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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 
2:00 – 4:00 pm CST


Presented by: Casey K. Hemmatyar

Agenda Highlights:

  • Building’s general structural engineering issues
  • Foundation systems issues
  • Structural framing members
  • Patent and latent construction defects
  • Exploring deficiencies and failures in structures


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 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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GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

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

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

2.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed 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).  

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .2 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). 

On-Demand Credits 

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

2.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 


Casey K. Hemmatyar, SE

President, Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Global (PSFEG)

As a structural and civil engineer and expert forensic consultant with nearly four decades of experience, Mr. Hemmatyar has provided extensive expert services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on numerous construction litigation matters throughout US. He has been retained as an expert by the US Government and private law firms on single and class-action lawsuits at both State and Federal levels. Mr. Hemmatyar’s understanding of core engineering and legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist a wide range of clientele. He brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, and in forensic engineering, investigation, and evaluation. Mr. Hemmatyar also conducts research and has assisted in development of building codes and standards and has supervised construction of domestic and international projects. His experience includes special structures, and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits, and upgrades to existing structures. Mr. Hemmatyar has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. He actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of engineers, architects, and contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout the United States. Mr. Hemmatyar has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently he directs PSFEG and has served as Director for SEAOSC in 2011-2013. Mr. Hemmatyar has been interviewed by public media including History Channel (documentary episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse). 

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: How to Analyze Common Construction Defects and Failures

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course will provide strategies for analyzing common construction defects and failures. The course will identify and explain common defects and failures affecting foundation systems and framing members, as well as general structural issues, patent and latent defects, deficiencies and failures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss general structural engineering issues seen in buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze specific defects and failures affecting a building’s foundation system and structural framing members.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and examine patent and latent construction defects.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explore deficiencies and failures in structures.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/03/2026

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.