Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 – 5:00 pm
A Brief History of Modern Code Development
Code Development Process
Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
Requirements for permitting
Chapter 2 – Definitions (selected terms)
Chapter 3 – Occupancy Classification and Use
Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy (Summary Only)
Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas
Building height and area determination
What happened to Table 503?
Calculating permitted increases in area
Mixed use and occupancy
Chapter 6 – Types of Construction
Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features
Fire separation distance and exterior walls
Fire barriers and fire partitions
Smoke barriers and smoke partitions
Chapter 9 – Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
Chapters 11, 16, 17 and 34
Special Inspections and Tests
6.5 HSW CE Units
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education units to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including New Hampshire. Educators and course are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5.LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmnoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Jerry TepeJRT-AIA Architect
Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Concord, New Hampshire
Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.
Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.
In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.
Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.
AIA Provider Statement:
HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: 2015 International Building Code.
Delivery Method: Live
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the 2015 International Building Code Chapters 1-7, 9-11, 16-17, and 34 covering scope and administration, definitions, occupancy classifications, general building heights and areas, fire and smoke protection, egress, and accessibility.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss select IBC definitions and provisions for occupancy classification and use, as these classifications, which protect occupants and users, primarily for fire protection.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with 2015 IBC provisions for building heights and areas, based on the type of construction and occupancies and use, so as to protect from structural failure and fire risk.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with 2015 IBC provisions for fire and smoke protection features, including fire separation distance and exterior walls, fire walls, fire and smoke barriers and partitions, and fire protection and life safety systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with 2015 IBC provisions for means of egress, accessibility, structural design, special inspections and existing buildings.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/03/2022
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