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Presenter: Scott Lyons and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Knoxville, TN

Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-971-4663

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

Topic 1 – Introduction to Engineered Wood Products

   Develop an understanding of engineered wood products terminology
   Apply common EWP installation details
   Recall proper installation methods when using engineered wood products

Topic 2 – Specification of Engineered Wood Products

   Use manufacturer literature to properly specify engineered wood floor systems
      - Size, Series and Spacing
   Produce both code book details and manufacturer details to provide clear direction for 
      plan review and proper construction
   Identify what quantifies poor specification, but more importantly identify 
      what constitutes proper specification

Topic 3 - Installation & Inspection of Engineered Wood Products

   Use manufacturer literature to find recommendations and proper details to 
      be used in the installation and inspection of engineered wood floor and roof systems
   Identify bad installation through inspection and how to remedy issues
   Field photo review

Topic 4 – Load Development with Engineered Wood Products

   Size and select I-Joists using manufacturer literature
   Size and select beams and columns using manufacturer literature
   Load development workshop using manufacturer literature to design an EWP floor system

Topic 5 – Fire Design with Engineered Wood Products

   Summarize the differences between fire-resistive and fire-resistance-rated floor assemblies
   Recall the facts about I-joist framed floors and their fire performance 
      as it relates to IRC codes
   Identify equivalent methods to comply with code in
      - Section R501.3 of the 2012 IRC
      - Section R302.13 of the 2015/2018 IRC
      - “The Membrane Requirement”

Topic 6 – Multifamily Construction with Engineered Wood Products

   Identify the five types of construction per IBC code
   Compare the three common methods of framing
   Recall some of the typical detailing and details regarding this type of construction
   Apply the tools and resources available to assist with multifamily structure design

Review & Evaluation

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 HSW PDHs

     7.0 HSW PDHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonsenimars.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 is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. HalfMoon Education is not seeking contractor continuing education approval in any state.

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.


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.

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.