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2018 IBC TRAINING: CONSTRUCTION TYPES AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS TYPES

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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! 

REGISTER HERE!  


QUESTIONS?

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