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Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA
A Brief History of Modern Code Development
Code development process
Effective use of the IBC
Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
Requirements for permitting
Chapter 3 – Occupancy Classification and Use
Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas
Building height and area determination
Calculating permitted increases in height and area
Mixed use and occupancy
Chapter 6 – Types of Construction
Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features
Fire barriers and fire partitions
Smoke barriers and smoke partitions
Chapter 8 – Interior Finishes
Chapter 9 – Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
Chapters 11, 16, 17 and 34
Special inspections and tests
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in all states.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area
of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
Jerry R. Tepe
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.
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Course Title: International Building Code 2021
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the 2021 International Building Code Chapters 1, 3-11, 16, 17 and 29, which includes provisions for the scope and administration of the Code, occupancy classifications, special requirements based on use and occupancy, building heights and areas, fire and smoke protection, interior finishes, fire protection and life safety systems, accessibility, structural design, special inspections and tests, and plumbing systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for occupancy classifications and use along with their special detailed requirements.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for types of construction, building heights and areas, mixed use and occupancy.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for fire and smoke protection features, including exterior walls, fire barriers and partitions, smoke barriers and partitions, horizontal assemblies, and fire protection, and life safety systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with identify and comply with 2021 IBC provisions for accessibility, structural design, special inspections and tests, and plumbing systems.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/29/2023
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