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Presented by Mark Matheny

Concept of Mixed Occupancies; Chapters 3, 5, 6, 9
They’re everywhere, let’s identify each space
It takes an understanding of many separate code chapters and sections
Can they all be under one roof? Some modification may need to be made

Definitions and Occupancy Classifications; Chapters 2, 3
Some important terms to understand
Use and Occupancy, are they the same?
Identify each building and space, even the ones you don’t know
Occupancies and their subcategories

Understanding Concepts for Mixed Occupancies; Chapters 3, 4, 6, 7, 9
Live/work and other residential units
Building Construction Types, what does A and B mean?
Compartmentalization and fire protection systems

Allowable Height and Area for Mixed Occupancies; Chapter 5
How tall can a building be?
How many stories are allowed?
Square foot per story, what affects the area of a building

Three Considerations of Mixed Occupancy; Accessory, Non-Separated,
Separated; Chapters 5, 9
Ancillary and limited in size
Can you really do that?
Any one or a combination of all three

Application of the Mixed Occupancy Methods; Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, 9
4 steps to consider on all mixed occupancies
Strip mall situation
A-3 with mixed use
Additional examples, questions and answers


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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
7.0 LU|HSW

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 licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 5554646), Indiana (License No. CE21655559), Maryland, New Jersey
(Approval No. 24GP55555655), North Carolina (S-5135), and North Dakota. 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.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (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).

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


Mark Matheny

Chief Building Official, City of Asheville, North Carolina

Mr. Matheny has been a building safety official for 20 years and was previously a certified general contractor. He is an adjunct instructor at Asheville Buncombe Community College, and he is certified through the state of North Carolina to teach standard certification courses and continuing education. Mr. Matheny holds North Carolina certifications as a code official in building, mechanical, electric, and plumbing. He holds International Code Council (ICC) certifications in building. Mr. Matheny has been providing training throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, since 2008. He Is the president of ICC Region 8, and immediate past president of the North Carolina Building Inspectors Association and the North Carolina Council of Code Officials. Mr. Matheny is a governing member of ICC Building Membership Council, and he is chair of the Community Building Best Practices and Innovation Subcommittee.

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: Understanding Mixed Occupancies under the IBC

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines International Building Code concepts and requirements for mixed occupancy buildings, including terminologies and definitions, allowable heights and areas, construction types,

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify situations that give rise to mixed occupancies, and they will be able to identify building code provisions that apply to mixed occupancies.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to distinguish between the use and occupancy of a building, and will be able to determine the consequences of each regarding code compliance.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify issues that arise with mixed occupancies in which buildings are being used for commercial and residential purposes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine the maximum height and area for buildings that are mixed occupancies.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to apply the Code’s provisions on mixed occupancies to real world situations, such as strip malls and buildings classified as A-3 with mixed use

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/18/2023

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: $299.00