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ICC Learn Live Speakers

Learn Live Speakers

ICC is proud to work with these knowledgable individuals who are making a difference in the built environment.

K E Y N O T E   S P E A K E R

Eric “Doc” Wright

Eric “Doc” Wright, PhD, is a veteran, business philosopher, founder of Vets2PM, LLC and its PDU University, co-founder of the 501(c)3 Veteran Project Management Mentor Alliance, Author of Amazon #1 Best Sellers Game Changers and 101 Lessons Learned Helping Military Veterans Achieve Meaningful, Lucrative Post-Service Careers, and multi-topic Keynote speaker.

His work has helped thousands of military veterans, managers, contractors, and government personnel achieve meaningful, lucrative post-service careers! In fact, Vets2PM is the 2019 Department of Labor Gold Award Winner for its veteran hiring initiatives! You can find him as docwright2012 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or at www.vets2pm.com/blog.


Regional Director of Operations, ICC MENA, International Code Council Dubai Office

Mike Bouse is the current Program Manager for the Building Department/Fire Prevention Department/Third-Party Providers Accreditation Program for the International Accreditation Service (IAS).

Michelle Britt

John Delesandro supervises the licensing and training of New Jersey’s code enforcement officials, a role he’s held for over 20 years. The NJ system of licensing and certification requires college-level training and examination on the discipline-specific ICC codes, as well as a rigorous system of continuing education to maintain each license or certification.

Over the past 20 years, John has overseen the creation of several new certification programs and the development of new curriculum to obtain a license in NJ, as well as spearhead the creation of online learning to maintain licenses/certifications. John is a certified public manager and trainer in addition to being a volunteer firefighter and actively involved in serving the fire service in the state in various roles. Additionally, John has been a member of the ICC’s Professional Development Council (PDC) since 2014 and has served as the Chair of the Education Committee for ICC since 2017.

Mahmut Ekenel, Ph.D., PE, FACI is a Senior Staff Engineer at ICC Evaluation Service. He received his MS in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and his PhD in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T University, where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher. His research interests include fiber-reinforced polymer and fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix strengthening of structures, fiber-reinforced concrete, concrete mixture optimization, and anchorage to concrete. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Ohio.

Director, Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and CROSQ Board Representative for Building Codes Development & Implementation

Dwayne Garriss
Gary Gauthier

Dr. S. K. Ghosh heads the consultancy, S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC, Palatine, IL, a member of the ICC Family of Solutions.

Dr. Ghosh has influenced seismic design provisions in the United States for many years. In addition to authoring many publications in the area of structural design, Dr. Ghosh has investigated and reported on structural performance in most recent earthquakes. He is currently leading a World Bank project on building code enforcement in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr. Ghosh is an Honorary Member of ACI, and is a Fellow of ASCE, SEI, and PCI. He is a member of ACI Committee 318, Standard Building Code, the ASCE 7 Standard Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures), and the Board of Governors of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute.

John is the Technical Manager/ Education and an Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty- five (45) other certifications, including thirty- six (36) from the ICC. Having earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Delaware, he has also studied Architecture at Georgia Tech and completed courses in Emergency Management and Fire Prevention at the National Emergency Training Center.

Formerly the Director of the Department of Permits and Inspections for Frederick County Maryland, he is an ICC Honorary Member, has served on the ICC- Evaluations Services (ICC- ES) Board of Directors, the ICC Code Correlating Committee, the Board of Directors for BOCA International, Inc., Maryland’s Governor’s Smart Code Strategy Group, Chaired the ICC Board for International Professional Standards and is an Honorary Member and Past President of the Maryland Building Officials Association.

He currently teaches ICC administrative, building, residential, existing building, permit technician, property maintenance, zoning, green building, fire, wildland/urban interface, energy courses, and is a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010.

Chief Executive, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand

John (JC) Hudgison is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He advanced his education by attending and graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture & Design (B. Arch), and is scheduled to attain a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Troy University in 2022. JC is currently the Construction Services Center Manager and Chief Building Official for the City of Tampa, FL. Prior to working for the City of Tampa, John worked for the Columbus Consolidated Government in Columbus GA and John I Rivers Associates as an Architecture Intern.

