Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 8:30 am – 4:45 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)


History and Overview of Special Inspections in New York

  • Chapter 17 of 2020 Building Code of New York State
  • Chapter 17 of 2022 Building Code of New York City          
  • Statement of special inspections
  • Referenced standards
  • Special inspector qualifications
  • Testing and inspection agency accreditation
  • Forms, schedules and agreements                          
  • Pre-construction meeting                                                                           


Soil and Foundation Inspections              

  • Existing soil conditions and investigations
  • Site preparation              
  • Shallow foundations                                      
  • Deep foundation elements
  • Specialty and alternate deep foundation systems                             
  • Excavations, shoring and bracing
  • Underpinning


Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections

  • Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
  • Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
  • Pre-stressed and precast concrete
  • Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
  • Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement


Steel Inspections

  • Shop fabrication and details
  • Welding
  • Bolted connections
  • Pre-engineered metal buildings


Demolition and Structural Stability of Existing Buildings

  • Pre-construction evaluations
  • Monitoring programs
  • Sequences and procedures
  • Mechanical demolitions
  • Tenant Protection Plan compliance                                         


Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design

  • AWC and AISI publication references in code
  • Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
  • Lateral framing inspection practices
  • Seismic resistance/isolation systems


Exterior Insulation/Finishes and Fire Resistance/Smoke Control

  • Exterior insulation and finish systems
  • Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
  • Smoke control


Material Standards and Load Tests

  • Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
  • In-situ load tests                                                              
  • Pre-construction load tests
  • Post-Installed anchorages           


Non-conformances, Final Reports and Ethical Issues                      

  • Understanding inspector authority and job role 
  • Notifications and communication of non-conformances
  • Resolving non-conformances
  • Ethical responsibilities of parties                              
  • Issuing and distributing final reports



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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at


6.5 PDHs 

6.5 HSW CE Hours 

6.5 HSW LUs 

International Code Council 
0.65 CEUs (Building) 


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and 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. 

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 course 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) 


Gregory C. Moormann, P.E., R.A.


Mr. Moormann, PE, RA, earned a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is dually a licensed as a registered architect and a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states and holds multiple professional affiliations and certifications. Mr. Moormann has spent a large portion of his 18+ year career involved in heavy construction and new building development in the New York City market under various capacities of geotechnical, excavations, demolition, remediation, and structural design works. Notable projects include MoMa Tower Verre; 432 Park Avenue; World Trade Center Towers 2, 3 & 4; 220 Central Park; Nordstrom Tower; and currently under construction 740 8th Avenue. Mr. Moormann has been directly involved with over 750 construction projects in the tri-state region. Additionally, he has held a technical director position in multiple engineering companies overseeing all special inspection operations. He is co-owner and principal of Ancora Engineering based out of mid-town Manhattan. Mr. Moormann also has his own private architecture and engineering practice focused on the local market around his New Jersey home.

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: Special Inspection Requirements under 2020 NY State Building Code & 2022 NY City Building Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course will begin by providing learners with a history and overview of special inspections in New York, including an analysis of chapter 17 of both the state and city building codes. The course will then explain soil, foundation, concrete, masonry, and steel inspections. The second half of the course focuses on the demolition and structural stability of existing buildings, wind and seismic design, exterior insulation, finishes and fire resistance, material standards and load tests, non-conformances, final reports and ethical issues.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to reference and utilize chapter 17 of the 2020 Building Code of New York State, chapter 17 of the Building Code of New York City, and referenced standards.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to discuss concrete reinforcement, placement, testing, inspection, curing (in both hot and cold weather), and the benefits and applications of pre-stressed and precast concrete.

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to analyze the design strength of materials, identify alternative test procedures, and perform in-situ load tests and pre-construction load tests.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to explain the inspector’s authority and job role, resolve non-conformances, and define the ethical responsibilities of the involved parties.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/06/2026

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

Add to Cart