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Presenter: Theodore O’Donnell, P.E., S.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 5:00 pm

Engineered Lumber Products and Design Guidance

   Examining types of engineered lumber products
      • Structural and non-structural
   National Design Specification for Wood Construction
   ASCE Standard for Load and Resistance Factor Design for Engineered Wood Construction
   Building codes

Design Values and Equations for Structural Engineered Lumber

   Reference design values and adjustments
      • Bending members
      • Compression members
      • Solid columns
      • Tension members
      • Combined loads
      • Bearing capacity

Structural Glued-Laminated Timber

   Types of members
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Timber Poles and Piles

   Types of members
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Pre-Fabricated Wood I-Joists

   Types of members
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Structural Composite Lumber and Wood Structural Panels

   Types of products
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Connectors and Fasteners

   Mechanical connections
   Dowel fasteners
   Split ring and shear plate connectors
   Timber rivets

Fire Design and Finishing of Exposed Members

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states (excludes Florida architects). Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.

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, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

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 within 15 business days.


Theodore O’Donnell, P.E., S.E.

Owner of O’Donnell Structural Consulting, LLC in Bayse, VA

O’Donnell Structural Consulting, LLC, was formed in 2011 by Theodore O’Donnell to provide professional engineering services with special emphasis on design of wood structures. Mr. O’Donnell graduated in 1988 from Youngstown State University with a BSCE degree with a structural concentration. Upon graduation he went to work for Inter-Lock Steel doing wood truss design and computer programming. In 1991 Inter-Lock was bought by MiTek Industries where he continued his truss design work. In 1995 he relocated to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to become a field engineer with MiTek. In 1999 he took over as chief engineer at MiTek’s Ohio office and then moved back to Virginia in 2001 to become vice president of engineering with Blue Ridge Truss & Supply.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.