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Presenter: Michael Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:25 pm CDT
Break:                                 12:25 - 12:55 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:55 - 4:20 pm CDT

Overview of Special Inspections
General program guidelines
Special inspector qualifications
Testing and inspection agency accreditation
Forms, schedules and agreements
Pre-construction meeting
Report distribution

Soil and Foundation Inspections
Existing soil conditions
Site preparation
Shallow foundations
Deep foundations

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections
Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
Prestressed and precast concrete
Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement

Steel Inspections 
Shop fabrication
Bolted connections
Pre-engineered metal buildings

Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design
AWC and AISI publication references in Code
Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
Lateral framing inspection practices 
Seismic resistance/isolation systems

Exterior Insulation/Finishes and Fire Resistance/Smoke Control
Exterior insulation and finish systems
Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
Smoke control

Material Standards and Load Tests   
Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
In-situ load tests
Pre-construction load tests

Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports
Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”
Discrepancy documentation, tracking and resolution
Final report, required documentation and distribution

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     .7 CEUs (Building)

     7.0 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer, architect and/or landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on distant learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)) and §79-1.5(i)(2).

Halfmoon Education is an approved CES Provider through the American Institute of Architects (Sponsor No. J885). See webinar listings for available LU|HSWs.

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council-Preferred Provider (No. 1232). Review webinar offerings for available CEUs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Michael Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M

Director of Building Safety for Marion County, Florida

Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for more than 25 years. He has been a plans examiner, a combination inspector, a chief inspector and chief building official. He has completed plan reviews and inspections on all types of structures from single-family dwellings, decks and sheds, to micro-breweries and manufacturing/ industrial facilities. Mr. Savage currently serves as the director of building safety/building official for Marion County, Florida. Mr. Savage holds more than 39 International Code Council certifications, including master code professional and certified building official. In addition, he is a NFPA-certified fire protection specialist (CFPS) and IAEI certified electrical inspector – master. Mr. Savage is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of Maryland, and he is a qualified electrical inspector in the State of Delaware. He is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of New Mexico. Mr. Savage is actively involved in the code making processes and holds committee memberships on such bodies as NFPA, IAEI and UL, and he is a member of the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors. His past positions include the following; president of the Central New Mexico Chapter of Building Officials, president of the IAEI NM Chapter, ICC Region XI Development Committee and past president and Executive Council member of Region XI. Mr. Savage was appointed to the ICC-Evaluation Services Board of Managers in 2015, the ICC Compliance Code Action Committee (CCAC) and the ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC). Mr. Savage has taught, and implemented, special inspections programs throughout the country resulting in safer, code compliant buildings.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: Special Inspections under the International Building Code Chapter 17

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation examines special inspection guidelines, inspection standards for soils and foundations, concrete and masonry construction, steel, wood, cold-formed steel, wind and seismic design, exterior insulation, finishes and fire resistance, smoke control, material standards, and load tests. This course also covers ethical issues related to special inspections.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe special inspection requirements for site preparation, foundations, concrete reinforcement, concrete placement and masonry placement.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify special inspection requirements for wood and cold-formed steel framing and fasteners.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to meet special inspection requirements for exterior insulation and finishes, and for fire resistance and smoke control.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for design strength of materials and in-situ load tests.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction, code compliance and inspections

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/06/2022

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.