The International Residential Code in Illinois
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Presented by Adam P. Wallen
Development and Enforcement
of International Residential Code in Illinois
History of the International Residential Code 2015 (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of 2015 International Residential Code in IL
Use of the ICC Code series in Illinois
Chapter 1 and 2
Scope and administration
Building Planning and Shell Construction
Design criteria and alternatives provisions
Live loads and dead loads
Wind effects, story height and protection of openings
Seismic, floods, storms and drainage provisions
Soils and foundations
Garages and carports
Framing; (non)bearing walls, floors, ceiling, and roofs
Life Safety Systems
Ingress, egress; doors, windows, stairways and ceiling heights
Automatic sprinkler systems
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Wall coverings, glazing and ventilation
Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)
Building thermal envelope
Insulation and fenestration
Services and loads
Grounding and bonding
Circuits, AFCI and outlets
Services and fixtures
Drain and venting
Sump and ejector pits
Types of systems
Appliance installation and exhaust
Fuel gas systems and appliances
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
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International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)
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McHenry County Planning & Development Department
Mr. Wallen is the building division manager and building enforcement officer for the McHenry County Planning & Development Department. He is a registered architect in the State of Illinois who focuses on residential and light commercial work throughout Northern Illinois. Mr. Wallen is an adjunct instructor at McHenry County College where he teaches classes on building information modeling (BIM) and the creation of construction documents using REVIT. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council and earned his B.S. degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Course Title: The International Residential Code in Illinois
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the development and enforcement of the International Residential Code, its adoption in Illinois, building planning and shell construction, life safety, energy efficiency, and mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential shell design and construction for ingress, egress, stairways, emergency egress and rescue openings, fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection, walls, roof assemblies, and foundations
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems, including appliance installation and exhaust systems, ventilation, fuel gas systems, plumbing fixtures, backflow preventers, fire sprinkler systems, electrical grounding, and electrical outlets.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential shell design and construction for wind effects, seismic activity, snow loads, live loads, and floods, storms and drainage.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with IRC provisions for residential energy efficiency, including insulation and fenestration, the thermal envelope, and lighting.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/14/2023
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