection details
Pre-engineered metal buildings
Wood Construction, Fire-Resistance and Exterior
Inspection of wood structural elements
Wood fasteners and connections
Architectural wall panels
Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)
Seismic and Wind Resistance
Seismic requirements - inspections, tests, observations
Wind resistance - observations
Load Testing and Material and Test Standards
Discrepancies and Reports
Reports and discrepancy list
Who Should Attend
7.0 HSW Contact Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
.7 CEUs - Special Inspections
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education/contact hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.
HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).
This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and DC architects.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina,and North Dakota.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Special Inspections.
This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
James A. D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, BD+C
Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Consulting Engineers Council of New York State (CEC-NYS). Mr. D’Aloisio is chair of the Sustainability Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute. He is a trained infrared thermographer. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Specialties include detailing to minimize structural thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2-e emissions of structures and foundations. Dr. D’Aloisio has been involved in numerous special inspection projects, including developing statements of special inspections, performing inspections, and facilitating discrepancy resolutions. He has also performed over 100 structural forensic investigations, and he has presented over 100 times.
Christopher R. Paolini, P.E.
Sr. Vice-President of CME Associates, Inc., in East Syracuse
Mr. Paolini is a New York State and Massachusetts licensed engineer and is vice president of CME Associates Inc. He received his B.S. degree in Environmental and Resource Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, and he has a master’s degree in Professional Studies, also from SUNY ESF. In 2007 Mr. Paolini was promoted to vice-president of CME. In 2013, he was promoted to senior vice president where he provides engineering program management, technology training and market enhancement to CME’s five New York branch facilities. Mr. Paolini has been the geological engineer-of-record on more than 1,000 geotechnical engineering projects. When the New York State Building Code was updated in 2002, he became a leader in the industry relative to special inspections and began educating not only his staff, but also design professionals, owners and building code officials, and he continues to educate on updated versions of the New York State Building Code.Mr. Paolini has given more than 100 seminars on Chapters 17 and 18 of the New York State Building Code (2010), and he has provided several seminars on soil mechanics and geotechniques to the construction industry. Mr. Paolini is currently the president (chair) of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York – Central Region. He is also an examiner for the American Concrete Institute.
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