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2018 IBC TRAINING: CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS TYPES

posted Nov 7, 2019, 5:17 AM by admin 1   [ updated Feb 11, 2020, 4:59 AM ]

2018 IBC TRAINING:  CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS TYPES

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

(Snow date: Friday, January 31, 2020)

 8:00am - 3:30pm

 

DFS Conference Room

1311 U.S. Route 302 - Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641

 Two aspects of the International Building Code that are a source of confusion are (1) IBC construction types and (2) special building types. This year we have Doug Thornburg, a popular teacher with the International Code Council, returning to spend three hours on each subject.

 2018 IBC TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION, CLASSIFICATION, AND APPLICATION – 3 hours 

In conjunction with occupancy classification, one of the most critical steps in analyzing a building for code compliance is classifying it for type of construction purposes. This seminar will address the two distinct aspects of construction type: 1) determination of the appropriate types of construction based on building occupancy, height and area, and 2) identification of the construction materials and fire-resistance-rated features associated with the nine individual construction types.

Topics covered in the session include:

    Identification of a building’s complying types of construction based on occupancy classification and height/area limitations.

    Determination of how mixed-occupancy buildings, unlimited area buildings and podium buildings are evaluated for type of construction purposes.

    Recognition of the nine specific types of construction, including how they differ from each other as well as how their characteristics are similar.

    Use and application of IBC Table 601, including the footnotes, in identifying the varying features of the different construction types.

    Permitted use of combustible materials in Type I and II noncombustible buildings.


Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:    

    Identify the basic concepts related to construction type limitations.

    Identify those specific construction features unique to each of the nine types of construction established.

    Address the methods and calculations necessary to determine the appropriate types of construction permitted for a building.

    Verify the complying materials and methods used in the building based on the building’s designated construction type.

2018 IBC SPECIAL BUILDING TYPES, FEATURES AND HAZARDS  – 3 hours 

Based on selected provisions from Chapter 4, this session focuses on several special building types, features and hazards. High-rise buildings, underground buildings, mall buildings, parking garages, aircraft hangars and special amusement buildings are specialized structures that have their own unique considerations. Atriums, stages and platforms are building features that are evaluated in a special manner due to the uniqueness of their use. High-hazard conditions are regulated specifically through provisions addressing combustible storage, hazardous materials, Group H occupancies, spray application of flammable finishes, medical gas storage rooms and higher education laboratories. The scope of the presentation and discussion will include:

    Relationship of Chapter 4 to other IBC provisions

    Special requirements for unique building types

    Allowances and requirements for special building features

    Unique provisions for high-hazard uses and occupancies

 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

    Clarify the use of Chapter 4 and its relationship to provisions found elsewhere in the IBC.

    Address the scope and application of the provisions in Chapter 4 as they relate to special building types, features and hazards.

    Identify those applicable provisions of Chapter 4 that supplement the general requirements established throughout the IBC.

    Identify those requirements of the IBC that are modified by the specific provisions of Chapter 4.

 PRESENTER:  

Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is currently Vice-President and Technical Director of Products and Services for the International Code Council (ICC).  Prior to joining ICC in 2004, he was in private practice as a code consultant and educator on building codes for 9 years. Doug also spent 10 years with the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) where he served as Vice-President/Education.  Doug also continues to create and present building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous educational texts and resource materials.  He was presented with ICC’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award in 2008, recognizing his outstanding contributions in education and training. A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect, Doug has over 36 years of experience in building code training and administration. He has authored a variety of code-related support publications, including the IBC Illustrated Handbook and the Significant Changes to the International Building Code.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 
6 LU's for AIA (with HSW)

REGISTRATION:
Registration is $60 and includes the full day training, 6 CE credits, continental breakfast, lunch and a 1-year membership in the ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont! 

REGISTRATION CLOSED; Please join us at our next event (TBD)!   


QUESTIONS?
Call Sandy Vitzthum at 802-223-1806 or email her at vitzthum@sover.net    

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posted Jun 26, 2019, 6:48 AM by admin 1

New 2019 presentation documents have been added to the "Presentation" folder. 

2018 International Building Code (IBC): Significant Changes

posted Dec 4, 2018, 11:19 AM by admin 1   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 4:07 AM ]

2018 International Building Code (IBC): Significant Changes

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019

(snow date: Thursday, January 24)
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Chandler Arts Gallery, 2nd Floor - Parking is available in the United Church of Christ parking lot next door        

71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060

This 6-hour seminar overviews the changes from the 2015 to the 2018 IBC®, identifying changes in organization and code requirements and demonstrating the applicability of these requirements to design, plan review and inspection. This course includes a workbook, Significant Changes to the International Building Code 2018 Edition.

