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Presenter: Dennis Bott and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

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

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

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Section 1 - Engineered Wood Products: 
Introduction and Specification (EWP 005/006)

   Develop an understanding of engineered lumber terminology
   Review proper installation methods when using engineered lumber products
   Gain a better understanding of how to properly inspect the framing 
      for manufacture compliance
   Use manufacture literature to properly specify engineered lumber floor systems

Section 2 - Engineered Wood Products: 
Specification and Inspection (EWP 006/007)

   Utilize both code details and manufacture details to provide clear direction
      for plan review and proper construction
   Identify what quantifies poor specification but more importantly identify 
      what constitutes proper specification
   Learn the recommendations of a manufacturer for proper installation and
      inspection of engineered lumber floor systems
   Use manufacturer-provided literature to find proper details to be used in
      the inspection and installation of engineered lumber floor systems
   Identify bad installation through inspection and learn how to remedy issues
   Jobsite photos – Good, bad and ugly

Section 3 - Engineered Wood Products: 
Load Development (EWP 008)

   Learn how to size I-joists
   Learn how to size and select structural beams
   Acquire skills needed to apply various framing details and connections used 
      in the engineered lumber products industry

Section 4 – Fire Resistive and Fire Rated Assemblies 
with Wood (EWP 004)

   Learn the difference between fire-resistive and fire-rated assemblies; 
      addressing and detailing for fire as it relates to building systems
   Learn the facts about engineered wood products and their fire performance
   Exception methods to comply with Section R501.3 of the 2012 IRC enable 
      a better understanding to apply the appropriate methods and materials discussed
   Fire-rated assemblies with engineered wood products; design to meet this section 
      of the building code

Section 5 – Introduction to Multi-Family Construction 
using EWP (EWP 009)

   Develop an understanding of the types of construction classifications and load types
   Understand the common building configuration types
   Learn some of the typical construction details regarding this type of construction
   Look into the tools available from most manufacturers when designing 
      multi-family structures

Wrap Up and Review

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     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 most states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval 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 (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by 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.


Dennis Bott

Boise Cascade Wood Products

Mr. Bott has been working within the engineered wood industry for over 25 years holding many positions including design manager to manufacturing technical sales. He is currently the business development & project manager responsible for educating and driving specification for Boise Cascade engineered wood products within the Multifamily Light Commercial segment. In addition to these responsibilities, he also manages the AIA educational program for Boise Cascade.

Jamie Chavez

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Ms. Chavez has spent two decades in residential architectural, design and construction occupations. She has been in the engineered wood business designing, training and in sales and support for 15 years, the past seven of those with Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products. Ms. Chavez is dedicated to comprehensive understanding of engineered wood products, appropriate usage, benefits, proper design and installation methods to provide exceptional structures. She is currently the area manager for North Texas and Northern Louisiana. Ms. Chavez has a background in architectural studies and real world construction experience, as well as experience in residential floor design, loading methodology, structural design and analysis software. Her experience allows her to help architects, engineers, builders, dealers and inspectors in the wood construction field.

Nathan Paul

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Mr. Paul has more than 20 years’ experience educating and consulting with performance-based designers and specifiers across North America. In his current role with Boise Cascade, he is responsible for the specification of engineered wood products within the multifamily and light commercial markets. Mr. Paul regularly gives presentations as an effective means of educating the design community.

Tuition Costs:

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

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Engineered Lumber Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture examines proper installation methods when using engineered lumber product, manufacture compliance for framing, following manufacturer recommendations for installation and inspection, sizing I-Joists and structural beams, the difference between fire-resistive and fire rated assemblies, and multi-family construction using engineered wood products.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the necessity to follow manufacturers' recommendation for proper installation and inspection of engineered lumber floor systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to size engineered I-Joists and structure beans and apply various framing details and connections.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to differentiate fire resistive and fire rated assemblies, explain the fire performance of engineered wood products, and code compliance of fire-rated assemblies with engineered wood products.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the basics of multi-family construction utilizing engineered wood products, including common building configuration types, construction classifications and load types, common construction details, and construction tools

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with wood frame construction.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/23/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.