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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EST
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EST
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 5:00 pm EST


Presented by
Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Working with the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code
International Existing Building Code 2018 development
Maryland adoption and amendment
Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
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 and 6
Classification of work

Chapters 7-9: Alterations
Alterations levels 1, 2 and 3

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 12-16, Appendices
Historic buildings
Moved or relocated buildings


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

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 in Maryland. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers.

This course offers 7.0 HSW LUs/continuing education hours to architects in Maryland. Courses approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System are accepted in Maryland.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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 activity for .7 CEUs in the specialization 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).


Wendy Talarico LEED AP

Ms. Talarico is an ICC-certified energy/green code plan reviewer and consults with architects and engineers throughout the Northeast to provide continuing education on a range of subjects from codes to building science. She is an instructor for Urban Green/New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s “Conquering the Code”, an 8-hour energy code class in New York State. Ms. Talarico was a member of the engineering outreach team for the Brick Industry Association, and she is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor for such publications as Architectural Record and This Old House. Her areas of expertise include building energy, sustainability issues, and codes, including the IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, IEBC, and the IgCC.

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: Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines provisions and compliance standards in Chapters 1-16 of the 2018 version of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) as adopted in Maryland as the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to to explain which buildings/projects to which the 2018 IEBC applies, and they will be able to identify and discuss how the code has been adopted and amended in Maryland.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code provisions for all compliance methods, including the prescriptive compliance method, work area compliance method, and performance compliance method.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the three levels of alterations for existing buildings, and they will be able to reference structural and plumbing requirements in instances of change of occupancy.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with code provisions for additions to existing buildings, including heights, areas, and structural requirements.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: None

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.