HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Back to Search

Presenter: Paul Bosela Jr., P.E., LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Middleburg Heights, OH

Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport
7230 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-243-4040

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

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

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 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 Shallow foundations
   Deep foundations

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections

   Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
   Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
   Pre-stressed and precast concrete
   Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
   Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement

Steel Inspections

   Shop fabrication 
   Bolted connections
   Pre-engineered metal buildings

Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design

   AWC and AISI publication references in Code
   Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
   Lateral framing inspection practices Seismic resistance/isolation systems

Exterior Insulation/Finishes and Fire Resistance/Smoke Control

   Exterior insulation and finish systems 
   Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
   Smoke control

Material Standards and Load Tests

   Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
   In-situ load tests
   Pre-construction load tests

Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports

   Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”
   Discrepancy documentation, tracking and resolution
   Final report, required documentation and distribution

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPD Hours/PDHs

Ohio Board of Building Standards
     7.0 Hours*

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

This course includes 1.0 Ethics Hour

*See important details below

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 most states, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio. This course contains .5 ethics hour, which can be applied to an ethics requirement or applied as general continuing education.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J8850).

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Ohio Board of Building Standards has approved this course for 7.0 hours for Building Inspectors, Building Officials, Building Plans Examiners, Master Plans Examiners, Residential Building Inspectors, Residential Building Officials, and Residential Plans Examiners.

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


Paul Bosela Jr., P.E., LEED AP

Bosela Forensic Engineering Consultants, LLC

Mr. Bosela is a licensed professional engineer (Ohio and Pennsylvania) and is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). He has investigated numerous failure cases and/or performance-related problems for private clients and is responsible for determining the cause and extent of damage to structures, including, but not limited to, roof truss failures, roof collapses, foundation failures, storm-related damage, etc. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and previously worked in the construction industry for a prominent construction manager/general contractor on some high-profile projects, such as The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Cavaliers Training Facility. In addition, Mr. Bosela worked as a structural engineer providing design and analysis for structural products for the construction sector and as a structural design engineer for sports, commercial and industrial markets. Some of the construction products include, adjustable steel columns, telescoping posts and insulated concrete form (ICF) bracing. For the telescoping posts, he developed a design approach for providing a safe load capacity. Mr. Bosela has also worked with several product evaluation and testing agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Tuition Costs:

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

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