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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
9:00 am – 5:30 pm EST

Presented by: Arthur “Art” Pakatar
Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code

  • History of the International Residential Code, 2018 (IRC)
  • Adoption of IRC in New York
  • New York amendments
  • Permitting process and code enforcement
  • Technical support

Building Planning and Building Envelope (Chapters 2-10)

  • Definitions
  • Alternative provisions and design criteria
  • Wind effects and protection of openings
  • Seismic provisions
  • Story height and live loads
  • Snow loads
  • Accessibility
  • Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
  • Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
  • Ceiling heights
  • Glazing
  • Garages and carports
  • Egress and stairways
  • Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
  • Foam plastic
  • Wood and wood-based products
  • Floods, storms and drainage
  • Soils and foundations
  • Framing and fastening
  • Walls and wall covering
  • Roof/ceiling construction
  • Roof assemblies
  • Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)

  • Compliance
  • Climate classifications
  • Building thermal envelope
  • Insulation and fenestration

Building Systems

  • Lighting
  • Permanent Energy Certificate

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

  • Appliance installation and exhaust systems
  • Ventilation
  • Hydronic systems
  • Fuel gas systems and appliances
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Drains
  • Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Electrical system grounding
  • Intersystem bonding termination
  • Overcurrent devices
  • Electrical outlets
  • Luminaires
  • Pools, spas and hot tubs


Webinar Instructions

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

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and concurrent webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in New York. Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this event; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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)). 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW LUs (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 event for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Arthur “Art” Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Principal of The Pakatar Group

The Pakatar Group, a firm dedicated to the built environment. Mr. Pakatar is an industry veteran with several years of experience teaching home performance and construction-related topics. He holds certifications from the International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and RESNET. Mr. Pakatar 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 He has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mr. Pakatar 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.

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 Residential Code of New York State

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines and explains compliance standards for the New York State Residential Code, including building planning, building envelope construction, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, and plumping and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with the 2020 New York Residential Code provisions related to fire-resistant construction, exterior walls, unit and garage separation, and means of egress.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with the 2020 New York Residential Code provisions impacting foundations, framing, fastening, roof assemblies, fireplaces and chimneys.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret the 2020 New York Residential Code energy efficiency provisions, including insulation, building thermal envelope, fenestration, and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret 2020 New York Residential Code provisions governing ventilation, fire sprinkler systems, drains, electrical outlets and plumbing fixtures.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with residential design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/21/2026

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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