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Friday, June 9, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm MDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by Edward L. Fronapfel


Building Code Background and Application 

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


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 


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 

  • Concrete
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry
  • Steel  
  • Wood
  • 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

7.0 LU|HSW

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 all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

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 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:
7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)



Engineer with SBSA Inc.

Mr. Fronapfel’s experience in design, analysis, and forensic review of the soil/structure interaction on hundreds of projects and thousands of structures provides insightful, analytical, and real world expertise. His education and experience includes geo-hydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, structural engineering, and building systems including thermal protection, ventilation of confined spaces, waterproofing, roofing, and cladding for residential, commercial, education, and industrial settings. He is licensed to practice engineering in 39 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to engineering, his background includes cost consulting, contract resolution, project scheduling, consulting, and construction project issues. Mr. Fronapfel has served for over 18 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management and now with the College of Contract Management, UK, teaching construction systems, LEED, mechanical-electrical plumbing, construction estimating, project scheduling, and the Diplomate in Structural Forensic Engineering. He has been qualified as an expert in these fields in over 100 trials in District and Federal Courts providing over 700 depositions and hundreds of arbitrations. He has been engaged in thousands of cases including being used as an umpire and expert in mediations.


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: Denver Building Code (IBC 2021)

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 its adoption in Denver, before closely analyzing chapters 3-12, 14-16, and 27-29. The course will cover code-compliant fire protection, egress, accessibility, structural design, roofs, HVAC, MEP systems, 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 Denver, and explore the 2021 changes, such as new fire detection and protection provisions, mass timber requirements and more.

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

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to examine chapters 10-11 of the IBC to incorporate accessible facilities, routes, entrances and exits in their designs.

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.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explore chapters 27-29 of the IBC and discuss code-compliant electrical, mechanical and plumbing system design.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/27/2026

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.