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Presenter: Greg Karow, C.B.O.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am CDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:45 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm CDT


   Chapter 3 occupancy classification

Chapter 6 Type of Construction

   Connecting type of construction as it relates to mixed occupancies
   Evaluation of tables 601 and 602

Chapter 5 Heights and Areas

   Definition building area
   Definition building height
   Definition grade plane
   Occupied roofs
   Table 504.3 allowable height    
   Table 504.4 allowable stories
   Table 506.2 allowable area
   Allowable area increases
      • Sprinkler
      • Frontage
   Unlimited area building       

Chapter 5 Continued

   Mixed occupancy provisions
      • Separated
      • Non-separated
      • Accessory
   Incidental uses
   Special provisions

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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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     7.0 LU|HSW

     .7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

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


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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: 2018 IBC Mixed Occupancies, Allowable Area, and Type of Construction

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour lecture presentation provides a comprehensive breakdown of the provisions of the IBC Chapter 5, general building heights and areas as it relates to IBC Chapter 6, types of construction and occupancy classification in Chapter 3 of the 2018 IBC.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to quantify occupancy classification based on IBC Chapter 3.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define the concept for addressing mixed-occupancy buildings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to verify the application of accessory, separated and non-separated occupancies and how any or all of the provisions may be integrated into a single building. Consideration the advantages and disadvantages of each of the methods will be discussed.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to address allowable area based on building occupancy and type of construction.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss allowable area increase options will be analyzed for single and mixed occupancy buildings.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to identify how the type of construction specifics and their applications will be verified in relation to area provisions.

Learning Objective 7:
Learners will be able to explain how parameters for fire separation distance from lot line as well as opening protection are applied.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experiences with design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/28/2023

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.