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Presenter: Scott Lyons and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Atlanta, GA

Hyatt House/Cobb Galleria
3595 Cumberland Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-541-2960

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 PDHs

     7.0 Public Protection
     PDUs (HSW) CE hours
     AIA 7.0 LU|HSW

     .7 CEUs (Building)

     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 Public Protection PDUs (HSW) continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Georgia.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers licensed in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved New York engineer and architect continuing education sponsor.

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

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for mandatory continuing education.

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.

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.