Special Inspections under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)
James D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP
Overview of Special Inspections under International Building Code
General program guidelines under International Building Code (IBC)
Special inspector qualifications
Testing and inspection agency accreditation
Forms, schedules and agreements
Soil and Foundation Inspections
Existing soil conditions
Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections
Concrete reinforcement, placement, testing and inspection
Curing concrete, hot- and cold-weather concrete
Pre-stressed and precast concrete
Masonry inspection frequency and material test methods
Mortar, grout, unit placement and reinforcement
Pre-engineered metal buildings
Wood, Cold-Formed Steel, Wind and Seismic Design
AWC and AISI publication references in Code
Wood and CFS material standards, fasteners and connections
Lateral framing inspection practices
Seismic resistance/isolation systems
Exterior Insulation/Finishes and Fire Resistance/Smoke Control
Exterior insulation and finish systems
Fire resistant materials and sprayed fire-resistive material
Material Standards and Load Tests
Design strength of materials and alternative test procedures
In-situ load tests
Pre-construction load tests
Ethics, Non-Conformances and Final Reports
Inspector authority, conflicts and “soft skills”
Discrepancy documentation, tracking and resolution
Final report, required documentation and distribution
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSWs
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)
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James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP
Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
James D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee, where he currently serves as co-chair of the Thermal Bridging Working Group. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Mr. D’Aloisio has performed structural condition reviews of over 15 million square feet of buildings and has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 400 times.
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Course Title: Special Inspections under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour course will cover what design professionals need to know about participating in the IBC Chapter 17 special inspections process, and will include information on recent updates to codes and standards that intersect with IBC Chapter 17.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the general program guidelines under the International Building Code, as well as all applicable forms, schedules, agreements and reports related to special inspections.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to engage in soil and foundation (shallow and deep) inspections by analyzing and considering existing soil conditions.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define requirements for structural steel construction inspections and verify the safety and efficacy of welded and bolted connections between structural steel components.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to engage in the inspection of exterior insulation, finishes, fire resistant materials and smoke control.
Learning Objective 5:
Learner will be able to utilize in-situ load tests and pre-construction load tests and review the design strength of materials.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with construction materials, construction techniques, and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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