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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT


Presented by
Matt Love

Introduction to Plumbing Standards and Practices
North Carolina Plumbing Code: when and how does it apply?
North Carolina Residential Code: when and how does it apply?

Fixture Counts
Meeting requirements for number of fixtures
Calculating fixtures
Interpreting requirements, counts

Best Practices for Pipes and Fittings
ABS pipe and fittings: applications, benefits, drawbacks
PEX: applications, benefits, drawbacks
PVC: applications, benefits, drawbacks
CPVC: applications, benefits, drawbacks

Best Practices for Cast Iron Pipe
Fittings: applications, options, benefits, drawbacks
Supports: applications, options, benefits, drawbacks
Cast iron versus plastic plumbing systems: pros and cons

Common Plumbing Violations
Solving problems that arise in rough-in inspections
Resolving problems in water/sewer inspections
Resolving issues in ground plumbing inspections


 Webinar Instructions

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

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 North Carolina. 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.

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|HSWs (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).


Matt Love

Matt Love is the Chief Building Code Official for Cabarrus County Construction Standards in North Carolina. Mr. Love obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technologies with a concentration in Community and Regional Planning from Appalachian State University. Mr. Love is also a Licensed General Contractor. Mr. Love currently holds a Level III Standard Certificate in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical and Level I Standard Fire Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Mr. Love teaches Building and Plumbing I, II and III Standard Courses to North Carolina Building Inspectors as well as Continuing Education Courses for the North Carolina Building Inspectors’ Association. Matt is currently on the Executive Board of the North Carolina Building Inspectors’ Association as the president-elect while also serves on the Education Committee as the co-chair and Site-Development Committee.

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: North Carolina Best Practices in Plumbing Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course for design professionals identifies, explains and evaluates best practices in plumbing design and construction while utilizing the North Carolina Plumbing Code and North Carolina Residential Code as references and resources. The course will focus on fixture counts, best practices for pipes, fittings, and cast iron pipes, as well as common plumbing violations.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize the North Carolina Plumbing Code and the North Carolina Residential code as references and resources to guide them in the design and construction of plumbing systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and adopt best practices for pipes and fittings, including the appropriate utilization of different materials such as ABS, PEX, PVS, and CPVC.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and adopt best practices related to cast iron pipe, including appropriate use of fittings, supports, and cast iron versus plastic.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to interpret, calculate and satisfy the requirement for the number of fixtures.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify and resolve common plumbing violations, including problems related to water/sewer inspections and ground plumbing inspections.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.


Familiarity with plumbing mechanics and basic design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/08/2025

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00