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

Building Code Background and Application

Development of the Code

Code update process

Code terminology

Code enforcement

Building Classification, Occupancy and Safety

Classification of structures

Occupancy and special uses

Fire resistance-rated construction

Fire protection systems

Doors and windows

Regulation of Building Components

Exterior walls

Roof assemblies

Structural design

Soils and foundations

Use of Specific Materials and Construction Techniques






Glass and glazing

Regulation of Interior Construction

Gypsum board and plaster

Interior finishes

Interior environment

Complying with Safety Requirements During Construction

Protection of workers, public and adjoining property


7.0 HSW Contact Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
7.0 Contact Hours

Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Michigan. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This program has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the International Code Council for 7.0 contact hours in the specialty area of Building.

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to contractors, but it has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing board of continuing education approval.

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

Civil/Structural Engineer and Roof Consultant

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.