2018 IRC Essentials Seminar

This 6-hour seminar examines basic concepts of the 2018 International Residential Code® (IRC®). These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IRC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. This course will also help the code user to correctly locate code requirements. It will also provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code as well as to begin to develop a procedure for applying them.

Single Family Homes from Application to Occupancy Seminar

Construction of single-family, detached homes is quite a process. From planning to application to execution to inspection, there are many steps along the way. Like a dance, a beautiful performance comes from smooth steps timed by everyone in the group. Mutual understanding and respect for each professional involved and a good grasp of the choreography helps ensure no one trips up. Learn the steps of building a new home in this brand new class. No formal wear required!

Residential Building Inspector Webinar Series: Building Planning Part I

This is a single topic within a webinar series which will provide an overview of the basic concepts of the International Residential Code® (IRC®). These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IRC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. This course will also help the code user to correctly locate code requirements. It will also provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code as well as to begin to develop a procedure for applying them. This particular webinar will give an overview of Chapter 3 of the IRC. Participants will have a better understanding of the building planning concepts that are covered in Chapter 3 of the IRC.

2018 IRC Significant Changes Seminar

The goal of this seminar is to familiarize building officials, fire officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, contractors, and others in the construction industry with many of the important changes in the 2018 International Residential Code® (IRC®). The major changes from the 2015 IRC to the 2018 IRC will be presented. Participants will discuss the changes, reasons for the changes, and take part in knowledge review activities. Information presented will allow participants to apply these new code requirements to design, plan review, and/or inspection. The seminar uses the publication, Significant Changes to the International Residential Code®, 2018 Edition.
This training is offered in Chicago, IL or by Virtual Training.

Frequently Misunderstood Wind Provisions Webinar

This seminar will focus on wind provisions of ASCE 7/ IBC that are frequently misunderstood or incorrectly applied, including building enclosure classification, torsional wind design, and wind load analysis methods. It will also highlight areas where the code does not offer guidance on frequently encountered situations, including solar/ PV and canopy wind loads. Lastly, this webinar will focus on ASCE 7-10 and look to the future of wind design.

Post-Tensioned Concrete Construction and Observation Issues Webinar

The webinar will focus on the construction of elevated post-tensioned slabs, beams and foundation systems focusing on field issues that often arise which may affect the performance of the structure. The layout of the strands and the interaction of the tendons with the penetrations required by the plumber, electrician and other trades will be covered. The webinar will primarily consist of construction photographs to highlight what an engineer should look for during an observation and what can occur if corrective measures are not taken. A working knowledge of post-tensioned concrete design is not required.

CFS Shear Wall Design Examples and Solutions Webinar

The seminar will provide examples of cold-formed steel (CFS) shear wall design that highlight common mistakes and emphasize smart design. In addition to explaining specific detailing requirements for lateral resistance of (CFS) framed structures, examples of shear wall designs using several of the methodologies available using AISI S213 and AISI S240: North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems will be presented.

Garage Systems with Wind and Earthquake Forces

This webinar will cover functional code requirements and occupancy considerations as well as the structural system requirements for parking structures. System design details that are distinct to parking garages will be covered.

Masonry Shear Wall Design by Strength Design

This web seminar will cover the design of masonry shear walls using the strength design method. The seminar will primarily focus on design of shear walls in accordance with the 2013 TMS 402 Code, and the effects of changes in the 2013 TMS 402 Code will be examined. Advantages of strength design vs. allowable stress design will be shown. Provisions for special reinforced masonry shear walls will also be discussed and the benefits and advantages of using this system will be highlighted. Maximum reinforcement provisions will be covered in detail. The shear friction provisions that were added in the 2016 TMS 402 code will also be presented.

Understanding the Principles and Procedures Behind ASCE 41

The Standard for seismic retrofit and evaluation of existing buildings, ASCE/SEI 41, is required for the evaluation of all federal buildings as well as seismically vulnerable buildings targeted by some recently passed California ordinances. Although the Standard appears foreign to some design professionals used to the prescriptive force-based procedures developed for new building design, ASCE 41 provides clarification for many questions a design professional is confronted with in evaluating existing non-ductile buildings. This presentation highlights important issues with existing building evaluation not appropriately addressed by new building code. It then steps through the principles of using the ASCE 41 procedures and provides context for the various analysis sections.