International Residential Code 2021
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)
Jared Agee, MCP, CBO
Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code 2021
History of the International Residential Code 2021 (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of 2021 IRC
Overview of 2021 code changes, including changes to:
Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)
Alternative provisions and design criteria
Wind effects and protection of openings
Story height and live loads
Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Garages and carports
Ingress, egress and stairways
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Wood and wood-based products
Floods, storms and drainage
Soils and foundations
Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering
Fireplaces and chimneys
Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Building thermal envelope
Permanent energy certificate
Insulation and fenestration
Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems –
Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and National Electrical Code (NEC)
Appliance installation and exhaust systems
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
Fire sprinkler systems
Electrical system grounding
Intersystem bonding termination
Pools, spas and hot tubs
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
International Residential Code 2021
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.
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Jared Agee, MCP CBODivision Director of Building and Code Enforcement for St. Charles County, Missouri
Mr. Agee is the director of Building and Code Enforcement for St. Charles County, Missouri. Previously, he worked in urban and suburban municipal governments managing building code enforcement, facilities, and information technology. Prior to his public sector positions, Mr. Agee worked in the construction industry in design and project management.
He has an undergraduate degree in Architectural and Mechanical Design and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. As a Master Code Professional, Mr. Agee is one of approximately 800 people to obtain the highest level of certification from the International Code Council. He currently holds a total of 28 certifications in building, energy, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and accessibility areas.
Mr. Agee is a former president of the Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI). In addition, he founded Regimen Consulting LLC, which provides code training and technology consultation to various organizations across the country.
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Course Title: International Residential Code 2021
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the development and enforcement of the International Residential Code (IRC) and major changes for IRC 2021, provisions for building planning, fire resistance requirements, shell construction, and energy efficiency and building systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe significant changes in this latest version of the International Residential Code.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to create a sample building for which they will be able to demonstrate code compliance competence, starting with building planning and shell construction.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to demonstrate their compliance competence in accordance with IRC 2021 provisions for fire resistance, including light, ventilation, minimum room sizes and ceiling heights, egress, windows, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and residential accessibility.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to demonstrate their compliance competence in accordance with IRC 2021 provisions for energy efficiency and building systems, including insulation, fenestration, weather resistive and air barriers, vapor retarders, exhaust and ventilation, venting and ducting, mechanical systems, water heater, and electrical systems.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with coder referencing, interpretation, and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/10/2023
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