Fast-paced presentations on the latest technology
The Building Safety & Design Expo Education Pavilions will feature focused, fast-paced presentations on technical and non-technical topics, including information on the latest construction techniques, as well as the latest advances in technology, building products and applications.
Here’s a sampling of some informative presentations by top presenters:
Lessons learned from the 2017 hurricanes: A technical evaluation of building performance and the impact of code adoption and enforcement
In response to natural disasters caused by events such as floods and hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency deploys its Mitigation Assessment Teams to learn whether actions, other than those involved in designing and constructing buildings, were successful in minimizing damages from natural hazards. Most recently, teams were sent to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Construction as an anti-terrorism technology
Learn about a recently approved Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, which when deployed during the construction of a project can insulate the owner, designer and builder from liability associated with a terrorist attack that involves a conflagration.
Understanding performance-based design: What code officials should (need to?) know
Get an overview of the performance-based design review process, the role of the authority having jurisdiction, and tools available to the code official. Specifically, the approaches outlined in the ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities and the SFPE Guide to Performance-Based Design will be covered.
Top 10 things to know about the 2018 IgCC
Learn how the recently published 2018 IgCC provides a whole systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings that result in better indoor environments, lower impact on natural resources, reduced carbon emissions and improved walkability.
Trends, analysis and studies of building code enforcement efforts across the nation
Gain a better understanding of national trends in building code enforcement, department financing, staffing and workload, and be able to compare individual departments to the national trends to discover how they are progressing compared to their peers.
Frost protected shallow foundations
Learn about proper insulation methods and concerns in the field along with insulation installation.
Impact of preservative treated wood changes on the building codes, industry standards and evaluation reports… what it means to you
Take a detailed look at the major changes that recently occurred within the American Wood Preservation Association, which is a reference standard to both the International Building and Residential Codes, and the impact the changes have with respect to the building codes and construction.
Residential building inspection: A step-by-step guide
Gain a better understanding of residential building construction from an expert with many years of experience in project management, inspections and training those entering the field.
First timers | companions orientation
First-time attendees are encouraged to attend the First Timers’ Orientation to learn about important conference events and meet others who are new to the ICC Annual Conference. All companions are encouraged to attend the Companions Orientation to get important details regarding schedules, meeting locations and tour information.
Flood proofing products and systems
Roof framing requirements in the 2018 IRC
The requirements for wood roof framing were reorganized and re-written for the 2018 International Residential Code. This class will review the reorganization and explain the prescriptive requirements for wood-framed roof framing.
Preventing fire spread in external cavities
Learn how the spread of fire in external cavities can be prevented by looking at traditional methods and the method of using intumescent materials, which improves the performance of the building envelope and a proven method of preventing fire spread.
Raising the profile of permit technicians
Discover the value of permit technicians and how raising the profile, and increasing the training and involvement of permit technicians, will provide exceptional returns on investment. Explore examples of how recognizing permit technicians and involving them on committees and boards can lead to increased membership, increased success of both regional and local ICC chapters and increased utilization of exceptional talents across multiple generations.
Utilizing federal programs and mutual aid assistance for post-disaster code enforcement
Get the tools, resources, and funding utilized by the U.S. Virgin Islands building department to obtain manpower from the United States mainland through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact system to overcome the enormous workload caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Learn how to strengthen code enforcement capabilities, promote building code compliance, and realize safer and stronger rebuilding standards through updated building code adoption.
Experience the improved ICC online digital library
Learn how to make ICC’s online digital library work for you in the office and on the job site, and how to make your interactions with the code books more engaging. You’ll learn how to use the title listings which allow access to digital building codes and supplemental materials from anywhere, and the subscription (premiumACCESS) platform which offers additional interactive features including adding notes directly into the code, exporting reports of your classified content, concurrent access and more.
Smart smoke alarms and new UL testing standard for safety and performance
Get an overview of the latest safety and performance requirements for new “smart” smoke alarms. Learn how these changes will incorporate the latest technologies that are expected to be in the marketplace in 2019 and how smart smoke alarms will enhance safety in residential occupancies.
Building high performance organizations, leadership and entrepreneurship for small- and medium-size businesses
Discover several of the most innovative and successful strategies being implemented today by entrepreneurs across many business sectors to maximize profitability as well as the efficient use of time and resources to create high-performance organizations.
Build winning code professional teams
Building code professionals seek opportunities to develop their leadership skills and abilities. Discuss the role of supervisors, managers and industry experts in today’s workplace, including managing daily processes, providing staff leadership and successful approaches to coaching individuals and teams, as well as the values of highly effective leaders.
Seismic design provisions updates by the Building Seismic Safety Council
Learn about the development process of NEHRP Provisions, the related NEHRP Provisions publication, supporting materials, and training sessions, and discussion on the latest topics being investigated by the Provisions Update Committee and Project 17 Committee under the 2020 cycle. A focus will be given on the efforts to update the basis for development of a next-generation seismic design value map, looking at many fundamental issues such as acceptable risk, stabilizing map values, and redefining seismic design category.
How to start and maintain a high school technical training program and college technical training program
Discover how to introduce the ICC’s technical training program to your local technical high school and college. Learn the time a code official may have to commit to starting and mentoring a program and the benefits a local and regional code organization can expect. Examples of various programs started by code officials across the country will be highlighted. In many jurisdictions this program will provide an opportunity to grow local students into the next building safety inspector.
Hail, asphalt shingles and underlayments
Learn the latest research on hailstone characteristics (field-collected information and laboratory research), collaboration of the IBHS Research Center with roofing industry and product manufacturers, and an overview of roofing underlayments (application and standards.
Water-resistive barriers, air barriers and vapor retarders
Water-resistive barriers, air barriers and vapor retarders are all materials that are critical to the durability and energy efficiency of buildings. The functionality of these materials and how they are integrated together in building assemblies are often misunderstood. This presentation will define water-resistive barriers, air barrier and vapor retarders and review common materials used for these functional layers. Code requirements for water-resistive barriers will be reviewed. The presentation will also describe how these materials work together with wall assemblies.
With more than 20 classes to choose from, find the right one for you. Education Pavilion participants will receive ICC continuing education units (CEUs) that can be used toward ICC certification renewal.