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Presenter: William Hinson PE (VA/DC), CBO

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Roanoke, VA

Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall
5040 Valley View Blvd., North
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: 540-366-4700

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

The Who, What, Where, When and How of the 
Virginia Existing Building Code (VEBC)

   Purpose and scope
   General provisions

 The Basics of the VEBC

   Alterations Level 1

The Fundamentals of the VEBC

   Alterations Level 2
   Alterations Level 3
   Change of occupancy

The Rest of the VEBC

   Historic buildings
   Compliance alternative

The Case Studies Utilizing the VEBC

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

DHCD Certified Code Enforcement
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     Non-Credit CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 (HSW) continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to engineers in Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in some cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this program for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This course offers 7.0 continuing education hours to DHCD building officials, property maintenance officials, and technical assistants employed by a jurisdiction. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

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.


William Hinson PE (VA/DC), CBO

Mr. Hinson has 40 years of experience in engineering. He has provided a wide range of construction and facility related services to clients including systems testing, design, failure analysis, code review and project management. Mr. Hinson has served as an engineer, plans examiner, building official and as a principal in an engineering firm. He is experienced in multi-disciplined engineering, power generation, construction, forensics and building code enforcement. Mr. Hinson’s experience also includes building teams of professionals, performing cost and benefit evaluations, developing and streamlining policies and procedures to improve unit skills and coordinating process across corporate structures. Additionally, he has provided code compliance plans review, construction administration, special inspection services, lectures, instruction and management.

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: 2015 Virginia Existing Building Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation covers the development, purpose, scope, and general provisions of the Virginia Existing Building Code and provisions for accessibility, repairs, alterations, change of occupancy, additions and historic buildings,

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain and comply with Code provisions for accessibility and repairs.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Code provisions for change of occupancy, additions, and historic buildings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the development, purpose, scope, and general provisions of the Virginia Existing Building Code.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate the three levels of existing building alterations, and be able to comply with applicable Code requirements.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Virginia building codes and provisions.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/27/2021

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.