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Day One: Monday, March 15, 2021
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
8:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)

Presented by Arthur Pakatar

2020 Building Code of New York State, Day One
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)

Building Code Background and Application in New York State
Development of the International Building Code
Code adoption process in New York State
Current version of the Code in New York
Summary of Code amendments in New York
Code terminology
Code enforcement

Chapters 3-5
Classification of structures
• Groups 1, B, E, F, H, I, M, R, S and U
Occupancy and special uses
Building heights and areas

Chapters 6, 7 and 9
Types of construction
Fire and smoke protection features
Fire protection systems
Life safety systems

2020 Building Code of New York State, Day Two

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)

Chapters 10-11
Exits, and exit access
Accessible routes and entrances
Accessible facilities

Chapters 14-16
Exterior walls
Roofs and roofing systems
Structural design

Chapters 8 and 12 and Interior Construction
Interior finishes
Ventilation, HVAC controls, lighting, sound, unoccupied spaces, bathrooms
Gypsum board and plaster

Use of Specific Materials and Construction Techniques
Glass and glazing

Chapters 27-29
Electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems

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7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
7.0 LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)

Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live, interactive webinar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing
education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to professional
engineers licensed in New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects
Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and

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

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction
contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education
requirement for contractors.

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the
webinar in its entirety, respond to all the prompts during the instruction, and earn a
score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Arthur Pakatar

Arthur Pakatar is the principal of The Pakatar Group, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from the International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and RESNET. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner credentials with ICC. Over the past 10 years Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols on several pertinent topics, he is considered a subject matter expert on those topics. His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of the International Code Council, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

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: 2020 Building Code of New York State

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the adoption of the International Building Code in New York State and Chapters 3-14, 16 and 27-29, which include provisions on classifications of structures, occupancy and special uses, building heights and areas, types of construction, fire and smoke protection, fire protection systems, life safety, egress, accessibility, building envelope, interior finishes, ventilation, HVAC, lighting, sound, bathrooms, use of specific materials and construction techniques, and electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 Building Code of New York State provisions for the classification of structures, occupancy and special uses, and building heights and areas.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 Building Code of New York State provisions for types of construction, fire and smoke protection features, fire protection features, fire protection systems, and life safety systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 Building Code of New York State provisions for exits and exit access, accessible routes and entrances, accessibility, exterior walls, roofs and roofing systems, and, interior finishes, structural design.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 Building Code of New York State provisions for ventilation, HVAC controls, lighting, sound, bathrooms, and use of specific materials, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and interpreting and complying with building codes

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/20/2024

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.

Webinar Price: $289.00