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Presenter: Jerry Tepe

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Recording Location: North Haven, CT

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13944

Product Number: 16H CTIBCODE 4 8 CDMN

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Registration:                    8:30 - 9:00 am

Morning Session:             9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 - 5:00 pm

A Brief History of Modern Code Development

   Effective Use of the IBC

   Chapter 1 – scope and administration

      Modifications and alternatives to code compliance

      Requirements for permitting

   Chapter 3 – Use and occupancy classification

   Chapter 4 – Special detailed requirements based on use and occupancy (summary only)

Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas

   Table 503 – What’s changed?

   Mixed use and occupancy

   Chapter 6 – Types of construction

Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features

   Exterior walls

   Fire walls

   Fire barriers

   Fire partitions

   Smoke barriers

   Smoke partitions

   Chapter 8 – interior finishes

Chapter 9 – Fire Protection Systems

   Chapter 10 – means of egress

   Chapters 11, 16, 17 & 34


      Structural design

      Special inspections

      Existing buildings


Jerry Tepe

Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect in all northern New England states. In practice for more than 35 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm provides full architectural services for commercial, institutional and industrial projects. The firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections. Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since actively joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies Subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two years. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for six years and the IBC Fire Safety Code Development Committee for three years. Recently he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He continues as one representative of the AIA at the ICC hearings and conferences. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues. Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility-related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. Mr. Tepe has also served on several other code and building related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.