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8:00 – 8:30 am CST
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 pm CST

Presented by Adam P. Wallen

Development and Enforcement
of International Residential Code in Illinois
History of the International Residential Code 2015 (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of 2015 International Residential Code in IL
Use of the ICC Code series in Illinois

Chapter 1 and 2
Scope and administration

Building Planning and Shell Construction
Design criteria and alternatives provisions
Live loads and dead loads
Wind effects, story height and protection of openings
Seismic, floods, storms and drainage provisions
Soils and foundations
Garages and carports
Framing; (non)bearing walls, floors, ceiling, and roofs
Roof assemblies

Life Safety Systems
Ingress, egress; doors, windows, stairways and ceiling heights
Fire-resistant construction
Automatic sprinkler systems
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Wall coverings, glazing and ventilation

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Climate classifications
Building thermal envelope
Insulation and fenestration

Services and loads
Grounding and bonding
Circuits, AFCI and outlets

Services and fixtures
Drain and venting
Sump and ejector pits

Design factors
Types of systems
Appliance installation and exhaust

Fuel gas
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Safety measures

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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
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject
to preapproval in Illinois.

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

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

The International Code Council has approved this event 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).


Adam Wallen

McHenry County Planning & Development Department
Mr. Wallen is the building division manager and building enforcement officer for the McHenry County Planning & Development Department. He is a registered architect in the State of Illinois who focuses on residential and light commercial work throughout Northern Illinois. Mr. Wallen is an adjunct instructor at McHenry County College where he teaches classes on building information modeling (BIM) and the creation of construction documents using REVIT. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council and earned his B.S. degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 International Residential Code in Illinois

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the development and enforcement of the International Residential Code, its adoption in Illinois, building planning and shell construction, life safety, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential shell design and construction for ingress, egress, stairways, emergency egress and rescue openings, fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection, walls, roof assemblies, and foundations

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems, including appliance installation and exhaust systems, ventilation, fuel gas systems, plumbing fixtures, backflow preventers, fire sprinkler systems, electrical grounding, and electrical outlets.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential shell design and construction for wind effects, seismic activity, snow loads, live loads, and floods, storms and drainage.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential energy efficiency, including insulation and fenestration, the thermal envelope, and lighting.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/14/2023

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $299.00