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Presenter: Jeffrey D. Vernon, MCP, CBO

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919-968-4900

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Basis of the 2018 North Carolina Building Code and
New or Revised Definitions

   International Building Code edition
   Code adoption process in North Carolina
   Text markings
   Changes within Chapter 2 Definitions

Changes to Occupancy Classifications and Construction Types

   New and revised Occupancy Classifications from Chapter 3
   Required ratings and materials of construction from Chapter 6

Height, Area, Mixed Use, Unlimited Area and Podium Buildings

   Formatting and text changes within Chapter 5
   Height, area and changes increase equations
   Incidental accessory, accessory, separated and non-separated mixed uses
   Unlimited area buildings
   Podium buildings

Fire Resistance amd Fire Protection

   Fire resistance ratings, markings, continuity and applications - Chapter 7
   Sprinklers, fire alarms and hoistway pressurization – Chapter 9

Means of Egress, Part 1 – Exit Access

   Number and configuration of exits
   Two-way communication
   Locking and latching mechanisms

Means of Egress, Part 2 – Exit Access, Exits and Exit Discharge

   Egress through intervening spaces
   Egress balconies
   Exit discharge

Miscellaneous Additional Changes

   Accessibility – condo exception, nightclub exception,
      R-2/R-3 pool exception, ICC A117.1-09
   Interior environment - unvented Attics; ceiling electrical fixtures at 80 inches
   Exterior walls – now includes HPL and plastic composites
   Roofs - requirements for PV panels
   Structural design data – wind loads per ASCE 7-10
   Elevators – buildings with an occupied floor over 120 feet require two FSAEs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Building Code
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects in North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for North Carolina engineers.

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

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit is other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar. 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.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction 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.


Jeffrey D. Vernon, MCP, CBO

Building Code Administrator with Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement

Mr. Vernon is a master code professional and a certified building official, and he holds North Carolina Level III certifications in all five trades (building, electric, mechanical, plumbing and fire). Mr. Vernon has been working in the construction industry for 38 years beginning with a six-year stint in the US Army where he served in Germany, Honduras, Alabama and at the US Army Engineer School in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He has worked in Prince William County in Virginia and in Lincoln, Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties in North Carolina. Through the years, he has been an inspector, a plan reviewer, a senior plan reviewer, and a department director among other job titles. Mr. Vernon is currently employed by Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement where he serves as the building code administrator. He has also been a part-time instructor at Central Piedmont Community College for the past ten years, and he serves as code consultant for University of North Carolina’s fifth year Architecture students. Mr. Vernon is also an ordained bishop.

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.