2018 International Building Code (IBC): Significant Changes

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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.


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.


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


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.


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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!

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