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

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Eagan, MN

Holiday Inn Airport SE-Mall Area
2700 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-454-3434

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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 meetingReport 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
   Prestressed and precast concrete
   Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
   Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement


Steel Inspections

   Shop fabrication
   Welds
   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

Professional Engineers
     7.0 HSW PDHs

Architects
     7.0 HSW PDHs
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Leaning 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 (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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

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:

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

Glen Ellyn, IL

Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience specific to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. 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, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 25 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. 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 and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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