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

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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Lunch (on your own)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 5:00 pm EDT


Presented by:
James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Overview of Special Inspections
Scope and timeline
Statement of special inspections and testing
Special inspector and testing agent qualifications, accreditation
Contracts and conflicts of interest
Pre-construction meeting
Jobsite protocol

Soils and Foundation Inspection and Testing
Soil inspection vs geotechnical consultant
Existing soil conditions
Deep foundations

Masonry Inspection and Testing
Reinforced masonry pre-grout inspection
Grouting inspection
Grout testing, mortar prism testing

Concrete Inspection and Testing
Pre-placement inspection of forms and reinforcement
Concrete sampling and testing
Concrete inspection
Post-placement inspection: curing, etc.

Steel Inspection and Testing
Inspection of steel frames
Connection details
Shop fabrication
Weld inspection and testing
Bolt inspection and testing
Pre-engineered metal buildings

Other Steel Inspections
Steel decking
Open-web steel joists
Cold-formed steel framing
Cold-formed steel trusses

Wood Construction
Inspection of wood structural elements
Wood fasteners and connections
Architectural wall panels
Metal plate-connected wood trusses

Other Inspections
Fire-resistant materials
Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)
Smoke control

Seismic and Wind Resistance
Seismic requirements
Inspections, tests, observations
Wind resistance – observations

Load Tests and Material and Test Standards

Discrepancies and Reports
Reports and discrepancy list
Resolving discrepancies
Re inspections
Final report


 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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

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

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to
professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in
New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for
architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects (Regulations of the
Commissioner §69.6(i)(2)).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units
(Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New
York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s
courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System and are in approved subject areas.

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to
determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area
of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction
contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education
requirement for contractors.

In-person attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available
after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance
certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen
business days.

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


James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse

Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Mr. D’Aloisio has performed structural condition reviews of over 15 million square feet of buildings and has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 300 times.

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: New York Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines what materials and construction processes are subject to special inspections and testing under the International Building Code, including those for soils and foundations, masonry, concrete, steel, wood, fire-resistant materials, exterior insulation finishes, smoke control, and seismic and wind loads.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for soil conditions and foundations, masonry, and concrete.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for steel frames, shop fabrication, bolts, connection details, welding, pre-engineered metal buildings, steel decking, cold-formed steel framing, open-weld steel joists, and cold-formed steel trusses.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for wood construction, including fasteners and connections, architectural wall panels, and metal plate connected wood trusses.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for fire-resistant materials, exterior insulation and finish systems, smoke control, and seismic and wind resistance.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building materials, construction, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/19/2024

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.