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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by:
Jeff Bryce
Eugene H. Brislin Jr., PE / SE

Agenda Highlights
Engineered Wood Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings 
Short history of the development of engineered wood products
Understanding the building code in reference to engineered wood products
Specification of engineered wood products
Applying manufacturer’s literature in the field installation of EWP
Installation of engineered wood products
Fire resistive vs fire rated EWP assemblies
EWP and IRC code compliance
IRC membrane equivalent fire performance products
Misconceptions surrounding fire and EWP
Types of construction, classification and loads
Building configurations
Methods of framing & sound considerations
Design tools and services

Steel Frame Fundamentals for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings 
Short history of the development of cold-formed steel
AISI specifications, codes, and standards
AISI Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing
AISI Prescriptive Code for Residential Framing
State and local building code compliance
Project material choices
Framing concepts
Roof framing choices: truss or stick frame
Floor framing choices
Design tools and software
Lateral load resistance
Connections and fasteners
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing coordination


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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states. 

 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 X.X LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

 The International Code Council has approved this event 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). 


Eugene H. Brislin Jr., P.E./S.E.

Structural Engineer in Summerville, SC

Mr. Brislin has been a professional engineer for more than 21 years and has designed many structures and performed many different types of analysis in that time. He has worked for a steel fabricator, an architectural/engineering firm and a seismic consultant, and he has been in private practice for over 13 years. Mr. Brislin earned his BSCE degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his MSCE degree from the University of South Carolina. He has completed all his course work for his PhD degree but has not completed his dissertation. His graduate study work has been in mathematical elasticity. Mr. Brislin has worked on a wide variety of projects from arenas such as Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Edward Jones Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, to renovation and seismic retrofit of the South Carolina State House and the design of the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art. He has done stress analysis on weapons systems for the Department of Defense and has consulted on cellular telephone concealment projects. Mr. Brislin’s company routinely performs modal analysis of structures to provide more accurate seismic loads and to reduce the cost of seismic requirements through more advanced analysis techniques. The company is knowledgeable concerning structural dynamics and can perform a full dynamic analysis for complicated structures, and ductility requirements in concrete and masonry as well as welded steel moment connection requirements on toughness of steel.

Jeff Bryce

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
Mr. Bryce has been with Boise Cascade for six years and has nearly 25 years’ experience in the building materials industry. He is currently the Multi-Family/Light Commercial Manager responsible for driving specification with design professionals and providing continuing education seminars. Mr. Bryce works to promote Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products in the Multifamily and Light Commercial segment through collaboration with the distributors and dealers to serve the needs of each market.

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: Engineered Wood Frame and Cold Steel Frame Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course discusses the properties, codes, designs and construction of and engineered wood and cold-formed steel framing for residential and small commercial buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the building codes in reference to engineered wood products, identify the specifications of wood products, and review the installation process.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the methods of framing, design tools and services, building configurations and types of construction, classifications and loads.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review a short history of the development of cold-formed steel and AISI specifications, codes, and standards, as well as AISI Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing and AISI Prescriptive Code for Residential Framing.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to consider project material and framing choices and review relevant design tools, softwares, connections, fasteners, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing coordination.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience in structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

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.