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Friday, September 30, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)


Presented by
Christopher McWhite

Working with the International Existing Building Code 2021
International Existing Building Code adoption by state and local governments
Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
Highlights of the 2021 Code

Chapters 1-3
Chapter 1: scope and administration
Chapter 2: definitions
Chapter 3: administration, general compliance, storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections.

Chapter 4: Repairs, Ch. 5, International Residential Code
Appendix J, and Ch. 6
Chapter 5
• Prescriptive compliance method
• Additions
• Alterations
• Fire escapes
• Windows and emergency escape openings
• Change of occupancy
• Historic buildings
International Residential Code appendix J
• Before we meet: preliminary meeting, investigation and evaluation
• Definitions
• Compliance
• Repair
• Renovation
• Alterations
• Reconstruction
• Referenced standards

Chapters 7-9: Alterations
Alterations levels 1, 2 and 3
Ch. 5 International Energy Efficiency Codes residential and commercial

Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy
Special use and occupancy
Change of occupancy classification

Chapter 11: Additions
Heights and areas
Structural requirements

Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
Construction safeguards
Referenced standards
Historic buildings
Moved or relocated buildings
Performance compliance methods
Appendix A1
Appendix A2
Appendix A3
Appendix A4
Ch. A5 Referenced Standards
Resource A
Hermathy’s 10 rules
Guidelines of archaic construction

What’s known so far for Mass in the 2021?


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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs*

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
0.7 CEUs (Building)

*not required in Massachusetts


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar and webcast are open to the public and are designed to offer 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in Massachusetts.

*Engineers licensed in Massachusetts are not required to earn continuing education credits for licensure renewal. Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states will be able to claim the hours earned from this course, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 7.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

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

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the course for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO

Mr. McWhite is a graduate of Vincennes University. He has served as an inspector and plans examiner in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana. He has served on the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing exam rewriting committee to help transition the exam from the 2009 to the 2015 International Codes, as a member of the International Code Council’s IPMC / IZC Code Development Committee, and as member of the ICC Building Membership Council. Mr. McWhite has earned a combined 21 Certifications from SBCCI (Legacy Code) and ICC including Housing Code Official, Building Code Specialist, Plumbing Code Specialist, Certified Building Official, and is currently 2 certifications away from Master Code Professional.

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 ( 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: 2021 International Existing Building Code: An Introduction and Massachusetts Proposed Amendments

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines provisions and compliance standards in Chapters 1-16 of the 2021 version of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and Massachusetts proposed amendments.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to to explain which buildings/projects to which the IEBC applies, and they will be able to identify and discuss the changes in the 2021 Code.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections for existing buildings, and they will be able to determine prescriptive compliance methods for additions, alterations, fire escapes, windows and emergency escape openings, and historic buildings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the three levels of alterations for existing buildings, and they will be able to reference structural and plumbing requirements in instances of change of occupancy.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for additions to existing buildings, including heights, areas, and structural requirements.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/25/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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