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The 2014 International Code Council Annual Conference offers a comprehensive Education Program to develop your code knowledge, provide you with valuable solutions to your most critical challenges in the code profession, and allow you to earn CEUs and LUs*.

Education sessions take place Tuesday, September 30, 8 – 11:00 am and 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Education sessions will be on a first-come first-serve basis, be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat. Classes are listed below, just click on the class title for a description.

Tuesday, September 30 | 8 – 11:00 am
Advanced Fair Housing Act OR The Seven Deadly Sins of the FHA
2015 IBC/IRC/IEBC Updates
Overview of Building Commissioning in Code
Determining Substantial Improvements Under The Florida Building Code, Existing Building Volume, 5th Edition
Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and Administration

Enhancing Public Safety with Customer Service


Tuesday, September 30 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Green Construction and Energy Production's Potential Impact on Fire and Fire Fighter Safety
2014 Florida Building & Residential Code Updates
Inspecting Solar Water Heating Systems
FEMA’s Presentation – 2015 Flood Codes, Standards, & Building Science Tools
Roadmap to Digital Adoption in a Hybrid (2D/BIM) Environment
Two Topics Code Officials Should Know:
  1) 2012 IBC Flood Provisions & 2) Paperless Plans Submittal, Review and Construction




This year all session handouts will be available by downloadable format only. Hard copies of the session handouts will not be available. Participants can either download the handouts to their electronic devices or print the handouts and bring them to their scheduled sessions.

*Education program sessions and CEU recognition are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.iccsafe.org/education



 
Class Descriptions


Advanced Fair Housing Act OR The Seven Deadly Sins of the FHA
This advanced building code course addresses the specific requirements of the Fair Housing Act. The course will instruct attendants in the specific requirements of the Act - accessible building entrance on an accessible route, accessible and usable public spaces, usable doors, accessible route into and through the covered unit, light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental controls, reinforced walls for grab bars and usable kitchens and bathroom. When the course has been completed attendant will have a better understanding of the applicable accessibility requirements of the Act. Back to Top


2015 IBC/IRC/IEBC Updates
This seminar will introduce participants to the major changes from the 2012 to the 2015 International Building Code, International Residential Code, and the International Existing Building Code. The seminar format will allow participants to discuss the changes, reasons for the changes, and answer knowledge review questions. Back to Top


Overview of Building Commissioning in Code
This session will provide a general overview of the building commissioning process, which is currently in several codes and standards. This program will review the commissioning requirements in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the International Energy Conservation Code. This presentation will review the commissioning process, resources available for implementation, including standards, accreditation, guidelines and compliance forms and templates. Back to Top


Determining Substantial Improvements Under The Florida Building Code, Existing Building Volume, 5th Edition
This interactive, instructor led course is designed to provide building code officials, contractors, design professionals and floodplain managers with a comprehensive review of the floodplain construction requirements as contained in the 5th Edition (2014) of the Florida Building Code, Existing Building Volume. This course also provides specific information in determining "substantial improvements/substantial damage" under the code and provides an overview of FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference. Back to Top


Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and Administration
How to get the job done when enforcing and administrating the ICC codes. Included is goals of enforcement, right of entry, due process constitutional requirements and court action. Back to Top


Enhancing Public Safety with Customer Service
This seminar addresses the necessary soft skills for success as a code official?those non-technical traits and behaviors that enhance a code official's ability to interact with others and to successfully carry out their job duties. These include people skills such as effective communication, diplomacy and customer service, but also include skills for problem solving, professionalism, integrity, and time management. In addition to a solid understanding of the technical provisions of the codes, developing appropriate soft skills are essential in pursuing the goal of safe, healthy and durable buildings for the community. The information is also beneficial for those who enforce the codes and strive to promote consistent and fair inspection practices while improving communications and public relations. Back to Top


Green Construction and Energy Production's Potential Impact on Fire and Fire Fighter Safety
In this educational session we will look at alternative forms of construction and energy production, commonly referred to as "Green" methods, and their impact on the fire service and possibly fire fighter safety. There are ongoing research efforts to better understand how new alternative forms of construction impact fire safety. A portion of the presentation will identify applicable codes used to evaluate PV Installations. The material is meant to identify key installation issues and promote code compliant PV installations. Specifically, focus will be in understanding critical electrical and fire safety concerns addressed by U.S. Installation Codes. U.S. Product Standards used to evaluate PV components and system will be identified and as well as a source to find certified PV equipment. The presentation will also cover a summary of UL's latest PV research focusing on PV/roof type combinations. The presentation content is meant for code enforcers, fire protection specialists, designers, and installers. Back to Top


2014 Florida Building & Residential Code Updates
This seminar will introduce participants to the major changes from the 2010 to the 2014 Florida Building and Residential Codes. The seminar format will allow participants to discuss the changes, reasons for the changes, and answer knowledge review questions. Back to Top


Inspecting Solar Water Heating Systems
The various types of solar thermal collectors and solar water heating systems will be described along with installation requirements and issues to look for during inspection. Back to Top


FEMA’s Presentation – 2015 Flood Codes, Standards, & Building Science Tools
This workshop provides an overview of the flood provisions of the updated 2015 International Residential Code and upcoming ASCE 24-14, Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and presents several Building Science Tools to help communities in high-risk areas prepare for a disaster and strive toward disaster resilience. FEMA has long known that building codes improve building performance during flood events and other natural disasters. Participants will learn the basics of: the latest information on flood-resistant provisions of new codes and standards; methods of reducing flood losses through coordinating building codes and floodplain management; a methodology to quantify losses avoided as a result of adopting and enforcing disaster-resistant building codes; and how to use substantial damage estimation to prepare for a natural disaster and assess the damage afterwards. Back to Top


Roadmap to Digital Adoption in a Hybrid (2D/BIM) Environment
This course serves as a primer for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and respective staffs considering and/or wishing to make the transitioning to a new, innovative and digital process. We will briefly discuss current practices and shortcomings, but only to understand that change is called for, and is already underway. For those not already engaged, now is the time to move forward, proactively. This course is structured into three (3) sessions, each focused on different aspects and perspectives of this transformation. The 3 sessions will last approximately 3 hours in duration, in total. The sessions are organized as follows:
Session 1 - Transitioning from Paper
Session 2 - The 2D Digital Process
Session 3 - 2D+3D and the AHJ

We will attempt to explore and discuss the concepts and the models of adopting new processes, but we will also discuss challenges and any risks that are likely to be encountered. In addition to the conceptual discussion, we will present practical examples of workflow, business processes and tangible, measureable benefits to a range of stakeholders. Back to Top



Two Topics Code Officials Should Know:
1) 2012 IBC Flood Provisions & 2) Paperless Plans Submittal, Review and Construction

This session will cover two topics that are of interest and importance to Code Officials. The first portion will cover 2012 IBC Flood Provisions and the second portion will cover paperless plans submittal, review and construction.

The first portion will focus on the requirements and impacts of adding the NFIP design requirements into the 2012 IBC. The session begins with a review of the national flood insurance plan basics. This session then explores the impact of their incorporation into the 2012 IBC. This session concludes with a review of the various flood zones and their requirements as well as basic A‐Zone and V‐Zone requirements.

The second portion will focus on paperless plans submittal and construction. More and more business and municipalities working toward paperless offices the challenges with electronic signatures, seals and plans submittals along with paperless plans review and paperless field inspection are beginning to surface. This talk will address the challenges faced and the solutions developed by both code officials and design professionals. The challenges faced and the solutions developed will be presented by representatives of the Building Officials Association of Florida and the design professional licensure boards. Back to Top



































 
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