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Presenter: Suzanne Kusik, P.E., C.B.O.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: San Diego, CA

Courtyard Mission Valley Hotel Circle
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-291-5720

This seminar is closed or full.


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
   Design loads

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.