The goal of this course is to familiarize building officials, fire officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, contractors, and others in the construction industry with many of the important changes in the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®).

This course earns 6 AIA-HSW LUs.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the most significant differences between the 2015 IBC and the 2018 IBC.
  • Explain the differences between the current and previous edition.
  • Identify key changes in organization and code requirements.
  • Identify the applicability of design, plan review and inspection requirements.

SCHEDULE:

8:00 registration

8:30 start

10:30 15 min break

12:00 catered lunch

12:30 re-convene

2:15 15 min break

3:30  finish


INSTRUCTOR:
Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is currently Vice-President and Technical Director of Products and Services for the International Code Council (ICC).  Prior to joining ICC in 2004, he was in private practice as a code consultant and educator on building codes for 9 years. Doug also spent 10 years with the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) where he served as Vice-President/Education.  Doug also continues to create and present building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous educational texts and resource materials.  He was presented with ICC’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award in 2008, recognizing his outstanding contributions in education and training. A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect, Doug has over 36 years of experience in building code training and administration. He has authored a variety of code-related support publications, including the IBC Illustrated Handbook and the Significant Changes to the International Building Code.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6 LU's for AIA and ICC (with HSW) 

 

REGISTRATION: Registration has closed based on availability.

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$65 per person includes the full day of training, 6 CE credits, continental breakfast, lunch, and a 1-year membership in the ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont!














If you are not able to use your credit card or PayPal online, or if you have any questions, please email Robert Dabrowski at robert.dabrowski@vermont.gov or call 802-989-9363.

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posted May 7, 2018, 4:29 AM by admin 1

MAY IS BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

BUILDING CODES SAVE LIVES! 
IT'S UP TO YOU TO  BUILD FOR A SAFER TOMORROW.



"Building Codes Save Lives."

Download your Building Safety Month poster now! PDF or PDF for printer


May 1-5, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week One

May 6-12, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Two

May 13-19, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Three

May 20-26, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Four

May 27-31, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Five

NEW! Spring BSA-VT Training

posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:01 AM by admin 1   [ updated May 7, 2018, 4:38 AM ]

 Please join us for :

2015 International Residential Code (IRC) Essentials

Wednesday, April 25, 2014
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Chandler Arts Gallery, 2nd Floor -
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060

PARKING UPDATE! - See pictures below; click to enlarge.

This 6-hour seminar examines basic concepts of the 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC®). These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IRC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. This course will also help the code user to correctly locate code requirements. It will also provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code as well as to begin to develop a procedure for applying them.

This course earns 6 AIA-HSW LUs.

 

PARKING UPDATE!



OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

·         Explain the fundamental provisions of the 2015 IRC.

·         Locate general topics and applicable tables in the 2015 IRC.

·         Define terms essential for correct code interpretation.

·         Identify the code that relates to the design, construction or inspection of residential building.


SCHEDULE:

8:00 registration and chapter elections

8:30 start

10:30 10 min break

12:00 catered lunch

1:00 re-convene. Results from voting.

2:15 10 min break

3:30  finish


INSTRUCTOR:

Steve Van Note is the Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC), where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review, and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, Steve develops and presents code seminars nationally. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction and building code arena. Prior to joining ICC in 2006, Steve was building official 

for Linn County, Iowa. Prior to his 15 years at Linn County, he was a carpenter and construction project manager for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A certified building official and plans examiner, Steve also holds certifications in several inspection categories. 

 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6 LU's for AIA (with HSW)



PARKING UPDATE!

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Parking Area 1:
We are being allowed to use the back part of the church parking lot diagonally across from Chandler. This lot is between the Bethany Church and Vermont Conference for UCC. The "back" is anywhere after the large tree in the lot. Please do not park between Main St and the tree.  

Parking Area 2: The second location to park is in the public parking lot a little further down Main St, also to the right. It's a big open space by the Town Hall and post office. 


Parking Area 1:
Parking Area 2:


REGISTRATION:

Event Completed - Registration closed

$65 per person includes the full day of training, 6 CE credits, continental breakfast, lunch, and a 1-year membership in the ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont!

