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

Presented by:
Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO

Working with the International Existing Building Code 2015
International Existing Building Code 2015 as adopted in the
Massachusetts State Building Code, 9th Edition
Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities

Chapters 1-3
Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
Chapter 2: Definitions
Chapter 3: Administration
General compliance, storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections.

Chapter 4: Repairs, Chapter 5, International Residential Code Appendix J, and Chapter 6
Chapter 5:
• Prescriptive compliance method
• Additions
• Alterations
• Fire escapes
• Windows and emergency escape openings
• Change of occupancy
• Historic buildings
International Residential Code appendix J
• Before we meet: preliminary meeting, investigation and evaluation
• Definitions
• Compliance
• Repair
• Renovation
• Alterations
• Reconstruction
• Referenced standards

Chapters 7-9: Alterations
Alterations levels 1, 2 and 3
Ch. 5 international energy efficiency codes residential and commercial

Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy
Special use and occupancy
Change of occupancy classification

Chapter 11: Additions
Heights and areas
Structural requirements

Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
Construction safeguards
Referenced Standards
Historic buildings
Moved or relocated buildings
Performance compliance methods
Appendix A1
Appendix A2
Appendix A3
Appendix A4
Ch. A5 Referenced Standards
Resource A
Hermathy’s 10 rules
Guidelines of archaic construction

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in Massachusetts.

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, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Christopher Mcwhite

Municipal Code Consulting, LLC

Principal, Chief Building Plans Examiner at Municipal Code Consulting, LLC
Mr. McWhite is from Indiana and a graduate of Vincennes University. He is an accomplished building inspector and plans examiner, with 20 years of experience in public and non-profit code enforcement and inspections. Mr. McWhite has served as an inspector and plans examiner in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana. He has served on the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing exam rewriting committee to help transition the exam from the 2009 to the 2015 International Codes, as a member of the International Code Council’s IPMC/IZC Code Development Committee, and as member of the ICC Building Membership Council and most recently its Nominating Committee. Mr. McWhite also currently serves as an ICC Governmental voting member representing Region 6. He has earned a combined 21 Certifications from SBCCI (Legacy Code) and ICC including Housing Code Official, Building Code Specialist, Plumbing Code Specialist, Certified Building Official, and is currently 2 certifications away from Master Code Professional.

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: The 2015 Existing Building Code of Massachusetts

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) in Massachusetts and which buildings it to, the scope and administration of the Code, provisions for storm shelter, accessibility, CO protections, additions alterations, fire escapes, windows, emergency escape openings, change of occupancy, , additions, historic and moved buildings, and compliance methods.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the IEBC prescriptive compliance method for additions, alterations, fire escapes, windows, emergency escape openings, and change of occupancy for existing buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss compliance standards for the International Residential Code appendix J for repairs, renovations, alterations, reconstruction and repairs

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for change of occupancy, including for for special use and occupancy, structural changes, plumbing and classifications, and they will be able to reference and comply with requirements for addition heights and areas, and structural requirements for additions.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss performance compliance standards and methods for historic, moved and relocated buildings.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Ability to reference, interpret and comply with building codes.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/27/2024

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: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

HalfMoon will mail you these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

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