Chose the way you want to learn!

This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online! There is also the Self Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

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

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


Presented by
Vincent F. Fratinardo, P.E., S.E., RRC

Structural Design for Wood Construction
Development of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Development of International Building Code
Code compliance and enforcement

Design Values, Requirements and Equations
Bending members
Compression members
Tension members
Combined loads

Structural Use of Sawn Lumber and Timber
Sawn lumber applications and design values
Timber poles and piles applications and design values

Structural Glued Laminated Timber
Types of products
Applications and design values

Prefabricated Wood I-Joists and Structural Composite Lumber
Types of products
Applications and design values
Prefabricated Wood Trusses and Wood Structural Panels
Applications and design values
Specification and installation

Designing Connections

Fire Protection Design


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 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.

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)

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

For more information, visit the Support section at


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/webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact hours to
architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers. Educators and courses are not
subject to preapproval in Illinois.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be
reported to the AIA/CES.

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
to apply the hours earned at this event, 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 for in-person attendance (Preferred Provider No. 1232). Course approval
for webinar attendance is applied for and pending. Visit this course listing at www. for updates on this credit.

This seminar/webinar also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to
construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing
board for continuing education approval.

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


COVID Health Considerations: In accordance with guidance from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only those who are fully vaccinated should
gather indoors without masks. Those not yet fully vaccinated should continue social
distancing and wearing facemasks indoors. Please review CDC guidance for recent


Vincent F. Fratinardo P.E. S.E. RRC

Vincent F. Fratinardo P.E. S.E. RRC
Mr. Fratinardo is a civil/structural engineer and roof consultant. His over 20 years of experience includes civil and structural engineering analysis, design, construction administration, field investigation, and project management, and 13 years of experience specific to forensic engineering and the investigation and analysis of building damage and failures. Mr. Fratinardo has designed numerous new buildings, building additions, building renovations, and mechanical platforms and supports. He has designed and analyzed roof, wall and floor framing systems utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction. Mr. Fratinardo has vast expertise in commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal, educational and residential building damage investigations, including on-site investigations after 25 different tornado events, and Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence. He has legal experience in depositions, arbitration hearings and trials. He has prepared and performed numerous continuing education presentations, including on an array of topics in forensic engineering, structural engineering and building codes for HalfMoon Education Inc., in multiple states since 2014. Mr. Fratinardo graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, and he also holds a master of engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.