Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 4:45 pm
Development and Enforcement of California Residential Code
Local agency adoption and enforcement of California Residential Code
Code development process, recent and future code amendments
Basics for Understanding and Applying Codes (Chapters 1-2)
Regulated buildings and uses
Plans, permits and inspections
Abbreviations and definitions
Building Planning (Sections R302-R309)
Exterior walls and openings protection
Dwelling and garage/carport separations
Light and ventilations openings
Room sizes, ceiling heights and sanitation
Glazing and skylights
Garages and carports
Building Planning (Sections R310-R318)
Emergency escape and rescue openings
Means of egress
Stairways, handrails and guards
Automatic fire sprinkler systems when required
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Protection of wood and wood-based products
Other Architectural Requirements (Various Sections, Chapters 9 & 10)
Site drainage, underfloor access and ventilation
Attic access and roof ventilation
Roofing classification, assemblies and coverings
Construction Requirements for Special Hazard Areas (Sections R322 & R327)
Flood-resistant construction requirements in flood hazard areas
Materials and construction methods in fire hazard severity zones
CRC Design Criteria for Conventional Construction (Section R301)
Conventional construction vs. engineered calculations and design
Wind design criteria & seismic provisions
Conventional Construction - Concrete Foundations and Wood Framing (Chapters: 1-9)
Foundations and slab on grade floors
Wood floor and deck framing
Sizing headers, beams and girders
Wall construction, braced wall lines and wall coverings
Roof and ceiling framing
Other Code Requirements Applicable to CRC Regulated Buildings (Excerpts from CALGreen, BEES, CEC, CMC & CPC)
New building requirements
Existing building addition and alteration requirements
Performance vs. prescriptive energy compliance
Mandatory measures and compliance forms
Electrical, mechanical and plumbing system
Who Should Attend
- Building Inspectors
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Accessibility)
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
*Non-Credit in California
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 non-credit continuing education hours to architects (HSW) and 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in California. This activity does not qualify for California architect continuing education requirement in Accessibility. Continuing education is not mandatory for engineer license maintenance in California.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in many cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
The International Code Council has approved this activity for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.
This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Suzanne Kusik, P.E., C.B.O.
Ms. Kusik, P.E., C.B.O., is a California-licensed civil engineer and ICC-certified building official with over 20 years’ building and safety, and community development work experience with various Southern California cities and counties. She has extensive experience working with architects, engineers, developers, contractors and homeowners throughout the plan review, permitting and inspection processes. Ms. Kusik has participated on various state and local code committees for over 10 years, and she has written numerous local code amendments, policies and interpretations. Her strong knowledge of building codes and regulations has made her a recognized code expert among local building inspectors, architects, engineers, city planners and contractors.
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