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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 Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a professional enrichment opportunity to Arizona architects and engineers. It will qualify for 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states with continuing education requirements.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System 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 deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

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

This program offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board for mandatory continuing education credit.

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.


David Smith, MCP, CFM, LEED AP

Building Official City of El Mirage

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in code enforcement and holds currently 64 International Code Council (ICC) certifications. Among this list he is a master code professional, master of special inspections, combination plans examiner, combination inspector and certified fire marshal. In addition to the ICC certifications, he possesses three LEED AP certifications with the United States Green Building Council, a certified floodplain manager certification with the Association of State Floodplain Managers and an ACI concrete field testing technician-grade 1 certification with the American Concrete Institute (ACI). In Ohio, Mr. Smith has served as a building official and floodplain administrator for two municipalities and for one county consisting of three cities, 27 townships and seven villages. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he assisted the Building Department in the City of Gautier, Mississippi, in an intergovernmental emergency assistance program. In Arizona, he was appointed as the plans examiner and interim fire marshal for the City of Goodyear and now serves the City of El Mirage as the building official. Mr. Smith has participated as a subject matter expert for the Green Building Council Institute and was vice-president of the Building Officials Council of Northeast Ohio, an organization consisting of 380 members actively involved in the enforcement of building and fire codes. As vice-president, he was instrumental in creating bi-annual conferences for maintaining certifications with continual education.

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.