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

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Seminar Location: Online

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Design Specifications, Building Codes and Design Values
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   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 Sawn Lumber, Composite Lumber and Laminated Timber
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   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 product, applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood I-Joists Trusses
Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   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   

Connectors and Fire Protection Design
Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Designing connections

      • Types of fasteners

      • Prescriptive connections (IRC)

      • Proprietary connections

      • Engineered connections

   Fire protection design

      • Types of construction

      • Assembly selection

   Common framing errors

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). 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 Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the webinars in the HEC-RAS series. See each listing for the available CECs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.


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

Glen Ellyn, IL

Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 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: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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