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Presenter: Edward L. Fronapfel

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Seminar Location: Online

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Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

   History of the International Residential Code (IRC)

   Adoption and enforcement of International Residential Code

   Recent and anticipated Code amendments

   Future of the Code

IRC Building Planning and Shell Construction, Part I
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT


   Alternative provisions and design criteria

   Wind effects and protection of openings

   Seismic provisions

   Story height and live loads

   Snow loads

   Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls

   Dwelling unit separations and garage separation

   Ceiling heights


   Garages and carports

IRC Building Planning and Shell Construction, Part II
Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Ingress, egress and stairways

   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection

   Foam plastic

   Wood and wood-based products


   Floods, storms and drainage

   Soils and foundations

   Framing and fastening

   Walls and wall covering

   Roof/ceiling construction

   Roof assemblies

   Fireplaces and chimneys

IRC Energy Efficiency and Building Systems
Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 PM CDT

   Energy efficiency (Chapter 11)

      • Compliance


      • Building thermal envelope

      • Climate classifications

      • Permanent energy certificate

      • Insulation and fenestration

      • Building systems

      • Lighting

   Mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems

      • Appliance installation and exhaust systems

      • Ventilation

      • Hydronic systems

      • Fuel gas systems and appliances

      • Plumbing fixtures

      • Drains

      • Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors

      • Fire sprinkler systems

      • Electrical system grounding

      • Intersystem bonding termination

      • Overcurrent devices

      • Electrical outlets

      • Luminaires

   Pools, spas and hot tubs

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other

     6.5 PDHs

     .65 CEUs (Building)

     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer, architect and/or landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)) and §79-1.5(i)(2).

The Erosion and Sediment Control series and the HEC-HMS series webinars have been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for the indicated CECs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Edward L. Fronapfel

Fellow Member of NAFE, Owner, SBSA, Inc.

Mr. Fronapfel holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and a master of science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in forensic and structural engineering. He is a board certified building inspection engineer through the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers and a fellow member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. In addition, Mr. Fronapfel is a level 2 thermographer and a level 2 post tension examiner. He is certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and is a third party Exterior Design Institute inspector. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Burn’s School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Courses include Estimating, Project Management and Control, Sustainability in Construction, Residential Construction Systems and Environmental Systems and MEP. His work experience encompasses geohydraulic engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, civil and structural engineering for new development, warranty work, property claim support, repair and rehabilitation design. Mr. Fronapfel’s building science work includes interior ventilation control; HVAC sizing verifications and analysis; and moisture management systems for attics, crawlspaces and basements for residential and commercial structures. He has additional background in masonry, stucco, EIFS, and many components used for cladding buildings from foundation systems to roofing systems. Mr. Fronapfel’s experience includes over 450 deposition testimonies and over 55 trial testimonies, as well as hundreds of mediations, and arbitrations. He is a registered engineer in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Mr. Fronapfel holds active memberships in many professional organizations including RCI, AIA, NSPE, CABO, RESNET and others. He is a published writer in The Journal of RCI, The Forensic Engineering Task Force, The Investigative Engineer, The I-ENG-A Report, Colorado Claims Guide, Building Integration Solutions, Construction Accounting and Taxation, and The Journal of Forensic Engineering.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $325.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $275.00

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