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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.

S P E A K E R S

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 Hudgison
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
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
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
0.1
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
0.1
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

Panelists:
Nick Hill: New Zealand and Australia; Mohamed Amer: Dubai;
Verne Emmanuel: Caribbean;
Tom Phoenix
0.15
Day 2
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
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
0.15
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
0.1
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
n/a
Day 3
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
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
0.1
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
0.1
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Digital Codes Demo

Joan O'Neil
Traci Deese
Daniel Janousek
n/a
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
0.1
Day 4
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
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
0.1
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
0.1
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Oracle

Oracle
n/a
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
0.1
Day 5
Sponsored by ISO
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
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
0.1
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)
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ICC Learn Live

Registration is Open!

Register by October 30th for best availability!

Registration is Open!

Register by October 30th for best availability!

 

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.

Thank you to our sponsors





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Message to our Members

Message to our Members from the CEO and President
As I announced in early May, the International Code Council Board of Directors decided not to hold an Annual Conference, Expo, and Annual Business Meeting (ABM) in 2020 given the health concerns for large gatherings, a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall, and declining budgets for many building safety departments. Last week the Board met and clarified some of the details, including:
  • There will be no officer or board elections this year. All current board member terms will be extended one year. Elections will resume at the 2021 ABM only for those seats that would have been up for election in 2020.
  • No bylaw amendments or resolutions will be considered until the 2021 ABM.
  • Honorary member nominations for 2020 will be evaluated and recommended by the Honorary Members Committee this year, but the member ratification process will not occur until the 2021 ABM.
  • The Major Jurisdiction Committee, Membership Council, and Past Presiding Officers Council fall in-person meetings will not take place. The officer terms for these councils and committees will be extended one year until the 2021 Annual Conference. These groups may continue to meet virtually.
  • The Chapter Presidents and Regional Chapter fall in-person meetings will not take place. These groups may continue to meet virtually.
  • Most of the 2020 awards will be issued this year and the awardees will be recognized virtually. The exceptions – the President’s Award, William J. Tangye Staff Award, Global Award, and Innovation in Code Administration Award – are on hold until the 2021 Annual Conference.
The Code Council Annual Conference is an event I always enjoy, and I will greatly miss seeing many of you this year. But, safety must come first. I am hopeful that we’ll be back together again in the fall of 2021, and I look forward to getting together then.
 
COVID-19 continues to impact our industry significantly. I encourage you to check out the Code Council’s Coronavirus Response Center, which offers relevant information for building safety professionals to understand the impact the pandemic has had on the industry. This center has news and resources, free webinars, and tips for going virtual, as well as information on reopening. The Code Council has compiled a guide of safety precautions and considerations for businesses looking to resume in-office activities. Click here for details.
 
Also not to be missed is the latest episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast on COVID-19 and safety practices for reopening buildings. The Code Council’s Vice President of Innovation Ryan Colker speaks with Chief Executive Officer of the Building Owners and Managers Association Henry Chamberlain and Assistant Director of the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention Sam Palmer.
 
I know this continues to be a difficult time for many in the industry. The Code Council is here to help you in any way we can. Please contact us at customersuccess@iccsafe.org or 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 0, with any questions.

Respectfully,

 
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Greg Wheeler, CBO
President
Code Council Board of Directors
 
 

Messages to Our Members

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Periodic Updates to our Members from the Code Council

In an effort to keep our membership informed about urgent updates from the Code Council,we send out periodic messages in real time. See the list of recent news that has been distributed below.

Annual Conference Update

Message to our Members from the CEO and President

For the past ten years, the Chief Executive Officer, staff and Board of Directors have worked hard to put the International Code Council in a strong position to withstand external factors that could impact the association. The association has built a resilient family of solutions for the building safety community. Even during these tough times, there are many things to celebrate, including the 40th anniversary of Building Safety Month. For an overview of what the Code Council accomplished last year, view our 2019 annual report.

COVID-19 is greater than anything that could have been anticipated, but we are happy to report that we are continuing to serve our members and clients with the products and services they need to keep our communities safe. Our visionary planning and preparations have allowed us to pivot to working remotely without interruption in our services.We are confident that your association and our industry will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer our annual conference survey. The responses were extremely helpful as the Board of Directors contemplated the best path forward given the current climate. After much discussion and deliberation, the Board has decided not to hold a Code Council Annual Conference, Expo, and Annual Business Meeting in 2020.  Given the health concerns for large gatherings, a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall, and declining budgets for many building safety departments, the Board felt this was the best decision for keeping our members and staff safe.

We know that many of you rely on our conference for your annual training needs. We are exploring ways to expand our virtual educational offerings. This month we are running a series of free webinars for Building Safety Month on disaster preparedness, water efficiency, the effects of COVID-19 on our industry, and deck safety. We hope you can join us.

If you haven't already, please visit our Coronavirus Response Center, which has the information you need to navigate the pandemic. As many communities begin to reopen, we encourage you to check out the article, Considerations for reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together we are making a difference in the built environment and in the safety of our communities worldwide. Thank you for your continued support of the Code Council and our important building safety mission.

Please contact our Customer Success Center team at customersuccess@iccsafe.org or 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 0, with any questions.

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Greg Wheeler, CBO
President
Code Council Board of Directors

Important Updates

ICC  Members & Chapters: Important Update

The International Code Council is looking at potentially postponing the Annual Conference & Expo in October. There are a lot of considerations, including a concern for the health of our members and employees. We’d like to know if you anticipate being able to attend if the fall conference goes forward as planned. Please take this short survey to help inform our decision.

Share your input

Upcoming Deadlines
Here are some important deadlines coming up in the next couple months at the Code Council.

Building Safety Month


Building Safety Month begins on May 1. Safety in the built environment is an essential component of maintaining public health, making Building Safety Month more relevant now than ever. We hope that you will join us in supporting this important campaign. #BuildingSafety365
 
Please note: If you would like to help raise public awareness of building safety and its role in keeping our communities prepared and healthy, there is still time to become a sponsor.
 

Please contact us at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) ext. 0 or customersuccess@iccsafe.org if you have questions.