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Presenter: Robert J. Schutz

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am EDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             12:45 – 5:00 pm EDT

Development and Enforcement of the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO)

History of the International Residential Code (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of the Residential Code of Ohio
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
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

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)

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

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

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 forindividually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watchtogether if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must beable to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be available for download and printing upon completion of afollow-up quiz with at least 80% accuracy.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this coursefor 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information.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).


Robert J. Schutz

Robert J. Schutz is a recently retired building official with the City of Columbus, Ohio. He was previously a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council in product development after several years as their manager of instructors in the ICC Training & Education Department. He has also served as an assistant architect administrator at the Ohio Board of Building Standards. While with the State of Ohio, he oversaw the new Residential Code of Ohio program, including certification of local residential code departments and personnel. His varied previous experiences include active military service during the 1980s as an Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officer; building code enforcement for several central Ohio jurisdictions, including ten years as chief building official (CBO) for the City of Powell where he also served as city engineer and director of public services; and chief engineer for the Ohio Department of Health, where he chaired the state’s plumbing advisory board, was chief of plumbing and was a voting member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards.

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: Residential Code of Ohio

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation covers the development of the Residential Code of Ohio and its relationship to the International Residential Code, building planning and shell construction (Chapters 2-10), energy efficiency (Chapter 11), and mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Residential Code of Ohio provisions on building envelope ingress, egress, stairways, accessibility, and roof assemblies.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Residential Code of Ohio provisions on mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Residential Code of Ohio provisions on building wind resistance, seismic design, and fire -resistant construction and exterior walls.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Residential Code of Ohio provisions on insulation, fenestration, building thermal envelope, and lighting.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and stormwater management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/22/2021

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.