Residential Code of Ohio
3180 West Market St., Akron, OH, 44333
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Choose the way you want to learn!
This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)
8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
8:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Lunch (on your own)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EDT
12:45 – 5:00 pm EDT
Robert J. Schutz, PE, PS, CPO
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
Story height and live loads
Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Garages and carports
Ingress, egress and stairways
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Wood and wood-based products
Floods, storms and drainage
Soils and foundations
Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering
Fireplaces and chimneys
Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Building thermal envelope
Permanent energy certificate
Insulation and fenestration
Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems
Appliance installation and exhaust systems
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
Fire sprinkler systems
Electrical system grounding
Intersystem bonding termination
Pools, spas and hot tubs
COVID Health Considerations: In accordance with guidance from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only those who are fully vaccinated should
gather indoors without masks. Those not yet fully vaccinated should continue social
distancing and wearing facemasks indoors. Please review CDC guidance for recent
7.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
of Building Standards
BI(7.0), BO(7.0), BPE(7.0), MPE(7.0), RBI(7.0),
RBO(7.0), RIUI(7.0), RMI(7.0), RPE(7.0)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0
HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in Ohio. Educators and courses
are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/
CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this
Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in some cases. Refer to specific state rules to
The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area
of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
The Ohio Board of Building Standards has approved this course for the following continuing education
hours: BI(7.0), BO(7.0), BPE(7.0), MPE(7.0), RBI(7.0), RBO(7.0), RIUI(7.0), RMI(7.0), RPE(7.0).
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.
Robert J. Schutz PE. PS. CPO
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.
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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 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.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/22/2021
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