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Presenter: Phil Bannos and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor
3205 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-995-5900

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 of 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 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

     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 continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view 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 is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

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.


Phil Bannos

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Mr. Bannos is the current senior area manager for Boise Cascade. He is a State of Illinois licensed architect and has over 30 years of experience in the wood product industry. Mr. Bannos has spent his past 21 years working many roles as a design, product and area manager for Boise Cascade Co. In his current role, his primary focus is consulting sales of engineered wood products working with dealers, architects, builders and engineers. He is responsible for engineered wood products (EWP) sales through Boise Cascade Distribution Centers in Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit. Mr. Bannos can provide an experienced and unique perspective on engineered wood products.

Scott Lyons

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Mr. Lyons has 15 years’ experience in the building materials industry, including roofing, insulation, granite, dimensional lumber and engineered wood products. He is currently the multi-family/light commercial manager responsible for educating and driving specification for Boise Cascade engineered wood products within that segment.

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' recommendations for proper installation, and tje inspection of engineered lumber floor systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to size engineered I-Joists and structure beams 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.