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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 - 11:30 am CDT
Break:                                 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:30 - 5:00 pm CDT

Means of Egress General

   • Ceiling height
   • Projections
   • Continuity


   • Exit access           • Exit                    • Exit discharge     
   • Floor area gross   • Floor area net   • Public Way
   • Ceiling height

Occupant Load

   • Design occupant load    • Cumulative occupant load
   • Establishing occupant load with table 1004.5
   • Occupant load options   • Stairways   • Mezzanines
   • Other egress components

Means of Egress Sizing

   • Minimum width             • Continuity 
   • Egress convergence    • Doors

Required Means of Egress from a Space, Floor, or Building

   • Exiting from multi levels         • Exiting from mezzanines
   • Exiting from outdoor areas    • Exit continuity

Exits and Exit Access Doorways

   • Egress from spaces    • Spaces with 1 exit or exit access doorway
   • Stories with one exit   • Distribution of exits
   • Egress based on common path and occupant load

Egress Configuration

   • Multiple exits or exit access doorway    • Location of exits

Exit Access

   • Egress through intervening spaces   
   • Exit access travel distance
   • Measurement        • Exit access stairways

Doors and Door Hardware

   • Door identification    • Size of doors    • Door swing
   • Landings     • Door arrangement     • Locks and Latches
   • Door handles, latches and hardware   • Hardware height
   • Bolt Locks   • Delayed egress locking
   • Sensor release door locks     • Electrically locked doors   
   • Panic and fire exit hardware


   • Width    • Tread run and riser height    • Landings
   • Dimensional uniformity  • Vertical rise  • Roof access

Exit Signs

   • Where required    • Low level exit signs
   • Illumination    • Power source


   • Where required    • Height    • Graspability
   • Continuity    • Extensions


   • Where required    • Height    • Opening limitations
   • Window openings

Exit Access

   • Egress through intervening space   
   • Exit access travel distance    • Exit access stairways
   • Enclosures


   • Construction        • Fire resistive rating
   • Minimum width    • Air movement


   • Interior exit stairways    • Fire resistance
   • Termination    • Exit discharge
   • Emergency escape and rescue

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
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete course information.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


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: Architectural Application for Means of Egress

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This in-depth course examines Chapter 10 of the 2018 International Building Code, including provisions for occupant load, means of egress sizing, required means of egress from a space, floor or building, exits and exit access doorways, egress configuration, exit access, doors and door hardware, stairways, signage, handrails, guards, exit access, corridors and exits.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to determine a building's occupant load using Table 1004.5 of the 2018 International Building Code.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to size required means of egress based on use and occupant load.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference IBC egress requirements for multi-levels, mezzanines and outdoor areas.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to establish egress configurations for multiple exits and locations of exits.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with egress requirements for doors, door swing, hardware, and locks.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to reference egress requirements for stairways, exit signs, hanrails, guards, corridors, and exits.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/25/2023

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.