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ICC Learn Live Speakers – 2021 Spring

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S P E A K E R S

Karl Aittaniemi

Director, Stakeholder Engagement & Management, Construction Research Centre, National Research Council of Canada.

Steve has been in the Code industry since 1972. He started as a Secretary/Permit Tech and Residential Plans Examiner and then later worked as a Building Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, Senior Plans Examiner, Senior Building Inspector, Assistant Building Official, Chief Building Official and Code Consultant.

Steve is certified in the following areas: Certified Building Official, LEED A.P., Certified Code Official, Permit Technician, Code Specialist, Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Accessibility/Usability Specialist, One-and two-family Electrical Inspector and Fire Inspector II.

William Clayton is a consultant with Colorado Code Consulting since 2015. He was a Builder/Designer from 1974 to 1991; Code Consultant, Plans Examiner, Inspector, and Instructor, and also worked for three different jurisdictions from 1991 to 2015: Chief Building Official for City of Lakewood, Colorado from 2007 to 2015, Plans Examiner for City of Westminster 1996 to 2007, Inspector Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, and City of Westminster, CO, 1991 to 1996. He was a past member of the IBC General Committee for the 2015 code cycle, ICC/IEBC Committee for the 2009 and 2012 code cycles, and member of the Colorado Chapter of the ICC Code Change Committee since 1999.

Ryan is the Code Council’s Vice President of Innovation. Colker works to identify emerging issues in the building industry, including how new technologies can be leveraged by codes and standards, methods to modernize the application of building regulations, and the development of new business strategies that support members and building safety professionals. He also serves as executive director of the Alliance for National and Community Resilience.

Jeffrey J. Cook is a renewable energy market and policy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has been on staff at NREL since 2014, and focuses on state and local policy, permitting, resilience, technology cost reduction, and distributed energy resource aggregation. He is currently the project leader for NREL's Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform. He also received his PhD in political science from Colorado State University in 2017, where he was an instructor of environmental and public policy courses. He received his Master of Science in environmental science and policy from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 2012.

Dan Foster

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.

Howard Herndon has over forty-years of expertise in various fields of the electrical industry including thorough knowledge of electrical systems design, short circuit, coordination, arc-flash studies and equipment field testing. In addition, Howard has extensive experience working with distribution equipment manufacturers. With extensive experience in electrical distribution equipment testing, inspection, repair, codes and standards, Howard’s experience also includes working with Intertek (ETL) on equipment manufacturing, equipment modifications, and control panel NRTL listings.

Howard instructs seminars related to electrical theory, application, and electrical safety as well as electrical system compliance with national codes and standards including the NEC, NFPA70B and NFPA70E. Howard has served on the Board of Directors of International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI-Southern Nevada Chapter) since 2001. He has held the positions of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, has written articles for IAEI Magazine and serves on the Education committee, both planning and teaching electrical educational programs.

Greg Karow is currently a building code specialist for Inspectron Inc, a contract inspection and consulting firm. Previous career paths included Staff Instructor with the International Code Council and with the State of Minnesota Codes and Standards Division. Greg has instructed in a Building Inspection Technology program at a local community college. Greg is a certified building official in Minnesota and holds ICC certifications as a Certified Building Official, ICC Plans Examiner, ICC Building Inspector and ICC Building Code Specialist.

Glenn Mathewson began his construction career in 1996 as a laborer and carpenter’s apprentice. In 2005, he became a building, plumbing and mechanical inspector for the City of Westminster, Colorado, where for the next 13 years, he worked as an inspector and plan reviewer and earned his Master Code Professional Certification from ICC. In 2012, he started BuildingCodeCollege.com, an ICC- and AIA-approved online school. Glenn has authored over 100 technical articles in publications such as “Professional Deck Builder,” “The Journal of Light Construction,” “Fine Homebuilding” and “The Building Safety Journal,” as well as ICC’s book, Deck Construction Based on the 2009 International Residential Code and a 2nd edition based on the 2021.

In 2011, he became Technical Advisor to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), where he assists the association with code-related initiatives and the development of the Master Deck Professional-Codes Certification. He represented the decking industry in the ICC code development process for the creation of many of the deck provisions in the 2015 and 2021 editions of the International Residential Code. He is a professional speaker and educator in residential codes, with audiences ranging from contractors to building officials at both public and private events.

President, The Mozingo Code Group, LLC.  In addition to being a plans analyst and inspector for jurisdictions, Shaunna takes great pride in assisting jurisdictions, in the U.S. and Internationally, in adopting their newer Building and Energy Codes and providing education on their adopted codes. She does this by taking part in the code development process at the national level, participating on ICC’s code development committees and attending all the code hearings, as well as hosting collaboration meetings for national stakeholders to gain consensus on important code issues. Shaunna consults and teaches on all the family of I-codes but is best known for her work in Energy Codes. She has served as a building inspector for the China and U.S. Solar Decathlon Competitions and co-authored the “2018 Energy Code Essentials” for the ICC.

