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Presenter: Reid Gerritsen

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-581-1000

This seminar is closed or full.


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 each: $269.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: International Existing Building Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines the relationship between the IECC and other codes, the scope, administration and enforcement of the IECC, definitions, and provisions found in Chapters 3-13 of the IECC.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the scope of the International Existing Building Code, including what buildings it applies to, as well as the types of modifications which must meet code requirements.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able use three methods of building code compliance: prescriptive, work area and performance compliance.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for repairs as well as requirements for changes of occupancy.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate the ways in which new additions impact existing buildings, including impacts on accessibility and egress.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, code understanding, and code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/20/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.