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Presenter: Nathan Paul and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Marriott
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-968-3775

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

Engineered Wood Products: Introduction & 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

Engineered Wood Products: Specification & 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 of and installation of engineered lumber floor systems
   Identify bad installation through inspection and how to remedy issues
   Jobsite photos – Good, bad and ugly

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

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. e.; 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.

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 by most manufacturers when designing 
      multi-family structures

Wrap Up and Review

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors

Professionals Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Interior Designers
     7.0 HSW Alabama CEUs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

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 an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to Alabama construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for course 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.


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.

Adam Pittman

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Mr. Pittman is a licensed professional engineer who has 17 years of experience in the engineered wood products field. In his current role with Boise Cascade, he is responsible for sales, support, and specification of engineered wood products with builders, dealers, and specifiers. Mr. Pittman is responsible for a territory that covers five states.

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.