2018 IFC 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 Fire Code® (IFC®). The major changes from the 2015 IFC to the 2018 IFC 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 Fire Code, 2018 Edition.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM OPTION NOW AVAILABLE This event is part of the Learning Center`s new “virtual classroom“ series! You now have the option of attending this event in-person, or remotely! The virtual classroom is an accessible alternative to obtaining quality, “live“ instruction without the need to travel at all! That`s right! This class will be held at a Virtual Training Room facility, allowing you the option of attending the classroom event (at the facility itself), or attend the same training via live web-cast. The “virtual classroom“ allows you to attend live training events from the comfort of your own home or office.

Legal Aspects of Code Administration Seminar

Provides code officials with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of codes with regard to enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. In this course participants will discuss historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building construction and materials, and learn how to interpret and applying local government, state and federal legislative laws, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of a building code. Participants will also be able to define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code and establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals. By using the guidelines presented in the course, participants will learn how to effectively testify in a court of law.

Take this course in Chicago, IL or in our Virtual Classroom.

Code Enforcement Webinar Series: Mental Illness and Code Enforcement

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US suffer from mental illness and the numbers increase when it comes to serious mental illness. Many times code enforcement officers are tasked with inspections where they may come across an individual that may suffer some sort of mental illness and the approach to these situations are vital in keeping the code officer safe. On the flipside, it is also important to understand how to protect the code enforcement officer from PTSD as a result of traumatic events as related to code enforcement. This class will discuss Mental Health tactics in the field, as well as mental health tactics for the Code Enforcement Officer.

2018 IBC Means of Egress Seminar

This seminar addresses numerous provisions in the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) where the code contains requirements pertaining to establishing a means of egress in buildings.The course is intended to help plan reviewer or building code officials responsible for plan review identify those areas where plan review will include compliance with the IBC. During this training, participants will listen to lecture and view examples, as well as discuss sections of the IBC that pertain to means of egress. They will participate in activities that involve a set of plans.

2018 IPC Webinar Series: Chapters 11–14

This webinar series will provide an overview of the basic principles of IPC Design, Installation and Inspection. Participants will be better able to understand and apply concepts required to safely and efficiently design, install and inspect plumbing systems in accordance with the 2018 International Plumbing Code®. This particular webinar will give an overview of Chapters Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen and Fourteen of the International Plumbing Code. The participant will have a better understanding of the design, installation and inspection principles of Storm Drainage, Special Piping and Storage Systems, Nonpotable Water Systems, Subsurface Landscape Irrigation Systems in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. This particular webinar will give an overview of Chapters 11 – 14 of the IPC. Participants will have a better understanding of the building planning concepts that are covered in Chapters 11 – 14 of the IPC.

2018 PMG Significant Changes Seminar

This seminar introduces participants to the major changes from the 2015 IPC, IMC and IFGC to the 2018 IPC, IMC and IFGC. 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.

Take this training in Edison, NJ or in our Virtual Training Classroom.

Plan Review Institute

This institute will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a plan review referencing the 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC®) and the structural and nonstructural provisions of the International Building Code® (IBC®). At this five-day institute, you will learn to effectively perform structural and nonstructural and residential plan reviews. You will also learn to increase your efficiency in determining if a given set of plans and specifications complies with the applicable 2015 International Codes® (I-Codes®). A step-by-step process to perform specific plan reviews and receive detailed checklists to accurately review plans for code-compliant buildings will be presented. The first two days will focus on performing a residential plan review. Day three will focus on performing a structural plan review. Days four and five will focus on performing a nonstructural plan review. Each participant will receive all necessary reference materials.

2018 IPC Webinar Series: Chapters 9 and 10

This webinar series will provide an overview of the basic principles of IPC Design, Installation and Inspection. Participants will be better able to understand and apply concepts required to safely and efficiently design, install and inspect plumbing systems in accordance with the 2018 International Plumbing Code® (IPC®). This particular webinar will give an overview of Chapters Nine and Ten of the International Plumbing Code. The participant will have a better understanding of the design, installation and inspection principles of Vents and Traps and Inceptors and Separators in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. This particular webinar will give an overview of Chapters 9 and 10 of the IPC. Participants will have a better understanding of the building planning concepts that are covered in Chapters 9 and 10 of the IPC.

Design of Post-Tensioned Diaphragms Webinar

The webinar will cover the design of post-tensioned diaphragms highlighting the benefits of precompression to reduce or eliminate additional drag and chord reinforcement. A discussion of how concrete diaphragms should be model will be presented and how a traditional steel or wood diaphragm approach does not apply to a concrete membrane. Construction photographs and details will be shown to clarify the design intent.

ASCE 7–16 Snow Load Provisions Webinar

This web seminar presents a 17-step procedure for determination of roof snow loads in accordance with ASCE 7-16 provisions. The step-by-step procedure covers balanced, unbalanced, minimum, drift, sliding and partial snow loads, as well as rain-on-snow and ice dam surcharge loads. The web seminar will concentrate on the proper application of the provisions – the “what and how”. The theory (the “why”) will be discussed briefly. Roof geometries specifically covered by the ASCE 7 provisions will be discussed and an example will be presented. Additionally there will be three Q & A periods.