2021 International Existing Building Code: An Introduction and Massachusetts Proposed Amendments
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Friday, September 30, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)
Working with the International Existing Building Code 2021
International Existing Building Code adoption by state and local governments
Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
Highlights of the 2021 Code
Chapter 1: scope and administration
Chapter 2: definitions
Chapter 3: administration, general compliance, storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections.
Chapter 4: Repairs, Ch. 5, International Residential Code
Appendix J, and Ch. 6
• Prescriptive compliance method
• Fire escapes
• Windows and emergency escape openings
• Change of occupancy
• Historic buildings
International Residential Code appendix J
• Before we meet: preliminary meeting, investigation and evaluation
• Referenced standards
Chapters 7-9: Alterations
Alterations levels 1, 2 and 3
Ch. 5 International Energy Efficiency Codes residential and commercial
Chapter 10: Change of Occupancy
Special use and occupancy
Change of occupancy classification
Chapter 11: Additions
Heights and areas
Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
Moved or relocated buildings
Performance compliance methods
Ch. A5 Referenced Standards
Hermathy’s 10 rules
Guidelines of archaic construction
What’s known so far for Mass in the 2021?
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
0.7 CEUs (Building)
*not required in Massachusetts
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Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO
Mr. McWhite is a graduate of Vincennes University. He has served as an inspector and plans examiner in Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, and Indiana. He has served on the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Licensing exam rewriting committee to help transition the exam from the 2009 to the 2015 International Codes, as a member of the International Code Council’s IPMC / IZC Code Development Committee, and as member of the ICC Building Membership Council. Mr. McWhite has earned a combined 21 Certifications from SBCCI (Legacy Code) and ICC including Housing Code Official, Building Code Specialist, Plumbing Code Specialist, Certified Building Official, and is currently 2 certifications away from Master Code Professional.
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Course Title: 2021 International Existing Building Code: An Introduction and Massachusetts Proposed Amendments
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines provisions and compliance standards in Chapters 1-16 of the 2021 version of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and Massachusetts proposed amendments.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to to explain which buildings/projects to which the IEBC applies, and they will be able to identify and discuss the changes in the 2021 Code.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections for existing buildings, and they will be able to determine prescriptive compliance methods for additions, alterations, fire escapes, windows and emergency escape openings, and historic buildings.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the three levels of alterations for existing buildings, and they will be able to reference structural and plumbing requirements in instances of change of occupancy.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for additions to existing buildings, including heights, areas, and structural requirements.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/25/2025
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