Shaunna has been awarded the Department of Energy’s Jeffrey A Johnson Award, ICC and IMT’s Standard Bearer’s Award, and Southwest Energy Efficiency Project’s Leadership in Energy Codes Award, all for her work in the advancement of building Energy Codes and performance. She is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of ICC and is the Co-Chair of the Colorado Chapter’s Education Committee.

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.

Samuel Palmer is the Assistant Director for the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has oversight responsibilities for both the building and fire prevention aspects of permitting, plans check, engineering, inspections, public response and code compliance issues for all occupied structures in Clark County. The Department currently consists of about 250 staff including engineers, inspectors and administrative staff. Clark County encompasses approximately 7,600 square miles and has a population over 2,000,000, growing by another 200,000-300,000 visitors on weekends and holidays.

Jim Cika

James (Tim) T. Ryan CBO, is the Executive Director of the International Association of Building Officials. He served the City of Overland Park, Kansas for almost 40 years in the Building Safety Division as a field inspector, plans examiner, field supervisor and as Code Administrator from 1998 until 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and Technology from Pittsburg State University and is certified in 15 separate categories of building code administration and management. Tim served on the BOCA Board of Directors, including as President of the Board; and on the ICC Board of Directors. He is serving as a presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences; as appointed by President Obama. He is the only building official ever appointed to a position by a setting President of the United States. He is an experienced training instructor and public speaker. He serves on the ICC Codes and Standards Council, Code Correlation Committee and as a moderator for ICC’s code development hearings.

CEO of the Australian Building Codes Board

Kevin Scott is President of KH Scott & Associates LLC providing fire and life safety consulting, plan review, code interpretation and application, and training. Kevin has extensive experience in the development of fire safety, building safety and hazardous materials regulations. Kevin has actively worked for over 35 years in the development of fire code, building code and fire safety regulations at the local, state, national and international levels. Kevin previously worked as a Senior Regional Manager with the International Code Council, and before that, he was Deputy Chief for the Kern County Fire Department, California, where he worked for 30 years. He has developed and presented many seminars on a variety of technical subjects including means of egress, high-piled combustible storage, hazardous materials, and plan review and inspection practices. He has authored or co-authored over ten books including the 2021 Fire Code Essentials and Significant Changes to the 2021 International Fire Code.

John “Buddy” Showalter is the Code Council’s Senior Staff Engineer in the Product Development department. For the past nine years, Showalter worked at the American Wood Council (AWC) and served as Vice President of Technology Transfer. There, he oversaw the implementation and organization of AWC’s technology transfer program after its internal reorganization in 1995. He also was responsible for overseeing publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media.

Gary Anthony Gauthier, a director of Government Relations PMG Technical Resources for the International Code Council, is responsible for developing, coordinating, directing and implementing programs to ensure the successful completion of the team’s goals and objectives as they apply to the International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), and related services and programs of the International Code Council.

David A. Tompos, LEED AP BC+D, is president and CEO of NTA and has the responsibility of the overall strategic vision and direction of the company. He also oversees all government relations, which includes NTA’s involvement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state agencies.

Judy Zakreski is the vice president of Global Services for the International Code Council, leading the consolidation of the global activities of the Code Council’s business units and subsidiaries under a united strategy to capitalize on synergies and achieve growth. Zakreski also engages with the U.S. government and other associations on matters of trade policy.

Prior to joining the Code Council in April 2018, Zakreski founded and operated China Trade Strategies, a boutique consulting company providing bi-cultural expertise in the healthcare and trade finance industries for Chinese and Western companies.

 
 

ICC Learn Live Schedule – 2021 Spring

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Day 1
Monday, April 19 – Building Safety Industry Updates
Time
Title
Speaker(s)
CEUs
10 am – 11 am ET

An overview of the offsite construction industry and the innovation trends that are impacting the industry.

Ryan Colker and David Tompos
0.1
11 am – Noon ET

An introduction to Cannabis and the Codes, including an overview of Occupancy groups, Building & Fire code concerns and where to find the applicable code information.

William Clayton
0.1
Noon – 1 pm ET

Over the past year, the Code Council released Recommended Practices for Online Services. This session will provide an overview of suggestions for implementing RVI, electronic plan review, online permitting and other online programs within your jurisdiction or company.

Dave Walls
Jay Elbettar
Phil Grankowski
0.1
3 pm – 4 pm ET

A broad overview explaining ICC standards: ICC 300, 400 and 500.

Karl Aittaniemi
0.1
4 pm – 5 pm ET

Learn about new technologies making an impact on the building safety industry.

Sam Palmer
0.1
Day 2
Tuesday, April 20 – Leadership and Support
Time
Title
Speaker(s)
CEUs
10 am – 11:00 am ET

Overview of code enforcement for permit tech professionals. Get the latest update on important skills required to excel as a permit technician.

Steve Burger
0.1
11 am – Noon ET

Leadership skills are some of the most sought out skills needed at every level of management. Review leadership skills for building safety professionals to enhance image and gain support from your communities.

Tim Ryan
0.1
Noon – 1 pm ET

Gives a thorough understanding of the latest protocols in Electrical Safety by providing a roadmap for success.

