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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm

Working with the Existing Building Code (IEBC)

   Relationship between the IEBC and other Codes
   Chapter 1: Scope, Administration and Enforcement
   Chapter 2: Definitions

Chapter 3: Provisions for All Compliance Methods

   Defining the options - prescriptive, work area and performance
   Work triggers for evaluation requirements of existing buildings

Chapters 4 and 5

   Option one: prescriptive compliance method
   Proportional approach to upgrades

Chapters 6-9: Option 2: Work Area Method

   Levels 1, 2 and 3
   Work areas compliance triggers
   Progressive improvement requirements

Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy

   Mandated compliance caused by change of occupancy
   Changes in building load requirements and evaluation
   Effects of new occupancy on the existing building - exiting and accessibility

Chapters 11, 12, & 14: Other Work Challenges - Additions,
Historic Buildings, & Moved/Relocated Structures

   New addition impacts to existing building —
      structural loads, area increases, accessibility, and exiting
   Not all old buildings are historic — when to apply historic criteria
   The challenge of relocated structures — which codes apply

Chapter 13: Option 3 Performance Methods and Alternative Compliance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Professional Ed. Hours/PDHs

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 professional education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states, including Utah.

This seminar 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.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

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

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.


Reid Gerritsen

Gerritsen Inspection Services, LLC – West Valley City, UT

As the founder of Gerritsen Inspection Services, LLC, Mr. Gerritsen provides professional construction code consulting, plan reviews, and inspection services. He is a construction professional with more than 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Amongst other positions, Mr. Gerritsen has served as building official for the Cities of Bluffdale, Holladay, and Tooele, and he has served as director of planning/construction for a large (3,100 + acre) master-planned community in Draper, Utah. He served previously as an adjunct instructor at ITT Technical Institute where he taught upper-level division courses in the Construction Management bachelor program. Mr. Gerritsen earned his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.B.A. degree from Western Governors University. Mr. Gerritsen has always promoted building code development and education, including serving as the founding president of the Bonneville Chapter of the International Code Council 1993-1994, and as a member of the Board of Directors 1994-1995. In addition to consulting, Mr. Gerritsen continues to share his experience with others through seminars, discussions, and webinars.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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