Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Morning Session: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 5:00 pm
A Brief History of Modern Code Development
Code Development Process
Effective Use of the IBC
Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
Requirements for permitting
Chapter 3 –Occupancy Classification and Use
Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements
Based on Use and Occupancy (Summary Only)
Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas
Building height and area determination
Calculating permitted increases in height and area
Mixed use and occupancy
Chapter 6 – Types of Construction
Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features
Fire barriers and fire partitions
Smoke barriers and smoke partitions
Chapter 8 – Interior Finishes
Chapter 9 – Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
Chapters 11, 16, 17 and 34
Special inspections and tests
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 CPC Credits/PDHs
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 CPC credits/PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.
This seminar also offers a non-credit education opportunity for contractors; it has not been approved in any state which has a contractor continuing education requirement.
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.
Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA
Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Hopkinton, New Hampshire
Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.
Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies Subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also of the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.
Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility-related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building-related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.