In 2015, the International Code Council approved a change to remove the provisions related to existing buildings (Chapter 34) in the International Building Code (IBC) and relocated all the requirements for repair, renovations and alterations into the International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The webinar will provide building owners with insight into how the IEBC is structured and the three options available for renovating an existing building (prescriptive, performance and work area methods). Unlike the IBC, the building owner and designer determine which of the three methods they will choose to follow on a given project.

Seminar Objectives
  • Explain the differences between the Prescriptive, Work Area and Performance compliance methods.
  • Clarify when additions, alterations and change of occupancies must comply with the provisions for new construction.
  • Discuss the guiding principles used to develop the existing building code requirements.
  • Learn how to apply the existing building code to future building improvements.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
September 15, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
BOMA Codes Webinar

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, Director/Chief Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide, that he assisted in founding in 2001. With over 39 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Mr. Chwedyk’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), BOMA/Chicago and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He currently serves on the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee.



Steve Orlowski, Director, Codes & Standards, BOMA International

Steve Orlowski recently joined BOMA International as Director, Codes and Standards. He serves as the organization’s "point person" on issues related to building codes, industry standards, and best practices guidelines.

Prior to joining BOMA, Steve was a Director of Codes and Standards with the National Association of Home Builders where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to resolve key issues that impacted the home building industry. He established working relationships and reciprocal lines of communication between NAHB and other national associations, regulatory agencies and standard developing organizations. Steve has served on several technical committees with the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council and ASTM. Prior to joining the home builders, Steve served as a code official with the City of Rockville, performing commercial and residential plan review and field inspection.

BOMA, the Building Owners and Managers Association International, represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.

Individual topic purchase: Selected
BOMI International
Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.00
CMCP: 1.00
BOMA Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$0.00