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Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
Christina Jackson
Eldridge F. Reynard
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE

History of and Applications for Exterior Decks
History of exterior living spaces
Decks vs. porches and patios
Development of modern residential and commercial decks

Structural Requirements for Decks
Complying with codes and standards:
• International Building Code, International Residential Code and accessibility standards
• Structural loads
• Egress requirements

Deck Safety and Accessibility
Changes in elevation
Railings and handrails

Adding Fixtures and Structures
Options for shade and shelter
Outdoor enclosures
Built-in seating
Exterior heating/cooling options
Sound and lighting

Materials, Components and Sustainability
Reusing material
Case studies


 Webinar Instructions
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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:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

 HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

 The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

 The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 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). 



Engineer with SBSA Inc

Mr. Fronapfel’s experience in design, analysis and forensic review of the soil/structure interaction on hundreds of projects, and thousands of structures provides insightful, analytical and real world expertise. His education and experience includes geo-hydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, structural engineering and building systems including thermal protection, ventilation of confined spaces, waterproofing, roofing and cladding for residential, commercial, education, and industrial settings. He is licensed to practice engineering in 39 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to engineering, his background includes cost consulting, contract resolution, and project scheduling, consulting, and construction project issues. Mr. Fronapfel has served for over 18 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management and now with the College of Contract Management, UK, teaching construction systems, LEED, mechanical-electrical plumbing, construction estimating, and project scheduling and the Diplomate in Structural Forensic Engineering. He has been qualified as an expert in these fields in over 100 trials in District and Federal Courts, providing over 700 depositions and hundreds of arbitrations. He has been engaged in thousands of cases including being used as an umpire and expert in mediations.


Christina Jackson, PMO. CZA

Codes Compliance Inspector III

Ms. Jackson began her code career in Ohio back in 2005, and her code experience spans over 20 years. Ms. Jackson currently works for the City of Newport News and is a Certified Building Maintenance Official in Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia Building Code Official Association (VBCOA) and serves as VBCOA Education Chair which provides training for all 8 regions within Virginia and its stakeholders. As the VBCOA Education Chair, Ms. Jackson is always making connections with industry and profession colleagues to offer training locally and on a state level. As of September 2015, she is a founding board member of the Women in Code Enforcement and Development Virginia chapter and has been instrumental in getting the word out about women getting recognized for their contributions to building codes and inspections. Currently Ms. Jackson is the WICED of VA President since 2019.  Ms. Jackson is also a member of the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials where she is a Certified Zoning Administrator. In August 2018, Ms. Jackson was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the State Technical Review Board, becoming the 1st African American female to serve in this capacity. Ms. Jackson also sits on the Permit Tech Nation Board of Directors. Since 2017, she has been an instructor at Tidewater Community College, teaching the International Residential Code BLD 115. Ms. Jackson is a naval spouse, has served as Navy Ombudsman, and is a mother of three.  

Eldridge F. Reynard

 Certified Advanced Instructor, Jack Proctor Building Code Academy

Eldridge F. Reynard has over 5 years of experienced teaching and currently holds certifications as a Building Plan Examiner, Residential Building Inspector and Commercial Plumbing Inspector through ICC. Mr. Reynard also instructs on the residential plan review, commercial plan review and commercial building inspections.

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: Commercial and High-End Residential Deck Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course is intended to assist learners in designing safe, code-compliant exterior decks. The course covers the history of and applications for exterior decks, structural requirements for decks, deck safety and accessibility, adding fixtures and structures, and the materials, components and sustainability.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review structural requirements for decks, including structural loads and egress requirements, as prescribed by the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, and relevant accessibility standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss deck safety and accessibility issues, including changes in elevation, stairs, ramps, railings and handrails.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assess different fixtures and structures and how they are added to decks, including shade, shelter enclosures, built-in seating, exterior heating and cooling, sound and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review the materials, components and sustainability of decks, including finishes and re-used materials.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites:  None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/22/2025

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.