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 Cont. Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     7.0 PDHs

Commercial Building Inspectors

     7.0 Credit Hours

International Code Council

     7.0 Contact Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in Wisconsin.

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

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to do so, in most cases. Refer to specific state rulesto determine eligibility.

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 7.0 hours of credit for Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspectors.  

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

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. 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.