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Christopher McWhite, CBO, HCO
Working with the International Existing Building Code 2015
International Existing Building Code 2015 as adopted in the
Massachusetts State Building Code, 9th Edition
Existing building stock: challenges and opportunities
Chapter 1: Scope and Administration
Chapter 2: Definitions
Chapter 3: Administration
General compliance, storm shelters, accessibility, and CO protections.
Chapter 4: Repairs, Chapter 5, International Residential Code Appendix J, and Chapter 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
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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
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in Massachusetts.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
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Christopher McwhiteMunicipal Code Consulting, LLC
Principal, Chief Building Plans Examiner at Municipal Code Consulting, LLC
Mr. McWhite is from Indiana and a graduate of Vincennes University. He is an accomplished building inspector and plans examiner, with 20 years of experience in public and non-profit code enforcement and inspections. Mr. McWhite 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 and most recently its Nominating Committee. Mr. McWhite also currently serves as an ICC Governmental voting member representing Region 6. He 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: The 2015 Existing Building Code of Massachusetts
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) in Massachusetts and which buildings it to, the scope and administration of the Code, provisions for storm shelter, accessibility, CO protections, additions alterations, fire escapes, windows, emergency escape openings, change of occupancy, , additions, historic and moved buildings, and compliance methods.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the IEBC prescriptive compliance method for additions, alterations, fire escapes, windows, emergency escape openings, and change of occupancy for existing buildings.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss compliance standards for the International Residential Code appendix J for repairs, renovations, alterations, reconstruction and repairs
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IEBC provisions for change of occupancy, including for for special use and occupancy, structural changes, plumbing and classifications, and they will be able to reference and comply with requirements for addition heights and areas, and structural requirements for additions.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss performance compliance standards and methods for historic, moved and relocated buildings.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Ability to reference, interpret and comply with building codes.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/27/2024
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