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Presenter: Michael Nier

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, SC

Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Building Code Background and Application

   Development of the International Building Code
   Code adoption processes in South Carolina (2018 IBC)
   Code update process
   Code terminology
   Code enforcement

Building Classification, Occupancy and Safety

   Classification of structures
   Occupancy and special uses
   Fire resistance-rated construction
   Fire protection systems
   Doors and windows

Regulation of Building Components

   Exterior walls
   Roof assemblies
   Structural design
   Soils and foundations

Use of Specific Materials and Construction Techniques

   Concrete Aluminum
   Masonry Steel
   Wood Glass and glazing

Regulation of Interior Construction

   Gypsum board and plaster
   Interior finishes
   Interior environment

Complying with Safety Requirements During Construction

   Protection of workers, public and adjoining property

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Building)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

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

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

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to 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.


Michael Nier

Master Code Professional with Nier Building Inspections

Mr. Nier is a master code professional and holds 38 certifications from ICC and NFPA. He has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in both private government partnerships, as well as within the traditional municipal government offices and within the construction industry. His work with various municipalities has included acting as chief building official for the startup of two cities in Georgia where he has done department set up, organization and implementation; plan review; permitting; code enforcement; field inspection; supervision of other inspections; staff reviews and employee training. Mr. Nier has served as a building official in numerous jurisdictions in Georgia, both as an interim as well as a primary official. He is past vice president of Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Councils’ Board for International Professional Standards. Mr. Nier has taught home inspection and code certification classes to municipal inspectors, home inspectors, remodelers and builders for over 10 years. He previously owned and operated a small “turn-key” remodeling company specializing in residential and light commercial buildings. Mr. Nier is past vice president of the Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Council.

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: International Building Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live course examines the International Building Code background and application, building classification, occupancy and safety, regulation of building components, use of specific materials and construction techniques, regulation of interior construction, and safety requirements during construction.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the International Building Code (IBC) building classifications and occupancy standards, and they will be able to comply with provisions for fire resistance-rated construction, fire protection systems, and doors and windows.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with provisions for the use of specific materials, including concrete, masonry, wood, aluminum, steel, glass and glazing, gypsum board and plaster, interior finishes, interior environment, and construction techniques.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with IBC regulations of building components, including exterior walls, roof assemblies, structural design, and foundations and soils.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with IBC safety requirements during construction, which protect workers, the public and adjoining property.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/06/2022

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.