John has more than 13 years of experience in the fields of architecture, building code, construction, and construction management. In the ten years of service to the Columbus Consolidated Government, he managed numerous projects including new public buildings, streetscape improvements, and a wide range of renovation and rehab projects at various scale. JC has also demonstrated keen skills at introducing innovative processes to improve service delivery to the public. JC has progressively taken on new roles and responsibilities at the department and tackled numerous special projects spanning other service areas of the City. Most recently, JC served as Director of Building Inspections and Code Enforcement where he directed the plan review and inspections program relative to the construction as well as Property Maintenance and Special Enforcement Divisions.

Steven Jones

Contour Crafting, President and CEO

Kimberly Paarlberg is a Senior Staff Architect in Technical Services with the International Code Council (ICC). Her experience with ICC includes work in the plan review and code development departments with responsibilities for code development, providing code interpretations, instructing technical seminars and authoring and reviewing instruction materials, code commentary and publication articles. Kimberly serves as code development secretary for the IBC Means of Egress/Accessibility and IBC and IRC Structural committees. She is ICC representative for development of the referenced technical standard, ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.” Kimberly is the staff for the ICC Health Care Committee (HCC) and the Building Code Action Committee (BCAC). She is also secretariat for the ICC 300 - Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating and Grandstands, and the ICC 500 - Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.

Sam Palmer is the Assistant Director at Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau in Clark County, Nevada. Sam is a Professional Engineer in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and a CEM in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan.

Principal, CPL Architects & Engineers and ASHRAE Presidential Member

José Roig has been a public servant for the City of Austin since 2007. Currently, serving as the Interim Director for the Austin Code Department (ACD) where he provides strategic oversight and leadership to the department.

Cecilia Sevilla

Shawn Strausbaugh has served over 20 years as a Municipal Code Official and Building Code Official in both PA and VA jurisdictions, before joining the International Code Council (ICC) in March of 2018. During his tenure as a Code Official Shawn served as the Chair of the ICC Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee (PMGCAC) on the inaugural Committee and as a general member on his second term. Previously while employed with Arlington County, VA Inspection Service Division as a construction plan reviewer and plan review supervisor, Shawn served as chair of the code change committee for the Virginia Plumbing & Mechanical Inspectors Association, Virginia Building Code Officials Association and ICC Region VII which covers the states of DE, MD, NJ, WV, VA, PA and the District of Columbia. Shawn has served on several ICC code development committees as a general member and chairperson.

Beth Tubbs is a Senior Staff Engineer with the International Code Council (ICC) Codes and Standards Development department. She has been with the ICC since 1995, and in her current role has active involvement in a wide variety of activities including code development and support and representing ICC in various committees both on a national and international level including the IFSS and Inter-jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC). She is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Society. She is also currently the staff secretariat to several ICC committees including the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code, and ICC Performance Code. In addition, she is currently the lead staff on the ICC Fire Code Action Committee which has been dealing with topics such as exterior wall finishes/cladding and energy storage systems. She holds a professional fire protection engineering license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of California.

Dave Walls is the Vice President of Business Support Initiatives for the International Code Council (ICC), overseeing initiatives relating to the development of support products and materials related to sustainability, as well as domestic and international business development activities.

Prior to joining ICC, Dave served as the Executive Director of the California Building Standards Commission, which oversees the adoption and publication of the California Building Standards Codes. He successfully directed the development of CALGreen in 2010.

Judy Zakreski

Contour Crafting, Senior Research And Development Engineer


ICC Learn Live Schedule

Learn Live Schedule

The online training format includes AM and PM sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are noted with each session where they are available. Click on the title below to see full description.

Day 1
11 am – Noon EST

A review of the most critical changes in the 2021 IBC structural chapters including special inspection and structural observation provisions. This presentation highlights a number of the new or revised sections and their implications on the design, plan review and inspection of buildings and structures, including information on referenced standards that have been updated to a new edition.

S. K. Ghosh
Noon – 1 pm EST

This presentation will cover the best practices for building departments of all sizes. In this course, we’ll focus on recognized best practices (as well as noteworthy practices currently being tested) in the areas of plan review, inspections, permitting, management/administration, legal, customer service, and information technology. These best practices have been collected by the ICC Major Jurisdictions Committee and IAS Building Department Accreditation Program.

