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Friday, April 14, 2023 | 8:30 am – 4:20 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Working with the Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code 

  • International Existing Building Code adoption by state and local governments 
  • Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities 
  • Highlights of the 2019 Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code 
  • Recent amendments 
  • Code enforcement 


Chapters 1-3 

  • Chapter 1: scope and administration 
  • Chapter 2: definitions 
  • Chapter 3:  provisions for all compliance methods 
    • Option 1: prescriptive compliance method  
    • Option 2: work area compliance method   
    • Option 3: performance compliance method  


Chapters 4-6 

  • Repairs  
  • Prescriptive compliance method 
  • Classification of work 


Chapters 7-9: Alterations  

  • Level 1 alterations: replacement of building components 
  • Level 2 alterations: reconfiguring space 
  • Level 3 alterations: exceeding 50 percent of building area  


Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy 

  • Change of occupancy classification  
  • Means of egress 
  • Code compliance for building elements 


Chapter 11: Additions 

  • Heights and areas  
  • Structural requirements 


Chapters 12-14 

  • Historic buildings 
  • Performance compliance method 
  • Moved or relocated buildings 


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 

7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council 


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 Illinois. 

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 HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Building.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (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) 


Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI

Director of The Code Group, Burnham Nationwide, Inc., Chicago, IL

Mr. Chwedyk is a licensed architect and chief code consultant and director of the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001. He was previously the principal of the Chicago office of a firm that specialized in life safety and fire protection engineering, and he has been a member of such prestigious architectural firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Bertrand Goldberg Associates; and Jack Train Associates. With over 40 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Over the past two decades he has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities. Mr. Chwedyk is also a certified building plans examiner through the International Code Council (ICC) and currently serves on the International Fire Code Action Committee. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and he is the 2018 chair of the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee.

Neha Patel

Associate AIA, Senior, Burnham Nationwide

Ms. Patel is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) Architecture program. Ms. Patel has been instrumental in the last eight years with playing a key role in building life safety compliance reviews and inspections as well as having developed a strong knowledge of local accessibility and rehabilitation code requirements.

Leah Riley

Ms. Riley has over 26 years of experience in interpreting and providing consulting services and has previously conducted seminars and workshops related to accessibility and building code compliance. She has gained recognition as an expert in Accessibility Code interpretation through her years of service, including her position at the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for Peoples with Disabilities.  Ms. Riley is an ICC Accessibility Inspector/Examiner and her knowledge includes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the International Building Code and ANSI A117.1, 2003 and 2009 Standards, the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, Section 504 and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Code as well as multiple state and local building and accessibility codes.  She conducts third-party municipal accessibility plan reviews and also serves on the Chicago Building Owners and Managers Association Codes 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 submitted and is pending. 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: Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course begins with a discussion on the development, adoption, amendments, and enforcement of the Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code before closely analyzing chapters 1-14. Topics of focus include definitions, provisions for compliance methods, repairs, alterations, changes of occupancy, means of egress, additions and more.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to discuss the history and development of the International Existing Building Code, and the adoption, amendment and enforcement of the code in Chicago.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to identify and comply alteration requirements for level 1, 2, and 3 alterations found in chapters 7-9 of the code

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to identify and comply with the change of occupancy and means of egress requirements found in chapter 10 of the code.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to locate and comply with chapters 12-14 of the code that govern historic buildings and moved/relocated buildings.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/22/2026

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.