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If you are not able to use your credit card or PayPal online, or if you have any questions, please call or email: Robert Dabrowski,  BSA-VT at 802-989-9363


May is Building Safety Month

posted Feb 16, 2018, 10:31 AM by admin 1   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

April TrainingApril Meeting - TBD




"Building Codes Save Lives."

Download your Building Safety Month poster now! PDF or PDF for printer


May 1-5, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week One

May 6-12, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Two

May 13-19, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Three

May 20-26, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Four

May 27-31, 2018
Building Safety Month: Week Five


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posted Feb 16, 2018, 10:20 AM by admin 1   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 10:35 AM ]


IBC Training January 24, 2018

posted Mar 31, 2017, 1:01 PM by admin 1   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 5:59 AM ]

**EVENT COMPLETED - THANKS FOR ATTENDING!**

Please join us for: 
2015 IBC SPECIAL INSPECTIONS IN VERMONT 
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018  (Weather Date: Jan. 25)               
 8:00am - 3:30pm    

Steak House Restaurant                                 
1239 US-302 
Barre-Montpelier Road
Berlin, VT

This seminar focuses on IBC Chapter 17 Special Inspections in Vermont. This chapter of the Vermont’s building code includes a Quality Assurance program which has evolved over the past 30 years as a response to numerous construction failures of the 70’s and 80’s.  The understanding of these requirements, their purpose, and their implementation has been slow in Vermont compared with other states, most notably states with higher seismic activity.  

Forensic study has shown the most common “Lessons Learned” from construction failures are the necessity for improved organization and communication among the project team during construction and the need for inspection during the installation of principal structural elements.   To this end, Chapter 17 Special Inspections codifies Quality Assurance an integral part of project delivery.

Four Vermont professionals with significant experience in structural design, special inspections, and code enforcement have joined together to teach this event specific to Vermont’s construction industry.

Specific Topics include:

  • Special Inspections in Vermont and Code Requirements

  • Duties and Responsibilities and Qualifications of Inspectors

  • Special Inspections of various materials including Soils, Concrete, Steel, Masonry, Precast Concrete, Wood, EIFS, and Fireproofing.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify Special Inspection Requirements for construction projects in Vermont;

  • Understand major code updates in the 2015 Edition related to Chapter 17, Special Inspections;

  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of project team members to implement the Quality Assurance program including Special Inspections;

  • Understand the scope of Special Inspections for the various structural construction materials.

Schedule:

8:00    Registration opens

8:30    Speaker #1  

9:30    Break

9:40    Speaker #2  

10:40   Break

10:50   Speaker #3  

12:05   Lunch

12:35  Speaker #4   

1:50    Break

2:00    Round table; questions & answers  

3:30     Adjourn


PRESENTERS: 

Alan Brown, currently with SW Cole Engineering Inc, has more than 30 years of experience in field and laboratory inspection of construction materials, including soil, concrete, prestressed concrete, bituminous concrete, steel reinforcing, fireproofing, paint thickness gauging and non-destructive testing of metals.  Alan holds many certifications including Master of Special Inspections (ICC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), and Northeast Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP). Alan is on the board of BuildSafe Vermont (local ICC chapter) and is the Chair for ICC’s Exam Development Committee for Structural Steel and Bolting and Fireproofing.


Hamilton (Ham) Hodgman, P.E., of Stevens & Associates PC has worked with Special Inspections and Construction Materials Testing for 16 years and has a diverse work history in Civil, Structural, and Envelope Investigation/Design/Quality-Assurance.  The majority of his experience was in southeastern U.S. before relocating to New England in 2014.  As a former Certified Welding Inspector qualified in Non-Destructive Evaluation, his work evaluating the mechanical integrity of tanks, pipes, pressure vessels, machinery, coatings, welding/welder qualification, and works with steel fabrication QC programs has taken him to industrial facilities across the USA and a few abroad. Ham has been certified for the various inspection tasks through the ICC, ACI, API, NRMCA, AWS, ASNT-ACCP, PTI, NCDOT and perhaps a few other acronyms.  


Matthew (Matt) Lindhiem is currently the Building Engineer for the State of Vermont’s Division of Fire Safety. Matt has a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University and 16 years of structural engineering experience in private consulting and code enforcement.  Matt has experience with bridge design, rehabs for NYSDOT, municipality consulting, and precast concrete design, and structural (building) design. Matt has participated in updates of the Vermont Building and Fire Safety Code and is a member of the Vermont Urban Search and Rescue team. Matt served on the 2016 IBC Structural Code Development Committee for the 2018 IBC, IRC, and IEBC Codes.

