Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 5:00 pm


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

   Pile foundations

   Pier foundations

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections

   Concrete reinforcement

   Concrete placement, testing and inspection

   Curing concrete

   Prestressed and precast concrete

   Masonry mortar, joints and connections

   Grout and grout placement

   Masonry reinforcement

Steel Inspections

   Shop fabrication


   Tension and slip-critical bolts

   Structural steel assemblies

   Joint and connection details

   Pre-engineered metal buildings

Wood Construction, Fire-Resistance and Exterior Insulation Inspections

   Inspection of wood structural elements:

      • Wood fasteners and connections

      • Architectural wall panels

      • Wood trusses

   Insulation inspections

   Fire-resistant materials

   Exterior insulation and finish systems

   Smoke control

Seismic and Wind Resistance

   Seismic requirements: inspections, tests, observations

   Wind resistance: observations

Load Testing and Material and Test Standards
Discrepancies and Reports

   Reports and discrepancy list

   Resolving discrepancies


   Final report



     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council

     7.0 Contact Hours

Building Performance Institute

     3.5 CEUs


     Non-Mandatory CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers the professional enrichment opportunity to Arizona architects and engineers. It will qualify for 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in all states with continuing education requirements.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this course for 7.0 contact hours (.7 CEUs) in the specialty area of Special Inspection.

The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.5 CEUs for the completion of this event.

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

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.


Michael L. 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. Mr. Savage 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. He currently serves as the director of building safety/building official for Marion County, Florida. Mr. Savage holds 42 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. He 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. Mr. Savage is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspector in the State of New Mexico. He 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. Mr. Savage’s 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). He has taught, and implemented, special inspections programs throughout the country resulting in safer, code-compliant buildings.