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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
   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
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Contact Hours (PDHs)

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact hours to Massachusetts architects and 7.0 PDHs to engineers in all states. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems 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/CES information under this course listing.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects..

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

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO

Principal, Chief Building Plans Examiner at Municipal Code Consulting, LLC

Mr. McWhite is from Indiana and is a graduate of Vincennes University. He is an accomplished building inspector and plans examiner, with 20 years of experience in public and non-profit code enforcement and inspections. Mr. McWhite has served as an inspector and plans examiner in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana, and currently serves as the Senior Plans Examiner and Local Building Inspector for the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. He has served on the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing exam rewriting committee to help transition the exam from the 2009 to the 2015 International Codes, as a member of the International Code Council’s IPMC/IZC Code Development Committee, and as member of the ICC Building Membership Council and most recently its Nominating Committee. Mr. McWhite also currently serves as an ICC governmental voting member representing Region 6. He has earned a combined 21 certifications from SBCCI (Legacy Code) and ICC including housing code official, building code specialist, plumbing code specialist, and certified building official. Mr. McWhite is currently two certifications away from obtaining the master code professional certification.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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