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Thursday, March 10, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by:
Matt Love

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code 2015
History of the International Residential Code 2015
Adoption and enforcement of Code in North Carolina
Recent and anticipated code amendments
Future of the code

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-3)
Wind effects and protection of openings
Seismic provisions
Story height
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

Footings, Foundations, Framing (Chapters 4-9)
Wood and wood-based products
Soils and foundations
Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering
Roof/ceiling construction
Roof assemblies
Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Climate zones
U factors, SHGC, labels
Prescriptive vs. performance

Decks (Appendix M)
Sizing footings
Bracing, alternative materials
Common Issues


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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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
2018 North Carolina Residential Code
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in North Carolina (S-0130).

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course 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).


Matt Love

Matt Love is the Chief Building Code Official for Cabarrus County Construction Standards in North Carolina. Mr. Love obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technologies with a concentration in Community and Regional Planning from Appalachian State University. Mr. Love is also a Licensed General Contractor. Mr. Love currently holds a Level III Standard Certificate in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical and Level I Standard Fire Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Mr. Love teaches Building and Plumbing I, II and III Standard Courses to North Carolina Building Inspectors as well as Continuing Education Courses for the North Carolina Building Inspectors’ Association. Matt is currently on the Executive Board of the North Carolina Building Inspectors’ Association as the president-elect while also serves on the Education Committee as the co-chair and Site-Development Committee.

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: 2018 North Carolina Residential Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the development and enforcement of the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) as adopted in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the code adoption and enforcement process in North Carolina, and identify recent and anticipated code amendments.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code requirements for chapters 2-3: building planning and shell construction.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code requirements for chapters 4-9: footings, foundations and framing.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code requirements for chapter 11: energy efficiency.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code requirements for deck sizing, flashing and bracing

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/11/2025

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.