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Monday, September 18, 2023
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT

Presented by Ryan R. Roy, PE

Overview of Special Inspections

  • General program guidelines
  • Special inspector qualifications
  • Testing and inspection agency accreditation
  • Forms, schedules and agreements
  • Pre-construction meeting
  • Report distribution

Soil and Foundation Inspections

  • Existing soil conditions
  • Site preparation
  • Shallow foundations
  • Deep foundations

Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections

  • Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
  • Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
  • Prestressed and precast concrete
  • Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
  • Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement

Steel Inspections

  • Shop fabrication
  • Welds
  • Bolted connections
  • Pre-engineered metal buildings

Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design

  • AWC and AISI publication references in Code
  • Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
  • Lateral framing inspection practices
  • Seismic resistance/isolation systems

Exterior Insulation/Finishes and Fire Resistance/Smoke Control

  • Exterior insulation and finish systems
  • Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
  • Smoke control

Material Standards and Load Tests

  • Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
  • In-situ load tests
  • Pre-construction load tests

Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports

  • Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”
  • Discrepancy documentation, tracking and resolution
  • Final report, required documentation and distribution

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 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). 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 7.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 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:

7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Ryan R. Roy, PE

Whitestone Associates, Inc., Southborough, MA

Mr. Roy is a licensed professional engineer in 17 states and the District of Columbia and has managed projects primarily throughout the Northeast but also along the entire eastern coast of the United States for over 26 years. As vice president, Mr. Roy manages offices in Southborough, MA, Rocky Hill, CT, Rochester, NY, and Bedford NH. Mr. Roy has extensive experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and inspection, and environmental services. Mr. Roy’s has completed hundreds of forensic investigations of deficient construction materials and techniques. Investigations have included review and testing of materials ranging from soils, concrete, pavement, and groundwater to building materials such as structural steel, vapor barriers, and spray-foam insulation. Additionally, Mr. Roy has served as an expert witness on many cases where construction deficiencies have led to litigation.

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: Special Inspections Under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course will cover what design professionals need to know about participating in the IBC Chapter 17 special inspections process, and will include information on recent updates to codes and standards that intersect with IBC Chapter 17.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the general program guidelines under the International Building Code, as well as all applicable forms, schedules, agreements and reports related to special inspections.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to engage in soil and foundation (shallow and deep) inspections by analyzing and considering existing soil conditions.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define requirements for structural steel construction inspections and verify the safety and efficacy of welded and bolted connections between structural steel components.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to engage in the inspection of exterior insulation, finishes, fire resistant materials and smoke control.

Learning Objective 5:
Learner will be able to utilize in-situ load tests and pre-construction load tests and review the design strength of materials.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

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

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/22/2025

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.