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Presented by
Christina Jackson, PMO, CZA

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code 2021
History of the International Residential Code 2021 (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of 2021 IRC
Overview of 2021 code changes, including changes to:
Deck                      DWV systems
Roofs                     Dwelling separations
Egress                   Footings

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)
Definitions                                   Alternative provisions and design criteria
Wind effects and protection of openings
Seismic provisions                     Story height and live loads
Snow loads                                  Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Ceiling heights                           Glazing
Garages and carports               Ingress, egress and stairways
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Foam plastic                               Wood and wood-based products
Accessibility                                Floods, storms and drainage
Soils and foundations               Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering           Roof/ceiling construction
Roof assemblies                        Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Compliance                                 Building thermal envelope
Climate classifications               Permanent energy certificate
Insulation and fenestration      Building systems

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems —
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and National Electrical Code (NEC)
Appliance installation and exhaust systems
Ventilation                                   Hydronic systems
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Plumbing fixtures                       Drains
Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
Fire sprinkler systems               Electrical system grounding
Intersystem bonding termination
Overcurrent devices                   Electrical outlets
Luminaires                                   Pools, spas and hot tubs


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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 offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and
7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed 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 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 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).

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).


Christina Jackson PMO. CZA

Codes Compliance Inspector III
Ms. Jackson began her code career in Ohio back in 2005, so her code experience spans over 20 years. Ms. Jackson currently works for the City of Newport News and is a Certified Building Maintenance Official in Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia Building Code Official Association (VBCOA) and serves as VBCOA Education Chair which provides training for all 8 regions within Virginia and its stakeholders. As the VBCOA Education Chair, Ms. Jackson is always making connections with industry and profession colleagues to offer training locally and on a state level. As of September 2015, she is a founding board member of the Women in Code Enforcement and Development Virginia chapter and has been instrumental in getting the word out about women getting recognized for their contributions to building codes and inspections. Currently Ms. Jackson is the WICED of VA President since 2019. Ms. Jackson is also a member of the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials where she is a Certified Zoning Administrator. In August 2018, Ms. Jackson was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the State Technical Review Board, becoming the first African American female to serve in this capacity. Ms. Jackson also sits on the Permit Tech Nation Board of Directors. In 2017, she has been an instructor at Tidewater Community College, teaching the International Residential Code BLD 115. Ms. Jackson is a naval spouse. She has served as Navy Ombudsman and is a mother of three.

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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 Residential Code 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course closely examines and explains the provisions and regulations of the 2021 International Residential Code. The courses focuses on the development and enforcement of the code, building planning, shell construction, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development, adoption, and enforcement of the 2021 International Residential Code and gain familiarity with the 2021 changes, including changes to decks, DWV systems, roofs, dwelling separations, egress and footings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize chapters 2-10 of the 2021 International Residential Code as a guide for building planning and shell construction. Topics include live loads, seismic provisions, ceiling heights, garages, ingress and egress stairways, fire detection, wood products, roof assemblies, framing, foundations, and much more.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize chapter 11 of the 2021 International Residential Code to increase energy efficiency by giving special consideration to climate classifications, thermal envelopes, insulation, fenestration, and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) for information guiding the design and construction of mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems. Topics include fuel gas system and appliances, plumbing fixtures, drains, backflow preventers, overcurrent devices, electrical outlets, pools, hot tubs, and much more.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/24/2025

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