Overview of Special Inspections
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   History, terminology and definitions

   Duties of responsible parties

   Agency approval and accreditations

   Inspector qualifications

   Statement of special inspections and special inspection agreements

   Structural observations

   Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”

   Discrepancy documentations, tracking and resolution 

Special Inspections for Steel, Wood and Cold-Formed Steel
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Steel fabrication, bolting and welding

   Fabrication, approved facilities and fabricator QC program

      • Welder and welding inspector qualifications/certifications

      • Welded connections, WPS and testing

      • Bolted connections, fastener qualification and inspection/testing procedures

      • Pre-engineered metal buildings

   Wood, cold-formed steel, wind and seismic

      • AWC and AISI publication references in IBC

      • Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections

      • Lateral framing inspection practices and procedures

      • Additional requirements for special inspection of systems for seismic resistance/isolation

Special Inspections for Concrete, Masonry and Soils
Friday, July 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT


      • Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection

      • Curing, consolidation, hot and cold weather concrete

      • Prestressed concrete, precast concrete, shotcrete


      • Inspection frequency, tables A-C

      • Material test methods – unit strength and prisms

      • Block/brick placement, reinforcing and grouting

      • Hot and cold weather requirements


      • Shallow foundations, in-situ conditions and fill placement

      • Driven deep foundations

      • Cast-in-place deep foundations

      • Helical pile foundations

Special Inspections forFire-Resistant Materials and Material Standards
Friday, July 28, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

   Spray-applied fire resistive material inspection and testing

   Exterior insulation and finish systems

   Fire-resistant materials

   Smoke control inspection

   Material standards and load tests

      • Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures

      • In-situ load tests

      • Pre-construction load tests

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

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 system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

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


     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing educationsponsor (No. J885), is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators orcourses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval. 


Sean Flint

O’Neill Service Group

Project Manager/Technical Director, O’Neill Service Group
Mr. Flint works as a project manager and technical director for O’Neill Service Group, a firm engaged in construction quality assurance inspection and materials inspection in Redmond, Washington, and an educator in several disciplines of special inspection. He began his career in special inspection in 1999 for AAR Testing Laboratory in Redmond, working on a wide variety of commercial structures. In 2012 Mr. Flint accepted the position of quality testing supervisor and technical director for O’Neill Service Group. Notable projects include the SR520 Eastside Corridor upgrades as part of the floating bridge replacement projects and the Sound Transit Link light rail S 200th extension. In 2004 he began presenting courses for the Northwest Council of Engineering Labs, a consortium of material testing agencies in the Puget Sound region that provides classroom training for special inspectors. Courses currently presented by Mr. Flint include concrete placement and batch plant inspection, reinforced concrete inspection, structural masonry, shotcrete, lateral wood/cold formed steel framing inspection and proprietary anchors inspection. Mr. Flint has also been part of the pilot program for the ACI/CRSI certified anchor installer program for contractors in the Puget Sound region.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar