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Presenter: Robert J. Schutz

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

   History of the International Residential Code (IRC)

   Adoption and enforcement of International Residential Code

   Recent and anticipated Code amendments

   Future of the Code


Building Planning and Shell Construction (IRC Chapters 3-10)
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:30 - 2:30 PM CDT

   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


   Garages and carports

   Ingress, egress and stairways

   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection

   Foam plastic

   Wood and wood-based products


   Floods, storms and drainage

   Soils and foundations

   Framing and fastening

   Walls and wall covering

   Roof/ceiling construction

   Roof assemblies

   Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (IRC Chapter 11)
Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT


   Building thermal envelope

   Climate classifications

   Permanent energy certificate

   Insulation and fenestration

   Building systems


Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems
Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:30 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Appliance installation and exhaust systems


   Hydronic systems

   Fuel gas systems and appliances

   Plumbing fixtures


   Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors

   Fire sprinkler systems

   Electrical system grounding

   Intersystem bonding termination

   Overcurrent devices

   Electrical outlets


   Pools, spas and hot tubs

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 CE Hours (5.0 HSW)


Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

The Massachusets Title 5 Onsite Advisory Committee, on behalf of MassDEP, has approved the Septic Systems Series for a total of 6.0 TCHs (1.5 TCHs per webinar) for System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators. It is the responsibility of SIs and SEs to retain proof of completing each webinar and submit them to the NEIWPCC when notified about renewal.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.


Robert J. Schutz

Recently Retired Building Official from the City of Columbus, Ohio

Mr. Schutz is recently retired building official from the City of Columbus, Ohio. He was previously a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council in product development after several years as their manager of instructors in the ICC Training & Education Department. He has also served as an assistant architect administrator at the Ohio Board of Building Standards. While with the State of Ohio, Mr. Schutz oversaw the new Residential Code of Ohio program, including certification of local residential code departments and personnel. His varied previous experiences include active military service during the 1980s as an Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officer; building code enforcement for several central Ohio jurisdictions, including ten years as chief building official (CBO) for the City of Powell where he also served as city engineer and director of public services; and chief engineer for the Ohio Department of Health, where he chaired the state’s plumbing advisory board, was chief of plumbing and was a voting member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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