Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 5:00 pm

Development of Design Specifications and Building Codes

    Development of the International Building Code
   Development of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction
   Properties of wood

Design Values, Requirements and Equations

   Load combinations
   Timber modification factors
   Bending members
   Compression members
   Tension members
   Combined loading members

Structural Use of Sawn Lumber and Timber

   Sawn lumber applications and design values
   Timber poles and piles applications and design values

Structural Composite Lumber

   Types of products
   Applications and design values

Structural Glued Laminated Timber

   Types of products
   Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood I-Joists

   Types of products
   Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood Trusses

   Characteristics of prefabricated wood trusses
   Benefits of prefabricated wood trusses
   Types of prefabricated wood trusses
   Engineered design

Wood Structural Panels

   Material characteristics
   Shear walls

Designing Connections

   Types of fasteners
   Prescriptive connections (IRC)
   Proprietary connections
   Engineered connections

Fire Protection Design

   Types of construction
   Assembly selection

Common Framing Errors


Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Architects &
Interior Designers
     7.0 HSW CEUs
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

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 CEUs/continuing education hours to architects* in all states. This course also offers Oklahoma interior designers* 7.0 HSW CEUs. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Oklahoma.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported 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), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

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.

*Oklahoma rules require course providers to verify the identity of architects and interior designers and prohibit course participants from earning partial credit.


Brian Eubanks

Paragon Structural Engineering, LTD

Mr. Eubanks is the founder and principal structural engineer of Paragon Structural Engineering, LTD, (PSE) a structural design and forensic investigation firm based in Plano, Texas. He leads a technical staff comprised of professional engineers, graduate engineers, project managers, and field technicians in the structural design and forensic investigation of planned and existing structures. Mr. Eubanks’ structural design services include analysis and engineering of large, custom single-family residences, multi-family apartment/condominium complexes, low-rise commercial facilities, warehouses and ancillary structures (retaining walls, screen walls, and swimming pools). He also performs construction-phase observations of the aforementioned structural systems to verify design compliance. Mr. Eubanks has performed engineering designs for thousands of residential and light commercial structures as well as hundreds of retaining walls, screen walls, and pools. His structural forensic services include investigations concerning soil-structure interactions, performance of structural systems, evaluation of building envelopes, and determination of cause, origin, and extent of peril damage. Soil-structure interaction assessments include claims relating to design, construction, historic/current site effects, and moisture source influences. Structural system assessments include claims relating to current or latent design and construction issues. Building envelope assessments include claims related to roof coverings, veneers, flashing, and weather resistive barriers. Peril assessments include claims relating to hurricane damage, tornado damage, lightning strikes, earthquakes, explosions, fire damage, and vehicle-structure collisions. Mr. Eubanks has performed hundreds of forensic investigations, and he has authored dozens of expert reports for use in mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation. In addition, he has provided expert witness testimony in dozens of mediations, arbitrations, and court cases. Mr. Eubanks is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states and is a board certified diplomate in forensic engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He also serves as a member of the American Concrete Institute’s Design of Slabs-on-Ground Committee (360), the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Forensic Investigations and the Residential Foundation Investigation and Design Subcommittee (ASCE-Texas Section), the Post-Tensioning Institute’s Structural (DC-10A) and Construction/Maintenance (DC-10D) Subcommittees, and the ASTM International Committees on Concrete Aggregates (C-09), Forensic Engineering (E-58), Soil and Rock (D-18), and Wood (D-07). Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Prestonwood Christian Academy. Mr. Eubanks aims to educate with regard to soil-structure interaction; the design, performance, and evaluation of structural systems; the evaluation of building envelopes; and causes and origins of damage to new and existing structures, as well as remedial solutions.

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