Russ Miller-Johnson, P.E., of Engineering Ventures PC, has over 35 years’ experience in structural engineering design including lead engineer roles in management and execution of major projects.  He has significant experience in assessments, renovations, rehabilitations, additions, expansions, field inspection and construction engineering for all types of projects.  His work also includes performing quality assurance and peer reviews. Russ worked in many states and territories during the development and implementation of IBC Special Inspections. He is a currently an active member of the ASCE SEI Sustainability Committee and chairs their Thermal Bridging Working Group.



New Date!- IBC Training- Wednesday, June 28th

posted Mar 31, 2017, 1:01 PM by admin 1   [ updated Nov 11, 2017, 8:20 AM ]

EVENT COMPLETED - THANKS FOR ATTENDING!

Please join us for: 
TWO 2015 IBC TRAINING SESSIONS: 
(1) FIRE RISKS OF INTERIOR FINISHES  and 
(2) USE OF FIRE AND SMOKE SEPARATIONS  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017               
 8:00am - 3:30pm    

Three Stallion Inn                                    
665 Stock Farm Road
Randolph, VT

Two aspects of the International Building Code that are a source of confusion are (1) requirements for interior finishes and foam plastics and (2) the use of fire and smoke separations. This year we have Doug Thornburg, a popular teacher with the International Code Council, returning to spend three hours on each subject.
2015 IBC FIRE RISKS OF INTERIOR FINISHES
– 3 hours 

Focused primarily on Chapter 8, this seminar addresses the allowances and limitations of various finish materials of floors, walls and ceilings. In addition, the provisions dealing with the use of foam plastic insulation are examined in detail. The discussion includes the review of a number of test standards applicable to various finish conditions. 

Specific topics include:
  • Test standards applicable to interior finish materials
  • Wall and ceiling finishes
  • Textile wall and ceiling coverings
  • Direct, set-out and furred construction methods
  • Floor finishes
  • Decorative materials and trim
  • Foam plastics defined 
Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
     
  • List the hazards associated with interior finishes, decorative materials, and trims.
  • Explain the differences in terminology.
  • List the various options for providing increased flame resistance.
  • Identify appropriate tests used to determine the safety of interior finishes.
  • 2015 IBC USE OF FIRE AND SMOKE SEPARATIONS  – 3 hours 

    This seminar identifies the many and varied conditions identified in the IBC where fire and/or smoke separations are required. The discussion will focus on those required locations where fire-resistance-rated wall and horizontal assemblies, as well as smoke-resistive wall and horizontal assemblies are either required by the IBC or utilized by design professionals as alternative approaches to code compliance. Such locations include the selective or mandated use of fire walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers, horizontal assemblies and other separation elements. 

    Specific topics include: 
    • Separated occupancies
    • Control areas
    • Incidental use areas
    • Institutional and residential occupancies
    • Exitways
    • Smoke compartments
    • Fire areas
    • Separate buildings
    • Shaft enclosures
    Learning Objectives: 
      Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the general types of fire and smoke separators.
  • Identify those specific components that make up the fire and smoke separations. 
  • Determine where separations are required. 
  • Determine where separations are permitted as alternatives to other requirements.
  • Annual Meeting & Dinner - May 19th

    posted Apr 19, 2016, 9:01 AM by admin 1   [ updated May 20, 2016, 7:52 AM ]

    Open to all members of the Building Safety Association of Vermont!

    EVENT COMPLETED - THANKS FOR ATTENDING!

    J.Morgans Steakhouse
    100 State Street, Montpelier

    Thursday, May 19th   -  Drinks 5:00 pm  -  Dinner 5:30 pm

    Membership in the chapter is automatic for any participant in this past year's BSA-VT training events. Please join the chapter's board of directors for a casual gathering - combining a bit of chapter business and review, sharing ideas on our future plans, and some no-agenda social time.

    Cost & Registration
    Dinner: Flat $15.00 per person, including gratuity
    Cash Bar
    To register in advance, click on the "Buy Now" button below. 
    Payment can be made by credit card or through a PayPal account.

    Event Completed - Registration closed


    Alternately, if you want to attend, but pay by check please email Sandy Vitzthum  at vitzthum@sover.net to help us plan our space requirements.

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