Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Wood Framing Systems and Building Code Considerations

   Wood framing

      • Early production

      • Mass production and standardization

      • Types of construction

   Wood framing products and systems

      • Dimension lumber

      • Glue-laminated framing

      • Dimension lumber trusses

      • Plywood/OSB

      • Laminated products

      • Definition of “conventional”

      • Pole buildings, podium construction, log buildings and other oddities

   Building code provisions

      • International Building Code

      • International Residential Code

      • National Design Specification

      • Historical changes in tabulated properties

Wood Frame Design and Construction


      • Wall height, lateral loads

      • Anchorage to foundation

      • Floor and roof spans

   Design considerations

      • Species-based

      • The grading process and growth characteristics

      • Adjustment factors

      • Conditions of use

   Design examples

      • Beam/joist/rafter

      • Column/post

      • Diaphragms roof/floor

   Details to avoid

      • Connections

      • Framing

   Recommended references

   Conclusion / Questions


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including North Carolina.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for North Carolina architects.

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 (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours in the specialty category of building.

This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been submitted for course approval to any state contractor licensing entity.

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.


Gregory A. Robinson, P.E.

Consulting Engineer

Mr. Robinson is a graduate of North Carolina State University from which he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and his master of Civil Engineering degree. He has over 30 years of experience in the structural engineering field and has been in private practice for over 24 years. Prior to establishing his own practice Mr. Robinson worked for Bechtel Petroleum in San Francisco and for various structural engineering firms in the Raleigh area. Mr. Robinson is a licensed professional engineer in 16 states. He has taught structural analysis classes at the community college level and has conducted numerous seminars over the last 20 years. He also served on a sub-committee for the North Carolina Building Code Council tasked with reviewing the provisions of the North Carolina Residential Code for interior moisture control and water intrusion. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes design, analysis and evaluation of steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures. He has investigated over 1,500 wood frame buildings for damage, and he has developed plans of repair for structures and finishes.