HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Natick, MA

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15870

Product Number: 19 MAIBCODE 1 22 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

Description:

This learning activity provides up to 6.5 continuing education hours to architects (HSW) and engineers. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

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Agenda:

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

Code Development Process

Effective Use of the IBC

Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration

   Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
   Requirements for permitting


Chapter 3 –Occupancy Classification and Use

Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements
Based on Use and Occupancy (Summary Only)

Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas

   Building height and area determination
   Calculating permitted increases in height and area
   Mixed use and occupancy


Chapter 6 – Types of Construction

Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features

   Exterior walls
   Fire walls
   Fire barriers and fire partitions
   Smoke barriers and smoke partitions


Chapter 8 – Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 – Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

Chapter 10 – Means of Egress

Chapters 11, 16, 17 and 34

   Accessibility
   Structural design
   Special inspections and tests
   Existing buildings

Speakers:

Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA

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

Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 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 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 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 terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.

In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.

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. He 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.