Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Development and Enforcement of Ineternational Residential Code

   International Residential Code (IRC) adoption and enforcement in New Mexico

   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 Per the NMAC Energy Provisions


   Building thermal envelope

   Climate classifications

   Permanent energy certificate

   Insulation and fenestration

   Building systems


Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Accordance with the NMAC

   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


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Mexico.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of Building.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Michael L. Savage, MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M

Director of Building Safety for Marion County, Florida

Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for more than 25 years. He has been a plans examiner, a combination inspector, a chief inspector and chief building official. Mr. Savage has completed plan reviews and inspections on all types of structures from single-family dwellings, decks and sheds to micro-breweries and manufacturing/industrial facilities. He currently serves as the director of building safety/building official for Marion County, Florida. Mr. Savage holds 42 International Code Council certifications, including master code professional and certified building official. In addition, he is a NFPA-certified fire protection specialist (CFPS) and IAEI certified electrical inspector – master. He is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of Maryland, and he is a qualified electrical inspector in the State of Delaware. Mr. Savage is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspector in the State of New Mexico. He is actively involved in the code making processes and holds committee memberships on such bodies as NFPA, IAEI and UL, and he is a member of the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors. Mr. Savage’s past positions include the following: president of the Central New Mexico Chapter of Building Officials, president of the IAEI NM Chapter, ICC Region XI Development Committee and past president and Executive Council member of Region XI. Mr. Savage was appointed to the ICC-Evaluation Services Board of Managers in 2015, the ICC Compliance Code Action Committee (CCAC) and the ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC). He has taught, and implemented, special inspections programs throughout the country resulting in safer, code-compliant buildings.