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Presenter: Lee E. Martin, AIA, CBO, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 - 2:00 pm CDT

How to Analyze Common Defects and Failures

   Analyzing defects and failures for methodology and causation
      • Site selection and engineering
      • Building design
      • Foundation design and construction
      • Design and construction of floors, walls, and roofing
      • Exploring defects and failures in mechanical and electrical systems

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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     2.0 PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .2 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Providers:
   International Society of Arboriculture
   Society of American Foresters
   Association of State Floodplain Managers

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


Lee E. Martin, AIA, CBO, LEED AP

Lee E. Martin, AIA, CBO, LEED AP is an architect, safety expert, and certified building official at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. He provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of financial loss and personal injury litigation involving building design, construction, premises and jobsite safety, and other aspects of human interaction with the built environment. He also reviews building codes, and works on building safety, athletic facility design and construction, retail store safety, building failures (including water intrusion), construction defect claims, construction safety, and fire/hurricane/disaster mitigation, where he assists with assessment and recovery. In his architectural practice, Mr. Martin handles issues involving appropriateness of design, quality of construction documents, proper specification of materials/products, adequacy of construction observation, and copyright protectability.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

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: How to Analyze Common Construction Defects and Failures

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This two-hour presentation will examine the methodology of analyzing and determining causation of common construction defects and failures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure and theorize if it is related to site selection and engineering.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure and theorize if it is related to building design, including floors, walls, and roofing.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure and theorize if it is related to foundation design and construction.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze a construction defect and failure and theorize if it is related to mechanical and electrical systems.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2023

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.