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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT


Presented by: Patrick Conlon, PE

Engineered Lumber Products and Design Guidance

  • Types of engineered lumber products
  • Structural and non-structural
  • National Design Specification for Wood Construction
  • Building codes
  • Design criteria

Design for Structural Engineered Lumber

  • Reference design values and adjustments
  • Bending members
  • Compression members
  • Columns
  • Tension members
  • Combined loads
  • Bearing capacity
  • Flitch beams

Structural Glued Laminated Timber

  • Types of members
  • Applications and design values
  • Adjustments and special considerations

Pre-fabricated Wood I-Joists

  • Types of members
  • Applications and design values
  • Adjustments and special considerations
  • Pro-rating

Structural Composite Lumber and Wood Structural Panels

  • Types of products (beams and columns)
  • Applications and design values
  • Adjustments and special considerations

Connectors and Fasteners

  • Nails
  • Screws, lag screws and wood screws
  • Bolts
  • Prefabricated connections
  • Details

Structural Design

  • Software
  • Roof framing
  • Floor framing
  • Beams and joists


Webinar Instructions
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar and concurrent webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in New York. Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this event; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

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

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Patrick Conlon, PE

Founder and Managing Principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC

Mr. Conlon is a licensed professional engineer with 25 years of high-profile structural engineering experience. He has lent his expertise and creativity to large, challenging new high-profile construction projects including the iconic Yankee Stadium, the 75-story tall One57 in Manhattan, and the new 22,000 sf steel-framed column-free Blessed Kateri Church in Lagrangeville, New York, as well as numerous other projects of various scales. The owners, architects, contractors, and property managers with whom he collaborates seek him out as a project partner because of his work ethic and focused client service. As founder and managing principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC, 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 their ability to address structural challenges for diverse clients in the firm’s areas of new construction, renovation and structural rehabilitation of existing structures in a variety of categories including 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.

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: Engineered Lumber Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course analyzes the different types, characteristics and applications of various engineered lumber products (ELP), as well as building design and construction using these products. Products of focus include glued laminated lumber, structural engineered lumber (LVL/PSL/LSL), pre-fabricated wood I-joists, and wood structural panels. The course concludes with a discussion on connections in ELP and ELP in software.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the types and differences of various products, including wood materials, engineered lumber, structural and non-structural, one-way and two-way products, and their advantages and disadvantages.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how glued laminated lumber is manufactured, its applications in buildings, the use of specialized forms (curved and PTC), and special considerations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how structural engineered lumber is manufactured and identify its applications in buildings, proprietary designs, NDS design methods, and special considerations.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss pre-fabricated wood I-joists, wood structural panels, connections in engineered lumber products, and ELP in software.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with wood as a construction material

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/23/2026

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.

Seminar Price: $319.00