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Presenter: Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Holland, OH

Courtyard by Marriott-Toledo/Holland
1435 E. Mall Drive
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419-866-1001

This seminar is closed or full.


As a result of recent health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar will now be offered as a live webinar.
To register for the online webinar, please follow this link: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133466/engineered-lumber-design-and-construction/online

Engineered Lumber Products and Design Guidance

   Examining types of engineered lumber products
   Structural and non-structural
   National design specification for wood construction
   ASCE standard for load and resistance factor design for engineered wood construction
   Building codes 
   Design criteria

Design Values for Structural Engineered Lumber

   Reference design values and adjustments
   Bending members 
   Compression members
   Solid columns 
   Tension members
   Combined loads 
   Bearing capacity
   Flitch beams

Structural Glued Laminated Timber

   Types of members 
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Timber Poles and Piles

   Types of members
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Pre-fabricated Wood I-Joists

   Types of members
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Structural Composite Lumber and Wood Structural Panels

   Types of products
   Applications and design values
   Adjustments and special considerations

Connectors and Fasteners

   Mechanical connections Dowel fasteners
   Split ring and shear plate connectors
   Timber rivets

Structural Design

   Roof framing
   Floor framing 
   Beams and joists

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers 
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .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 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

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

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 .70 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for licensing maintenance.

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.


Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience specific to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 25 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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 presentation examines engineered lumber products and design guidance, design values for structural engineered lumber, structural glued laminated timber, timber poles and piles, prefabricated wood I-joists, structural composite lumber and wood structural panels, and connectors and fasteners.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference structural engineered lumber design values and adjustments for bending members, compressional members, columns, tension members, combined loads, bearing capacity, and flitch beams.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to select the appropriate connects and fasteners for the engineered lumber products covered in this programs, including nails, law screws, wood screws, bolts, prefabricated connections.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify various types of engineered lumber products, determine their structural and non-structural properties, and be able to reference applicable national design specifications and building codes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine the applications and design values for structural glued-laminated timber, prefabricated wood I-joists, and structural composite lumber and wood structural panels.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction materials

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/09/2022

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.