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Presenter: Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ronkonkoma, NY

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
5000 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-612-5000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):      12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 - 5:00 pm

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code
and the Residential Building Code of New York

   International Residential Code (IRC) adoption and enforcement in New York
   Existing Code
   Recent and anticipated Code amendments
   Future of the Code

Building Planning and Shell Construction

   Alternative provisions and design criteria
   Wind effects and protection of openings
   Seismic provisions            Story height and live loads
   Snow loads                       Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
   Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
   Ceiling heights                  Glazing
   Garages and carports       Ingress, egress and stairways
   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
   Foam plastic                      Wood and wood-based products
   Accessibility                       Floods, storms and drainage
   Soils and foundations        Framing and fastening
   Walls and wall covering     Roof/ceiling construction
   Roof assemblies                Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency

   Compliance                        Building thermal envelope
   Climate classifications        Permanent energy certificate
   Insulation and fenestration
   Building systems                Lighting

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

   Appliance installation and exhaust systems
   Ventilation                          Hydronic systems
   Fuel gas systems and appliances
   Plumbing fixtures               Drains
   Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
   Fire sprinkler systems        Electrical system grounding
   Intersystem bonding termination
   Overcurrent devices           Electrical outlets
   Luminaires                          Pools, spas and hot tubs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers 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. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35).

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.

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

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

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.

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.


Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Stonehenge Associates

Mr. Pakatar is the principal of Stonehenge Associates, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years of experience teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from the International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and Resnet. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner designations with ICC.

Over the past 10 years, Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols for several pertinent topics, he is considered a subject matter expert.

His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of International Code Council, ASHRAE, the Assciation of Energy Engineers (AEE), Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.