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Presenter: Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

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Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Tuesday, August 25, 2020
9:30 am - 12:45 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)

Development and Enforcement of New York State Residential Code

   History of the International Residential Code 2018 (IRC)
   Adoption and enforcement of New York State Residential Code 2020
   Recent and anticipated code amendments Future of the code

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)

   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 Ingress, egress and stairways
   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
   Foam plastic
   Soils and foundations
   Walls and wall covering
   Roof assemblies
   Wood and wood-based products
   Floods, storms and drainage
   Framing and fastening
   Roof/ceiling construction
   Fireplaces and chimneys

Part 2, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
9:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT (including a 30-min. break)

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)

   Climate classifications
   Insulation and fenestration
   Building thermal envelope
   Permanent energy certificate
   Building systems

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems —
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and National Electrical Code (NEC)

   Appliance installation and exhaust systems
   Hydronic systems
   Fuel gas systems and appliances
   Plumbing fixtures
   Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
   Fire sprinkler systems
   Electrical system grounding
   Intersystem bonding termination
   Overcurrent devices
   Electrical outlets
   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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

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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
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     .7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers up to 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in New York.

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)).

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

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


Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Arthur Pakatar is the principal of The Pakatar Group, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and RESNET. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner credentials with ICC. Over the past 10 years Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols on several pertinent topics, he is considered a subject matter expert on those topics. His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of the International Code Council, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

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: New York State Residential Code

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This course examines and explains compliance standards for the New York State Residential Code, including building planning, shell construction, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, and plumping and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret NY State Residential Code provisions for soils and foundations, framing and fastening, fire-resistant construction and exterior walls, roof assemblies and roof construction, wood and wood-based products, story and ceiling heights, egress and ingress, stairways, and seismic, snow, wind and live loads.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret NY State Residential Code planning and shell construction provisions for floods, storms and drainage, fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection, fireplaces, and chimneys.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret NY State Residential Code energy efficiency provisions, including insulation, building thermal envelope, fenestration, and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and National Electrical Code (NEC) provisions for mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems, as adopted in New York.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with design and construction and code compliance standards

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/27/2023

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.