Registration:                  8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session:          8:30 – 11:30 am
Lunch (On your own):   11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session:       12:30 – 4:30 pm

Wood Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings 

   Short history of the development of conventional wood framing
   American Wood Council’s National Design Specification for Wood Construction
   Wood framing provisions of the International Building Code
   ASCE-7 load combinations
   Project conception and material choices
   Prescriptive design for wind and seismic loads
   Roof/floor framing choices
   Beams, posts and trusses
   Design tools and software
   Anchorage/load path
   Connections and fasteners  

Steel Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings  

   AISC and AISI Code applicability 
   Project conception and material choices
   Schematic design choices 
   Conceptual framing decisions 
   Roof framing choices: truss or stick frame
   Steel guardrail design 
   Design tools and software 
   Welded and bolted connections 


     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW
Professional Engineers

     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
International Code Council

     .65 CEUs (Building)
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information  

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Continuing education is not mandatory in Connecticut.  

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/ CES. Visit for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.  

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.  

The International Code Council has approved this course for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).  

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for required 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.


Patrick Conlon

Patrick Conlon is a licensed professional engineer with 20+ years of high-profile structural engineering experience. He has lent his expertise and creativity to challenging high-profile construction projects including the iconic Yankee Stadium, the 75-story tall One57 in Manhattan, the new 22,000 sf steel-framed column-free Blessed Kateri Church in Lagrangeville, New York, numerous custom luxury homes, and numerous interesting projects of various scales. The owners, architects, contractors, and property managers with whom he collaborates seek him out as a partner because of experience, talents, and client focused service. As founder and managing principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Mr. Conlon has created a culture that is highly client-focused and disciplined, making it easy for colleagues to recommend him. He takes great pride in the firm’s ability to address structural challenges for diverse clients in the areas of new construction, renovation, and structural rehabilitation of existing structures. Conlon Engineering’s portfolio includes a variety of categories such as commercial, residential, industrial, office, school, religious, historic and recreational buildings; adaptive reuse projects; LEED accredited projects; peer reviews of other engineers’ work; and feasibility studies. Mr. Conlon is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and South Carolina. He has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, and he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Coalition (CT), the International Code Council, and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Wood Frame and Steel Frame Design and Construction. 

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This is a 6.5 hour live lecture presentation with the instructors and students together in the same room. It will be conducted in a handicap-accessible conference room with ample seating space and writing surface for all attendees. Bound written materials, authored by the faculty, will be distributed to all participants at the program. Attendance will be monitored and reported to AIA/CES. This course covers the fundamentals of wood frame design and construction for residential and small commercial buildings and the American Wood Council’s National Design Specification for Wood Construction, the International Building Code provisions for wood framing, ASCE-7 load combinations for wood framing, and the AISC and AISI code applicability for steel framing.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to design and construct wood framing for residential and small commercial buildings that resist fire susceptability, and wind and seismic loads.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to make informed decisions on material selection for steel framing, connections, and fasteners and be able to coordinate steel framing construction with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and understand the American Wood Council’s National Design Specifications for Wood Construction and the wood construction provisions of the International Building Code.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and understand American Institute of Steel Construction Code and American Iron and Steel Institute Code provisions for steel framing of residential and small commerical buildings.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with basic frame design and construction. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/08/2020

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $289.00


Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

You must take and pass a quiz in order to receive credit. You can take the quiz as many times as needed and there is no time limit on the quiz. Once the quiz is completed, you will be asked to download your certificate.

Videos that qualify for AIA, LACES, ASLA, or CLARB credit will require an extra week for processing.

Streamable MP4/PDF

Available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

To track your purchase you will need to create an account on the website using the email address used for your registration.

The video will have occasional question prompts that will not allow the video to progress unless they are answered. You will not be able to skip forward while watching the video.

If you attempt to resume watching the video on a separate device, your progress will not be saved.

Click the link which appears at the end of the video to be taken to the course quiz.


HalfMoon will mail these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

The link to the quiz will be available in a PDF in your USB drive marked QUIZ.

HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

Please contact HalfMoon Education if you have any questions during the process of taking this course. (715) 835-5900 or