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Presenter: Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Merrillville, IN

Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville
7775 Mississippi Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-769-7100

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 5:00 pm

Structural Design for Wood Construction

   Development of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction
   Development of International Building Code
   Code compliance and enforcement

Design Values, Requirements and Equations

   Bending members
   Compression members
   Tension members
   Combined loads

Structural Use of Sawn Lumber and Timber

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

Structural Glued Laminated Timber

   Types of products
   Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood I-Joists and Structural Composite Lumber

   Types of products
   Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood Trusses and Wood Structural Panels

   Applications and design values
   Specification and installation

Designing Connections

Fire Protection Design

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects.. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Indiana engineers (License No. CE21700059). Architect continuing education providers and courses are not subject to preapproval in Indiana.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), 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 a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for continuing education credit.

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.


Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer. He has an extensive engineering and investigation background in warehouse facilities, retail buildings, churches, schools, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and residential single family homes. His 18 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial and residential building damage investigations. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials, and he has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

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.