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Presenter: Jeffrey D. Vernon, MCP, CBO

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Sheraton Chapel Hill
One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919-968-4900

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

   Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
   Development of the Code
   Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
   Chapter 2: Definitions

Chapter 3: Provisions for All Compliance Methods

   Option 1: prescriptive compliance method
   Option 2: work area compliance method
   Option 3: performance compliance method

Chapters 4 and 6

   Classification of work

Chapters 7-9: Alterations

   Alterations levels 1, 2 and 3

Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy

   Change of occupancy classification
   Means of egress
   Code compliance for building elements

Chapter 11: Additions

   Heights and areas
   Structural requirements

Chapters 12 and 14

   Historic buildings
   Moved or relocated buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

North Carolina Code Officials
     7.0 Credit Hours – Building

International Building Code
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects in North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for North Carolina engineers.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Activities approved by the AIA qualify for North Carolina architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

The North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board has approved this course for 7.0 credits hours in Building.

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and 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.


Jeffrey D. Vernon, MCP, CBO

Building Code Administrator with Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement

Mr. Vernon is a master code professional and a certified building official, and he holds North Carolina Level III certifications in all five trades (building, electric, mechanical, plumbing and fire). Mr. Vernon has been working in the construction industry for 38 years beginning with a six-year stint in the US Army where he served in Germany, Honduras, Alabama and at the US Army Engineer School in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He has worked in Prince William County in Virginia and in Lincoln, Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties in North Carolina. Through the years, he has been an inspector, a plan reviewer, a senior plan reviewer, and a department director among other job titles. Mr. Vernon is currently employed by Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement where he serves as the building code administrator. He has also been a part-time instructor at Central Piedmont Community College for the past ten years, and he serves as code consultant for University of North Carolina’s fifth year Architecture students. Mr. Vernon is also an ordained bishop.

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: 2018 North Carolina Existing Building Code. 

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This course examines provisions and changes in the North Carolina Existing Building Code, which is being adopted January 1, 2020. Covered materials includes provisions in all compliance methods, repairs, classification of work, alterations, change in occupancy, additions, historic buildings, and relocated buildings.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain and comply with the 2018 NC Existing Building Code provisions for building repairs and alterations.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain and comply with the 2018 NC Existing Building Code provisions for change of occupancies, means of egress, and building elements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain and comply with the 2018 NC Existing Building Code provisions for structural requirements, heights, and areas for building additions.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain and comply with the 2018 NC Existing Building Code provisions for historic buildings and moved or relocated buildings

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the provisions for the three compliance methods for the 2018 NC Existing Building Code: prescriptive, work area, and performance.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

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

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/19/2022

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.