Howard Herndon
0.1
3 pm – 4 pm ET

Learn some of the best communication strategies for building code officials. Provides the most effectively communication tools and techniques that can utilized in critical situations.

Greg Karow
0.1
4 pm – 5 pm ET

Join building code professionals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States for a discussion about the Global Resiliency Dialogue - a joint international initiative to inform the development of building codes to improve the resilience of buildings and communities to intensifying risks from weather-related natural hazards.

Judy Zakreski
Neil Savery
Marianne Armstrong
0.1
Day 3
Wednesday, April 21 – Building Safety Industry Trends
Time
Title
Speaker(s)
CEUs
10 am – 11 am ET

Provides an overview and latest updates of provisions for mass timber construction.

Buddy Showalter
0.1
11 am – Noon ET

Water safety in and around swimming pools and spas is paramount! Whether constructing a new residential or commercial swimming pool or spa or altering an existing aquatic venue the 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) provides the necessary design requirement to ensure water safety in relevance to these aquatic venues. With this presentation we will cover the layers of protection provided within the 2021 ISPSC further reinforcing the water safety provisions. These layers of protection include barriers, entrapment avoidance, minimum diving envelopes and other related minimum design safety requirements that are contained within the 2021 ISPSC. In many areas aquatic venues will be opening for their seasonal debut which also should include a review of the layers of protection to verify these minimum safety features are functioning as originally designed.

Gary Gauthier
0.1
Noon – 1 pm ET

Discover SolarAPP+: how it transforms permitting, benefits of adoption, and impacts on inspections.

Jeff Cook – SolarAPP
0.1
3 pm – 4 pm ET

An overview of the significant changes to ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

S. K. Ghosh
0.1
4 pm – 5 pm ET

Review the assortment of IRC codes that can apply to decks, subjects of the chapters are administration, the existing structure, materials, ledgers, decking, joists, beams, posts, foundations, lateral loads, stairways, guards, handrails, amenities and more.

Glenn Matthewson
0.1
Day 4
Thursday, April 22 – 2021 I-Code Significant Changes
Time
Title
Speaker(s)
CEUs
10 am – 11 am ET

Learn about the significant changes within the 2021 International Building Code. Discuss the code change requirements to design, plan submittals and/or inspection.

Kim Paarlberg
0.1
11 am – Noon ET

Learn about the significant changes within the 2021 International Residential Code. Changes to building, energy, mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing and electrical requirements will be discussed.

John Gibson
0.1
Noon – 1 pm ET

Learn about the significant changes within the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code. Discuss the changes in code requirements from the 2018 to the 2021.

Shaunna Mozingo
0.1
3 pm – 4 pm ET

Learn about the significant changes within the 2021 International Fire Code. Discuss revised design, plan review and inspection requirements.

Kevin Scott
0.1
4 pm – 5 pm ET

Learn about the significant changes within the 2021 International Plumbing Code. Discuss the code requirements to maintain the health and safety of the community.

Jim Cika
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Day 1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Video

Facilitator: Judy Zakreski

Panelists:
Nick Hill: New Zealand and Australia; Mohamed Amer: Dubai;
Verne Emmanuel: Caribbean;
Tom Phoenix
0.15
Day 2
Time
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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!
IBC Presentation PDF
IBC Video
IRC Presentation PDF
IRC Video
IFC Presentation PDF
IFC Video
IPC Presentation PDF
IPC Video

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.
IBC Video
IRC Video
IFC Video
IPC Video

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.
Video

Karla Higgs
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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.
Presentation PDF
Video

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.
Presentation PDF
Video

Dave Walls
Steve Jones
0.1
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Digital Codes Demo
Video

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?
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Mahmut Ekenel
Dr. Berok Khoshnevis
Babak Zareiyan
0.1
Day 4
Sponsored by State Farm
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
11 am – Noon EST

This session will explore how the demand for emerging technologies can impact fire safety, and the role of codes. Emerging environmental needs, and policy drivers resulting in increased demand for energy storage will first be discussed followed by a presentation on a fire incident associated with an Energy Storage System installation in Surprise, Arizona. Such installations are becoming more popular with increasing use of renewable energy. The case study will discuss the need for codes and standards to respond to the fire safety needs for successful implementation of new and emerging technologies. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
Presentation PDF
Video

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.
Presentation PDF
Video

Dwayne Garriss
Cecilia Sevilla
John Hudgison
0.1
1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Lunch and Learn: Oracle

Oracle
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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!
Presentation PDF
Video

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.
Video

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.
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Doc (Eric Wright)
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ICC Learn Live Speakers

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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.

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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
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
Sponsored by State Farm
Time
Title
Speakers
CEUs
11 am – Noon EST

This session will explore how the demand for emerging technologies can impact fire safety, and the role of codes. Emerging environmental needs, and policy drivers resulting in increased demand for energy storage will first be discussed followed by a presentation on a fire incident associated with an Energy Storage System installation in Surprise, Arizona. Such installations are becoming more popular with increasing use of renewable energy. The case study will discuss the need for codes and standards to respond to the fire safety needs for successful implementation of new and emerging technologies. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

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)
0.15