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Seminar description

This program will explore and evaluate the different code compliance paths for addressing multiple occupancies in buildings. Those attending will understand how and when to apply the different code compliance methods and how to clearly describe the selected compliance path on drawings. 

Learning objectives

  1. Explain the issues and concerns of mixed occupancies in buildings.
  2. Identify the different code compliance methods for addressing mixed occupancies.
  3. Explain how and when to apply the different code compliance methods.
  4. Examine how to clearly describe the selected compliance path on drawings.


C. Scott Anderson, AIA, CBO, is the building plan review supervisor for the City of Minneapolis. First licensed as an architect in California in 1989, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects in several states, including schools and universities, government facilities, churches, apartment buildings, restaurants, and car dealerships. Scott’s longtime interest in code development and compliance led him to join the City of Minneapolis as a plans examiner in 2012. Scott is a licensed architect, an ICC-certified plans examiner, and ICC- and Minnesota-certified building official. He also serves on the ICC Code Interpretation Committee and is the AIA Minnesota representative to the Governor’s Council on Fire Prevention and Control. 

Gerhard Guth, AIA, has over 35 years in the architecture profession. Since 2002, he has held the title of certified building official, therein offering code guidance specialization for all architectural and engineering staff, most recently at HGA. He is the former co-chair of the AIA Minnesota Building Codes Knowledge Community and currently serves as the appointed licensed architect on the Minnesota Construction Codes Advisory Council. 

Moderator Rachael Spires, AIA, CDT, CCS, LEED AP, is a code analyst whose two decades of experience spans the spectrum of healthcare, from ambulatory and tertiary spaces to mental healthcare centers, as well as highly specialized research spaces with demanding clean room specifications. Working at the intersection of design and functionality, she analyzes both operability and design intent of a space to elevate its safety and enhance patient and staff satisfaction. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in architecture. 


AIA members $50
Non-members $65

Continuing education credit

This program has been approved for 1.5 AIA HSW LU Hours.


  • Complete registration and payment
  • You will then receive a confirmation email with the link and password to access the webinar 
  • View the 1.5-hour webinar and then complete the ten-question quiz (must score 70% or above for credit)
  • Within 48 business hours you will receive a certificate of completion and/or credits will be recorded to your AIA member transcript


Contact Deanna Christiansen or Angie McKinley.