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Presenter: Lawrence Lile

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Johnston, IA

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 515-334-9000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Building Code Background and Application

   Brief history of building codes or what to do after a big fire
   Local building codes
   Major changes in the IBC 2012-2018

Building Classification, Occupancy and Safety

   Chapter 3 – occupancy classification and use
   Chapter 6 – the five types of construction
   Chapter 5 – building height and area
   Chapter 10 – means of egress
   A practical example (small group exercise)

Building Classification, Occupancy and Safety, Continued

   Chapter 7 & 9 – fire protection systems, fire and smoke protection

Special Cases and Interior Requirements

   Chapter 4 – special detailed requirements
   Chapter 11, 12 & 13 – accessibility, energy efficiency, and interior
   Chapter 8 – interior finishes

Special Cases and Interior Requirements, Continued

   Revisit a practical example (small group exercise)

Structure and Specific Materials

   Chapter 16 - 24 – structural design and structural materials
   Chapter 23 - 26 – glass, gypsum board, and plastic
   Chapter 27 - 30 – electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and elevators

Safety Requirements During Construction

   Chapter 33 – safeguards during construction
   Questions and answers

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

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 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in many states, including Iowa. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa and neighboring states.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (No. 1232). This course is approved for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This event also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity for course approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Lawrence Lile

Owner of Lile Engineering in Ashland, MO

Mr. Lile is the owner of Lile Engineering, which specializes in commercial energy solutions and LEED certification consulting. Mr. Lile has worked in the design industry for over 30 years, on healthcare, industrial, commercial and educational construction projects. He has been involved in electrical and mechanical design, as well as construction management and commissioning. He has volunteered for local city boards and commissions, including the City of Columbia Energy and Environment Commission, which he chaired from 2009 – 2015, helping the city review and adopt new building codes. Mr. Lile is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.

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 Building Code 2017

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines International Building Code 2017 provisions for building classifications, occupancy, safety, special cases, interior finishes, structural design and materials, electrical, mechanical, plumbing systems, and safety requirements during construction.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss major changes in the International Building Code between 2012 and 2018, and will be able to comply with safety requirements during construction.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe building occupancy classifications and uses, and will be able to comply with requirements for five types of construction referenced in Chapter 6.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with requirements for building heights and area, means of egress, fire protection systems, and fire and smoke protection.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code provisions on accessibility, energy efficiency, interior finishes, structural design and use of specific materials.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and building code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 6/18/2022

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.