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Presenter: Michael Nier

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Birmingham, AL

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15727

Product Number: 19 ALIRCODE 2 5 CDMN CP

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:45 pm

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code 
in Alabama

   History of the International Residential Code (IRC) 
   Adoption and enforcement of International Residential Code 
   Recent and anticipated Code amendments 
   Future of the Code

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10) 
in Alabama

   Alternative provisions and design criteria 
   Wind effects and protection of openings 
   Seismic provisions 
   Story height and live loads 
   Snow loads 
   Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls 
   Dwelling unit separations and garage separation 
   Ceiling heights 
   Garages and carports 
   Ingress, egress and stairways 
   Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection 
   Foam plastic 
   Wood and wood-based products 
   Floods, storms and drainage 
   Soils and foundations 
   Framing and fastening 
   Walls and wall covering 
   Roof/ceiling construction 
   Roof assemblies 
   Fireplaces and chimneys

International Energy Conservation Code: 
Brief Alabama Requirements

IRC, Mechanical Code, and Potential Differences for 2018 Adoption

   Appliance installation and exhaust systems 
   Hydronic systems 
   Fuel gas systems and appliances


Michael Nier

Master Code Professional with Nier Building Inspections

Mr. Nier is a master code professional and holds 38 certifications from ICC and NFPA. He has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in both private government partnerships as well as within the traditional municipal government offices and within the construction industry. His work with various municipalities has included acting as chief building official for the startup of two cities in Georgia where he has done department set up, organization and implementation; plan review; permitting; code enforcement; field inspection; supervision of other inspections; staff reviews and employee training. Mr. Nier has served as a building official in numerous jurisdictions in Georgia, both as an interim as well as primary official. He is past vice president of Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Councils’ Board for International Professional Standards. Mr. Nier has taught home inspection and code certification classes to municipal inspectors, home inspectors, remodelers and builders for over 10 years. He previously owned and operated a small “turn-key” remodeling company specializing in residential and light commercial buildings. Mr. Nier is past vice president of the Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association and a member of the Fire Sprinkler Exam Development Committee for the International Code Council.