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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
Michael Nier

Building Code Background, Adoption and Enforcement in South Carolina
Development of the International Building Code 2018
Code adoption process in South Carolina
Local building codes in South Carolina
Code terminology
Code enforcement

Complying with 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

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

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

Meeting Requirements in 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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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

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 South Carolina.

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 AIA/CES.

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

Professionals seeking credit in other states may be able to claim the hours earned from this course. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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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).


Michael Nier

Michael Nier Master Code Professional with Nier Building Inspections
Mr. Nier is a master code professional and holds 38 certifications from ICC and NFPA. He has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in both private government partnerships, as well as within the traditional municipal government offices and within the construction industry. His work with various municipalities has included acting as chief building official for the startup of two cities in Georgia where he has done department set up, organization and implementation; plan review; permitting; code enforcement; field inspection; supervision of other inspections; staff reviews and employee training. Mr. Nier has served as a building official in numerous jurisdictions in Georgia, both as an interim as well as a primary official. He is past vice president of Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Councils’ Board for International Professional Standards. Mr. Nier has taught home inspection and code certification classes to municipal inspectors, home inspectors, remodelers and builders for over 10 years. He previously owned and operated a small “turn-key” remodeling company specializing in residential and light commercial buildings. Mr. Nier is past vice president of the Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Council.

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: Complying with South Carolina Building Codes

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 7-hour course offers an in-depth analysis of the South Carolina Building Codes. The course begins with a discussion on the code development and adoption process, enforcement mechanisms and terminology before closely analyzing chapters 3-12, 14-16 and 27-29.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the development of the International Building Code, the code adoption process in South Carolina, local building codes, code terminology and enforcement.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and define the types of construction, determine the required fire protection systems, and classify structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss code-compliant use of specific materials and construction techniques, including concrete, masonry, steel, wood and more.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to calculate the number of required exits and design accessible routes, facilities and entrances.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/12/2025

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.