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Thursday, October 14, 2021
8:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by:
Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA

A Brief History of Modern Code Development
Code development process
Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
• Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
• Requirements for permitting
Chapter 3: Occupancy Classification and Use
Chapter 4: Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy (summary)

Chapters 5 and 6
Chapter 5: General Building Heights and Areas
• Building height and area determination
• Calculating permitted increases in height and area
• Mixed use and occupancy
Chapter 6: Types of Construction

Chapters 7, 8, and 9
Chapter 7: Fire and Smoke Protection Features
• Exterior walls
• Fire walls
• Fire barriers and fire partitions
• Smoke barriers and smoke partitions
• Horizontal assemblies
Chapter 8: Interior Finishes
Chapter 9: Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

Chapters 10, 11, 16, 17, and 19
Chapter 10: Means of Egress
Chapters 11, 16, 17, and 19
• Accessibility
• Structural design
• Special inspections and tests
• Plumbing systems



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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

These webinars are open to the public and offer 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers
and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

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, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of
the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved
by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not
preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

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

The International Code Council has approved the Soil Mechanics, Bearing Capacity
and Slope Stabilization in New England course for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of
Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

The International Code Council has approved the International Building Code 2021
course for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Jerry R. Tepe FAIA

Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Concord, New Hampshire

Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.

Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.

In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.

Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.

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:  International Building Code 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the 2021 International Building Code Chapters 1, 3-11, 16, 17 and 29, which includes provisions for the scope and administration of the Code, occupancy classifications, special requirements based on use and occupancy, building heights and areas, fire and smoke protection, interior finishes, fire protection and life safety systems, accessibility, structural design, special inspections and tests, and plumbing systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for occupancy classifications and use along with their special detailed requirements.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for types of construction, building heights and areas, mixed use and occupancy.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for fire and smoke protection features, including exterior walls, fire barriers and partitions, smoke barriers and partitions, horizontal assemblies, and fire protection, and life safety systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for accessibility, structural design, special inspections and tests, and plumbing systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/29/2023

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.