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Monday, May 10, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT

Presented by
Casey K. Hemmatyar, SE

Roof collapse of a large commercial structure due to solar panel installation
Rebar cage collapse resulting in wrongful death at a parking structure
Jet bridge failure at LAX airport resulting in permanent injury
Handrail failure resulting in permanent injury
Solar panel system (photovoltaic power station) structural failure
Lessons learned

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
2.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
American Planning Association/AICP

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Casey Hemmatyar

Engineer with Pacific Structural and Forensic Engineers Group
As a forensic structural and civil engineer and an expert consultant with over three decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive services for defendant and plaintiff attorneys on construction litigation matters in single cases and class actions in both state and federal courts. His understanding of core legal concepts has enabled him to assist his attorney clients in the most efficient manner. He brings diversified experience in the fields of structural, civil and forensic engineering including experience in design, investigation, evaluation, research, building code and standards development, and construction supervision of US, Canada and international projects. His experience includes new buildings and special structures, as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/wind retrofits and upgrades. He has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance-related matters. He has been principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high profile agencies. Currently he works as director at PSFEG, and he served as director for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) in 2011-2013.

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: Deep Dive into Real-Life Construction Failures

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines five actual construction failures and their resulting injuries and fatalities. And the lessons learned from these incidents are explored and how they can be used to prevent future failures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the causes of a roof collapse of a large commercial structure due to a solar panel installation and what lessons were learned from it.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the causes of a rebar cage collapse in a parking structure resulting in a wrong death and what lessons were learned from it.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the causes of a jet bridge failure a LAX airport resulting in a permanent injury and what lessons were learned from it.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the causes of a handrail failure that resulted in a permanent injury and what lessons were learned from it.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structure design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  02/24/2024

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.

Webinar Price: $100.00