Sam Palmer
Mike Bouse
José Roig
3 pm – 4:30 pm EST

A group of distinguished international panelists will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the building safety industry throughout the world. Topics will include economic impact, best practices and pandemic strategy.

Facilitator: Judy Zakreski

Nick Hill: New Zealand and Australia; Mohamed Amer: Dubai;
Verne Emmanuel: Caribbean;
Tom Phoenix
Day 2
11 am – 12:30 pm EST

The Code Council will debut significant changes to be released in the 2021 International Building Codes. Get a sneak peak of the updated IBC, IRC, IFC and IPC, and get a head start on your building safety peers!

2021 IBC: Kim Paarlberg
2021 IRC: John Gibson
2021 IFC: Beth Tubbs
2021 IPC: Shawn Strausbaugh
3 pm – 4 pm EST

After the morning sneak peak, choose between the IBC, IRC, IFC and IPC break out sessions to go deeper with a code-expert! This networking session will give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss 2021 code changes.

2021 IBC: Kim Paarlberg
2021 IRC: John Gibson
2021 IFC: Beth Tubbs
2021 IPC: Shawn Strausbaugh
4 pm – 5 pm EST

Join ICC and attendees for a Virtual Happy Hour during a presentation of the 2020 Code Council Awards.

Karla Higgs
Day 3
Sponsored by Inspected
11 am – Noon EST

COVID-19 has forced every industry to adapt to a virtual world. This session will provide tips and tricks to help you thrive in the new environment, including: virtual meeting management, online learning time management and engagement.

John Delesandro
Noon – 1 pm EST

Earlier this year, the Code Council released Recommended Practices for Virtual Inspections. This overview will include suggestions for implementing an effective and consistent RVI program and how to assist AHJs in adapting readily available technologies in their own inspection program.

Dave Walls
Steve Jones
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Digital Codes Demo

Joan O'Neil
Traci Deese
Daniel Janousek
2 pm – 3 pm EST

ICC Evaluation Service will introduce and answer your questions about the 3D printing revolution! What is it? How is it used in the building safety world? How can you use it? What is the future of 3D printing?

Mahmut Ekenel
Dr. Berok Khoshnevis
Babak Zareiyan
Day 4
Sponsored by State Farm
11 am – Noon EST

The session will explore drivers, issues and code related provisions for energy storage, including fuel cells battery systems and PV installations. Current energy storage drivers including increased use of onsite renewables and grid modernization and stability will be covered. Issues associated with fires safety, hazardous materials will be addressed from a fire engineering perspective, and finally an overview of how the I-Codes address energy storage including the International Fire Code and International Building Code, and key standards.

Michelle Britt
Noon – 1 pm EST

Opportunites for a successful career in building safety are increasing every day. Find out about the industry need for new professionals and hear about our panel's experience in joining the building safety industry.

Dwayne Garriss
Cecilia Sevilla
John Hudgison
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Oracle

3 pm – 4 pm EST

Follow up for a Q&A Panel with our Career in Building Safety speakers to hear about the evolution of the building safety industry: past, present and future!

Dwayne Garriss
Cecilia Sevilla
John Hudgison
Day 5
Sponsored by ISO
11 am – Noon EST

The 2021 International Plumbing Code Methods of Venting will provide an in depth look at venting methods prescribed within the 2021 IPC. This toolbox of venting options provides a multitude of ways to properly design and install sanitary waste and vent systems with safe and cost effective venting methods. This overview will also assist with the design requirements and the installation practices related to 2021 IPC compliant sanitary waste and venting methods.

Gary Gauthier
Noon – 12:45 pm EST

Join us for a conversation with Eric "Doc" Wright, Founder & CEO of Vets2PM, LLC, and Amazon #1 Best Seller, as he shares his experience as a Veteran entering a new career. A dynamic, guided virtual networking session will follow our keynote address.

Doc (Eric Wright)


Deceased Members and Colleagues

The list below includes Code Council members and colleagues who have passed away since the completion of the 2019 Resolution honoring deceased members. The list will be updated as needed and will be included on the next Resolution available for ratification.

