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Thursday, August 8, 2024
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by: Gary Meadows

Building Code Background and Application

  • Development of the International Building Code 2021
  • Code adoption in Arkansas
  • Code scope and Arkansas amendments
  • 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

Chapters 10-11

  • Exits, and exit access
  • Accessible routes and entrances
  • Accessible facilities

Occupancy Classifications

  • General requirements and criteria
    • Change of use and /or change of occupancy
    • Hazard classifications
  • Life safety issues
  • Design specifications and scenarios
  • Evaluation and documentation

Chapters 8 and 12 and Interior Construction

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

Means of Egress

  • Exit access, discharge, and other components
  • Impediments to egress
  • Calculating and determining occupant loads
  • Gross vs. net
  • Arrangement of exits
  • Equivalency discussion


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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7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
7.0 LU|HSW

ICC - International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in Arkansas. This course may qualify for credits in additional states; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course is not subject to pre-approval by the Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. The Board has final authority with respect to acceptance of credits.

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 Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers accepts contact hours listed by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Services (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 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 is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; 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)


Gary Meadows

Mr. Meadows recently retired from more than 40 years in the fire service. During his time in the fire service, he spent more than 21 years with the Cabot Fire Department in Cabot, Arkansas, a suburb of Little Rock. During his career with the fire department, he served as Firefighter, Fire Marshal and more than 10 years as Fire Chief which included plan reviews, building inspection and fire/building code enforcement. In addition, Mr. Meadows has also spent more than 19 years as a statewide instructor with the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, a division of Southern Arkansas University Tech, teaching fire and building codes to fire and building officials throughout the state. He has simultaneously served as a city planner for more than 20 years by serving as Vice Chairman of the Cabot Planning Commission and Chairman of Ward Planning Commission. Mr. Meadows is currently employed by the City of Ward, in Central Arkansas, as the Building Inspector and Chief Building Official. He is certified through the International Fire Service Accreditation Council as an Inspector l, ll, and lll. Mr. Meadows is currently licensed and/or certified as a municipal plumbing inspector, HVAC inspector and electrical Inspector through the State of Arkansas. He attended the University of Central Arkansas before graduating with honors with a Fire Science Degree through Black River Technical College. In his retirement, Mr. Meadows continues to teach and work in fire and building code education and enforcement.

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: Arkansas State Building Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course begins with a discussion on the development, terminology, enforcement and changes of the 2021 International Building Code and focuses on its adoption in Arkansas by closely analyzing chapters 3-12 of the Arkansas Building Code. The course will cover code-compliant fire protection, egress, accessibility, occupancy classifications, and more.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development of the International Building Code 2021, explain the code adoption and amendment processes in Arkansas, and explore the 2021 changes.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze chapters 6-9 of the code and utilize code-compliant life safety systems and fire and smoke protection features.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference chapters 10 and 11 in designing accessible routes, facilities, entrances and exits.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify impediments to egress, calculate occupant loads and consider the arrangement of exits to maximize efficiency san safety in egress.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/12/2027

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: $349.00

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