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Presenter: Kasha Egan, PE, SE, CWI, PTI, ICCMSI and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am CDT
Break:                                11:45 am - 12:45 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:              12:45 - 4:00 pm CDT


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

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

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections          C. Moulder
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          C. Moulder
Shop fabrication
Bolted connections
Pre-engineered metal buildings

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

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

Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports          M. Silvestre
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
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6 PDHs to professional engineers and 6 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Kasha Egan

Associate, Wallace Engineering Structural Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Egan is a structural engineer and is an associate at Wallace Engineering in Oklahoma City. She received her bachelor of science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and her master of science degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. Ms. Egan has served as the project engineer for a variety of building types including educational facilities, laboratories and medical facilities, commercial and retail buildings, and maintenance facilities. She is a member of Oklahoma Structural Engineers Association, Urban Land Institute and American Welding Society. Recently, Ms. Egan has been educating clients and building owners, while engaging local municipalities, on the importance of special inspections and their effect on the construction process and the end product, the building. She is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, PTI Level 1 Unbonded PT Inspector, ACI Technician Grade I, and an ICC Certified Master Special Inspector for Steel and Bolting, Structural Welding, Pre-stressed Concrete, Reinforced Concrete and Structural Masonry. Ms. Egan has been a licensed professional engineer since 2014.

Christopher Moulder

Technical Director at Pie Consulting and Engineering
Mr. Moulder is a licensed professional engineer in seven states, and he has over 20 years’ experience in structural engineering. He is proficient in the design, analysis and rehabilitation of residential and commercial building systems. Having done both new construction and rehabilitation projects, Mr. Moulder has developed a portfolio of knowledge of what works and does not work for a structure’s performance. Currently, Mr. Moulder serves as the technical director for Pie Consulting & Engineering and works out of their Texas offices in The Colony.
Mr. Moulder has been with Pie since 2008, and he is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps.

Marco Silvestre

Regional Vice President, Building and Earth Sciences, Inc.
Mr. Silvestre holds a professional engineer (P.E.) license in both Oklahoma and Arkansas, and a professional geologist (P.G.) license in Arkansas. Originally from The Netherlands, he attended the Mining and Petroleum Engineering Faculty at Delft University of Technology, majoring in Engineering Geology. As part of his Master’s thesis, Mr. Silvestre conducted an in-depth laboratory study on geometrical and hydro-mechanical characterization of discontinuities for hydropower tunnel and dam projects at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering in Portugal. The thesis received the Ingeokring Student Award for the best master’s thesis in the field of Engineering Geology.
As one of the firm’s principals, Mr. Silvestre provides 21 years of local experience with a significant background in geotechnical consulting, construction materials testing and special inspections per IBC for the Oklahoma and Arkansas branch offices, and the DFW Metroplex satellite operation in Texas. His day-to-day responsibilities involve leading and directing branch managers toward implementing corporate safety policies, providing professional engineering oversight, mentoring and developing leadership, and implementing the company’s vision, mission and overall direction.

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 Online

Course Description: This course covers IBC construction and material special inspection standards for soil and foundations, concrete and masonry, steel, cold-formed steel, wind and seismic design, exterior insulation, finishes, fire resistance, and smoke control. It also covers ethical and nonconformance issues.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to meet IBC special inspection standards for concrete and masonry construction and steel fabrication, welds, connections and pre-engineered metal buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to meet IBC special inspection standards for soil conditions and shallow and deep foundations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to meet IBC special inspection standards for wood construction, cold-formed steel framing, material standards, and loads.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify, describe, and avoid ethical pitfalls common to IBC special inspections and be able to discuss non-conformance and final report issues.

LUs: 6                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and familiarity with code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/12/2023

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.