If you know of someone who should be included on this list, please send the name and location to khiggs@iccsafe.org.

David Allen,
Tomball, TX

Randy Bowman,
Fairfax County, VA

Brian Campbell,
International Code Council

Neal A Caraway,
Marion, IA

Jay Carlson, 
Punta Gorda, FL

Charles "Chip" Case,
Augusta, GA

Russell Chambers,
Marietta, GA

Bertram Cook,
Mansfield, MA

James Cranford,
Wichita, KS

Richard D’Imperio,
Greece, NY

Dan Harkin,
Algonquin, IL

John Johnson,
St. John, NB, Canada

Glenn Lauritsen,
South River, NJ

Chris Lee,
Myrtle Beach, SC

Thomas Malloch,
Georgetown Co., SC

John McCann,
Lenexa, KS

Billy Middleton,
Loxley, AL

Paul J Moriarty,
Hanover, MA

Paul Morin,
Hopkinton, NH

Jack Peacock,
NYS Dept of State

Charlie Peebles,
Duncanville, TX

John Johnson,
St. John, NB, Canada

Dick Platt,
Southern Tier BOA

Gerald Rose,
Biloxi, MS

Joseph Benjamin Roy, Jr.,
Clayton, DE

Jim W. Sealy, FAIA,
Lancaster, TX

Charles Taylor,
Wilson, NC

Jack Williams,
Madison Heights, OH

ICC Learn Live

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A comprehensive 5-day Online Education Event

Join your fellow professionals and the International Code Council for a virtual experience where you can earn valuable CEUs.

The format includes AM and PM sessions with daily and weekly participation options available. Topics discussing the latest in building safety will include:

  • Industry global impact of COVID-19
  • Remote Virtual inspections
  • A sneak peek at 2021 I-Code® changes
  • An introduction to 3D printing technologies and techniques
  • Exploring career options in the building safety industry
  • Also, partake in networking and panel discussions
  • In recognition of Veterans Day, we ask that you join us on Friday, November 13th for an inspiring guest speaker

Keynote Speaker Announced

Eric “Doc” Wright

Doc Wright is the Founder & CEO of Vets2PM, LLC, and Amazon #1 Best Seller, with expertise in financial and project management, accounting, leadership, adult instruction, and PMP® exam application completion and audit defense. Eric is dedicated to helping Military Veterans profoundly change their lives through project management, entrepreneurship, and AI.

Doc served active duty during the Gulf War Era in the U.S. Navy and Post-911 as a federalized California National Guardsman. His project portfolio includes several enterprise-wide financial system upgrades, multiple accredited curricula, retail and customer service delivery, audits, and human capital projects.

He has also held many academic leadership and faculty positions and is the Treasurer of the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses.

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Global Resiliency

Global Resiliency Dialogue

Buildings and people are facing increasingly severe natural hazards caused by extreme weather.
This increased risk is felt by countries around the world.
International collaboration can lead to deeper understanding and better outcomes.

Building code developers/researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have launched the Global Resiliency Dialogue, a joint initiative to inform the development of building codes that draw on both building science and climate science to improve the resilience of buildings and communities to intensifying risks from weather-related natural hazards.

The Findings on Changing Risk and Building Codes statement outlines the work to be undertaken by the members of the Global Resiliency Dialogue, including:

  • Identifying strategies for the identification of future risks and the development of building code solutions that support adaptation to those risks
  • Cooperating on the development of international building resilience guidelines and further exploration of the relationship with land use planning instruments that help determine the location of buildings
  • Supporting research initiatives to better understand climate science, to assist in aligning expectations for building durability and resilience with the projection of future hazards
  • Developing and deploying messages and resources that enhance understanding of building codes, support a common understanding of risk and communicate the importance of up-to-date building codes
  • Advancing risk and impact analysis to recognize the multiple economic and social benefits provided by resilience investments and the desirability of alternative approaches that fully capture the benefits and costs provided by the building codes

Get Involved!

  • Join the initiative by signing on as an endorsing organization (public sector or NGO) or a supporting private sector business.

Building Code Development/Research Organization Signatories

Endorsing Organizations

Private Sector Business Supporters

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