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Presenter: Greg Karow, C.B.O.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Madison, WI

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-251-5511

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 International Existing Building Code

   Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
   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
   Accessibility for existing buildings

Chapters 4, 5 and 6

   Prescriptive compliance method
   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

Chapters 12 and 14

   Historic buildings
   Moved or relocated buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW
Wisconsin Commercial
Building Inspectors
     7.0 Hours of Credit
International Code Council

     .7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects in most states, including Wisconsin. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wisconsin.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this seminar for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Office of Education and Examinations has approved this course for 7.0 hours of credit for Commercial Building Inspector Certification.

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

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.


Greg Karow, C.B.O.

Mr. Karow is currently the building official of Winona MN. He has an extensive background in developing and presenting various types of building code and related seminars. Mr. Karow was previously a staff instructor with the International Code Council and with the State of Minnesota Codes and Standards Division. He has instructed in a Building Inspection Technology program at a local community college. Mr. Karow is a certified building official in Minnesota and holds ICC certifications as a Certified Building Official, ICC Plans Examiner, ICC Building Inspector and ICC Building Code Specialist.

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: Application of the 2018 International Existing Building Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines Chapter 1-12 and 14 of the 2018 International Existing Building Code, which provide requirements for repairs, additions, and alterations to existing buildings. 

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded designers and contractors with the existing building stock, and they explain the code compliance methods available to repair, alter, and add on to existing buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss IEB code provisions and requirements for repairs using the prescriptive compliance method (IEB Chapters 4-6).

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss IEB code provisions, requirements, and compliance options for building alterations (Chapters 7-9).

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain IEB code provisions and compliance for changes to occupancy, means of egress, and building elements (Chapter 10).

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain IEB heights and area requirements for additions to existing buildings (Chapter 11) and provisions for historic, moved, or relocated buildings (Chapters 12 and 14).

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with reading, understanding, and complying with building codes.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/17/2022

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.