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Presenter: Brian C. Eubanks, M.S.C.E, P.E, D.F.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Houston, TX

Marriott West Loop - By the Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-960-0111

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm


Development of Design Specifications and Building Codes

   Development of the International Building Code
   Development of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction
   Properties of wood


Design Values, Requirements and Equations

   Loads
   Load combinations
   Timber modification factors
   Bending members
   Compression members
   Tension members
   Combined loading members


Structural Use of Sawn Lumber and Timber

   Sawn lumber applications and design values
   Timber poles and piles applications and design values


Structural Composite Lumber

   Types of products 
   Applications and design values

Structural Glued Laminated Timber

   Types of products 
   Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

   Types of products 
   Applications and design values


Prefabricated Wood Trusses

   Characteristics of prefabricated wood trusses
   Benefits of prefabricated wood trusses
   Types of prefabricated wood trusses
   Engineered design
   Installation


Wood Structural Panels

   Material characteristics
   Diaphragms
   Shear walls


Designing Connections

   Types of fasteners 
   Prescriptive connections (IRC)
   Proprietary connections 
   Engineered connections


Fire Protection Design

   Types of construction 
   Assembly selection


Common Framing Errors

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Architects
     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in all states, excluding Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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

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

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education 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:

Brian C. Eubanks, M.S.C.E, P.E, D.F.E.

Mr. Eubanks is the founder and principal structural engineer of Paragon Structural Engineering, LTD, (PSE) a structural design and forensic investigation firm based in Plano, Texas. He leads a technical staff comprised of professional engineers, graduate engineers, project managers, and field technicians in the structural design and forensic investigation of planned and existing structures. Mr. Eubanks’ structural design services include analysis and engineering of large, custom single-family residences, multi-family apartment/condominium complexes, low-rise commercial facilities, warehouses and ancillary structures (retaining walls, screen walls, and swimming pools). He also performs construction-phase observations of the aforementioned structural systems to verify design compliance. Mr. Eubanks has performed engineering designs for thousands of residential and light commercial structures as well as hundreds of retaining walls, screen walls, and pools. His structural forensic services include investigations concerning soil-structure interactions, performance of structural systems, evaluation of building envelopes, and determination of cause, origin, and extent of peril damage. Soil-structure interaction assessments include claims relating to design, construction, historic/current site effects, and moisture source influences. Structural system assessments include claims relating to current or latent design and construction issues. Building envelope assessments include claims related to roof coverings, veneers, flashing, and weather resistive barriers. Peril assessments include claims relating to hurricane damage, tornado damage, lightning strikes, earthquakes, explosions, fire damage, and vehicle-structure collisions. Mr. Eubanks has performed hundreds of forensic investigations, and he has authored dozens of expert reports for use in mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation. In addition, he has provided expert witness testimony in dozens of mediations, arbitrations, and court cases. Mr. Eubanks is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states and is a board certified diplomate in forensic engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He also serves as a member of the American Concrete Institute’s Design of Slabs-on-Ground Committee (360), the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Forensic Investigations and the Residential Foundation Investigation and Design Subcommittee (ASCE-Texas Section), the Post-Tensioning Institute’s Structural (DC-10A) and Construction/Maintenance (DC-10D) Subcommittees, and the ASTM International Committees on Concrete Aggregates (C-09), Forensic Engineering (E-58), Soil and Rock (D-18), and Wood (D-07). Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Prestonwood Christian Academy. Mr. Eubanks aims to educate with regard to soil-structure interaction; the design, performance, and evaluation of structural systems; the evaluation of building envelopes; and causes and origins of damage to new and existing structures, as well as remedial solutions.

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.