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Special Inspections Under International Building Code Chapter 17

Presenter: Michael Berry, P.E., C.W.I., M.S.I.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, SC

Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7000

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:00 pm


Introduction to Chapter 17-Special Inspections

   Overview of Chapter 17
   Responsibilities of owner, architect, inspector, and contractor
   Default values of each discipline
   Final letter of special inspections


Soils and Foundations

   Basics of a geotechnical report
   Alternative options other than undercutting
   Types and the need for soil testing
   Unsuitable vs. unusable
   Foundation testing for non-inspectors
   PSI vs. PSF
   Preliminary budget estimates for mass grading


Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel

   Concrete breaks are low: what now?
   Air entrainment
   Basics of field inspections of reinforced steel and concrete
   What is a moment of connection and why is it important?
   Field inspections of bolted connections


ACT Ceiling Grid, Epoxy Anchors, and Fire Penetrations

   Acoustical ceiling tile: seismic category C vs. D
   Installation and inspection of ACT
   Field inspections of fire penetrations and joints
   Importance of cleanliness for installations of epoxy anchors
   Questions and discussion

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

Architects
     6.0 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .6 CEUs (Building)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for North Carolina architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon 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.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been submitted to any state building contractor licensing board for approval.

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.

Speakers:

Michael Berry, P.E., C.W.I., M.S.I.

Michael Berry, P.E., C.W.I., M.S.I. has over five years of experience working for third- party testing and inspection firms. Mr. Berry performs daily inspection and testing for local municipality jurisdictions, South Carolina Office of School Facilities, and South Carolina Office of State Engineer. He specializes in performing International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 17 special inspections, and earthwork and site work inspections and testing. Mr. Berry assists with mechanical, plumbing, building, and electrical inspections, and consulting and code interpretation of IBC, NFPA, AWS D1.1, ASME IX, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3. He is a registered South Carolina professional engineer and a master special inspector for reinforced concrete, structural masonry, SFRM, and high-strength bolting. Mr. Berry is also a certified welding inspector (CWI) and commercial Chapter 1 inspector. He also has SCDOT earthwork, concrete, and HMA QC level 1 along with South Carolina CEPSCI certifications. Mr. Berry is the vice president of the Columbia Tip Club and has been appointed to the Exam Development Committee for the soils special inspector exam for the term of January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019.

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.