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Tuesday, May 2, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:00 pm PDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by: Steve Thomas

Building Code Background and Application 

  • Development of the International Codes 
  • Code adoption processes adoption and amendment process in Oregon 
  • Code terminology
  • Code enforcement
  • Overviews of 2021 changes: new fire detection and protection provisions, new mass timber requirements, new requirements for specific occupancies 


Classification and Occupancy 

  • Classification of structures
  •    Groups A, B, E, F, H, I, M, R, S and U
  • Occupancy and special uses
  • Types of Construction
  •    Types I, II, III, IV, and V
  • Building heights and areas 


Fire Protection 

  • Fire and smoke protection features
  • Fire protection systems
  • Life safety systems 


Means of Egress and Accessibility 

  • Exit access, exit and exit discharge
  • Design of the means of egress
  • Accessible routes and entrances
  • Accessible facilities 


Structural and Exterior Design 

  • Exterior walls
  • Roofs and roofing systems
  • Structural design  


Interior Design 

  • Interior finishes
  • Ventilation, HVAC controls, lighting, sound, unoccupied spaces, bathrooms
  • Gypsum board and plaster 


Use of Specific Materials and Construction Techniques 

  • Concrete 
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry 
  • Steel  
  • Wood
  • Glass and glazing 


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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in Oregon.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar 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:
6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Steve Thomas, CBO

Director of Education at Shums Coda Associates

Steve Thomas, has over forty years’ experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections, and administration. Providing building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. He has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO and ICC committees including serving as a member and then Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 IBC, both available from ICC. He was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the ICC in 2018. He has presented building code classes for the last 30 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes. 

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: 2022 Oregon Structural Specialty Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course begins with a discussion on the development, adoption, amendments, terminology, and enforcement of the international codes in Oregon before closely analyzing the 2022 Oregon Structural Specialty Code. Topics of focus include classification, occupancy, fire protection, means of egress, accessibility, interior design and the use of specific materials and construction techniques.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the history and development of the international codes, the adoption, amendment and enforcement of the codes in Oregon (at state and local levels), and code terminology and 2021 changes.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to locate, reference and comply with means of egress and accessibility requirements, including exit access and discharge and accessible routes, entrances and facilities.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to locate, reference and comply with structural and exterior design requirements, including those relating to exterior walls, roofs and roofing systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to adopt code-compliant construction techniques and use of specific materials, including concrete, masonry, wood, aluminum, steel and glass.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/28/2026

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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