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Presenter: Neville R. Pereira, P.E., CBO

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: San Jose, CA

Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-452-0200

This seminar is closed or full.


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

   Pre-construction meeting

   Report distribution

Soil and Foundation Inspections

   Existing soil conditions

   Site preparation

   Pile foundations

   Pier foundations

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections

   Concrete reinforcement

   Concrete placement, testing and inspection

   Curing concrete

   Prestressed and precast concrete

   Masonry mortar, joints and connections

   Grout and grout placement

   Masonry reinforcement

Steel Inspections

   Shop fabrication


   Tension and slip-critical bolts

   Structural steel assemblies

   Joint and connection details

   Pre-engineered metal buildings

Wood Construction, Fire-Resistance and Exterior Insulation Inspections

   Inspection of wood structural elements:

      Wood fasteners and connections

      Architectural wall panels

      Wood trusses

      Insulation inspections

      Fire-resistant materials

      Exterior insulation and finish systems

      Smoke control

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

   Resolving discrepancies


   Final report

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

*does not qualify for California accessibility requirement

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states with continuing education requirements, excluding Florida architects. This seminar does not qualify for California’s mandated accessibility continuing education requirement.

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

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina,and North Dakota.

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

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor 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 to participants within fifteen business days.


Neville R. Pereira, P.E., CBO

Chief of Building Services and the Interim Deputy Director for the Resource Management Agency over Public Works, Parks and Facilities for the County of Monterey in California

Mr. Pereira is currently the chief of Building Services and the interim deputy director for the Resource Management Agency over Public Works, Parks and Facilities for the County of Monterey in California. As registered professional engineer in the state of California, he has spent the past 30 years of his career facilitating construction as a design engineer and city or county official. He is also currently ICC certified as a plans examiner, building inspector, accessibility specialist and building official. Mr. Pereira’s experience includes several jurisdictions including the County and City of Los Angeles, City of Glendale, City of Santa Monica, Temple City, and City of Pasadena, where he has served in various capacities ranging from plans examiner, to inspector, building official and city engineer. He was an adjunct professor for the College of the Canyons, teaching architecture, construction, and building codes. Mr. Pereira’s service to his profession includes several years on the Board of Directors, culminating in president of the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC. He has served on the Administration Code Committee as vice chair of ICC’s Technology Advisory Group, and he chaired the Higher Education Task Group for the Building Official’s Membership Council. He currently serves on the CALBO State Licensing Boards Committee and is a commissioner on the Monterey County Commission on Disabilities. During the past 15 years of consistently attending ICC code hearings, Mr. Pereira has worked to raise the profile of the code official though building consistency, education, and participation of the membership.

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.