Introduction to the International Building Code
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Code history

   Development of the code

   Code Update Process / Changes in 2015 Edition

   IBC Chapter 34 changed to Existing Building Code

   Code Administration and Enforcement – Chapter 1

   Code Terminology and Definitions – Chapter 2

Building Planning with the IBC
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

   Classification of structures – Chapter 3

      • Classification of structures based upon usage and occupancy

   Occupancy and special uses – Chapter 4

      • Special requirements for structures based upon their structure classification type

   General building heights and areas – Chapter 5

      • Building height limitations and surrounding area modification limitations

   Types of construction – Chapter 6

      • Construction classification and related fire-resistance rating requirements

IBC Means of Egress and Accessibility
Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Means of egress – Chapter 10

      • Sizing, illumination and accessibility of means of egress

   The ADA and IBC working together – Chapter 11

      • Accessible routes, accessible entrances, 
         parking/passenger loading and special occupancies

      • ICC 117.1-2009

IBC Construction Techniques, Fire Protection and Special Systems
Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

   Fire resistance-rated construction – Chapters 7 and 8

   Fire protection systems – Chapter 9

   Building components – Chapters 12 – 15 

      • Interior finishes – Chapter 8

      • Exterior walls

      • Roof assemblies

   Structural design, special inspections, and testing – Chapters 16 – 18

   Construction – Chapters 19 – 26

      • Soils and foundations

      • Concrete

      • Aluminum

      • Masonry

      • Steel

      • Wood

      • Glass and glazing

      • Gypsum board, plaster and stucco

      • Plastic

   Building services and special systems – Chapters 26 – 34

      • Electrical

      • Mechanical

      • Plumbing elevators and conveying

      • Right-of-way encroachments

      • Job site safety

      • “Existing building code”

   Referenced standards – Chapter 35 

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Reid Gerritsen

Construction Project Manager/Code Consultant at Gerritsen Inspection Services, LLC

 With over 30 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Gerritsen provides professional construction code consulting, plan reviews, and inspection services. He has served as a Building Official for the cities of Bluffdale, Centerville, Holladay, Tooele, and as planning / construction director for master planned communities in Tooele and Draper, Utah. In addition to consulting, Mr. Gerritsen continues to share his experience with others through seminars, discussions, and webinars. Mr. Gerritsen has always promoted building code development and education, including serving as the founding president of the Bonneville Chapter of the International Code Council 1993-1994, and on the Board of Directors 1994-1995. Mr. Gerritsen earned his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.B.A. degree from Western Governors University.  

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to the International Building Code

Introduction to the International Building Code

April 27, 2017 Webinar Reid Gerritsen
Building Planning with the IBC

Building Planning with the IBC

April 27, 2017 Webinar Reid Gerritsen
IBC Means of Egress and Accessibility

IBC Means of Egress and Accessibility

April 28, 2017 Webinar Reid Gerritsen