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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by
Patrick Conlon

Agenda Highlights 
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


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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
Wood Frame and Steel Frame Design and Construction in New York
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)). Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states will be able to claim the hours earned from this course, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (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).


Patrick Conlon, P.E.

Patrick Conlon Founder and Managing Principal of Conlon Engineering, LLC
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 in New York

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course focuses on the wood and steel frame fundamentals for residential and small commercial buildings, including project conception, relevant codes, material and framing choices, prescriptive design, tools and software.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the history and development of conventional wood framing, including the American Wood Council’s National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and wood framing provisions of the International Building Code.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss material and framing choices for wood roofs, floors, beams, posts, trusses, and fasteners.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review prescriptive design for wind and seismic loads, design tools, and relevant software.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the AISC and AISI codes as they relate to steel framing, including their applicability and requirements.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss material and conceptual framing choices for steel roof framing, including truss and stick frames.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience in structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/11/2025

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.