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Presenter: Donald Stafford

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: San Antonio, TX

Norris Conference Center
618 NW Loop 410 Suite 207
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-738-0040

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Chapter 2


Chapter 3-10

   Climatic and geographic design criteria, determination of seismic design category, irregular buildings
   Exterior walls, townhouse separation, two family separation, dwelling-garage separation, fire protection of floors
   Glazing adjacent to doors, in guards and railings, adjacent to stair landing
   Emergency escape and rescue openings
   Handrail projection/continuity
   Vertical rise
   Alternating tread devices
   Ships ladders
   Alterations, repairs and additions (Smoke Alarms)
   Carbon monoxide alarms
   Fasteners and connectors in contact with preservative-treated and fire-retardant-treated wood
   Coastal high-hazard areas (including V Zones and Coastal A Zones, where designated)
   Rooftop-mounted photovoltaic systems
   Roof access and pathways
   Habitable attic
   Frost-protected shallow foundations
   Crushed stone footings
   Unvented crawl space
   Wood wall framing
   Wall bracing
   Exterior covering
   Roof ventilation
   Requirements for roof coverings
   Insulation shield

Chapter 11 Energy Efficiency

   Defined terms
   Insulation and fenestration requirements
   Reduction of ceiling insulation
   Mass walls
   Testing for air leakage
   Duct sealing and testing
   Energy rating index

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing (Chapters 12-33)

   Chapters 12-23 Mechanical
   Access to furnaces within compartments
   Clothes dryer exhaust
   Domestic cooking exhaust systems
   Ranges and ovens
   Solar thermal energy systems
   Chapter 24 Fuel Gas
   Prohibited locations (Dryer exception)
   Protection against corrosion
   Shutoff valves
   Forced-air warm-air furnaces
   Chapter 26-33 Plumbing
   Slip-joint connections
   Required pan
   Water hammer
   Saddle tap fittings
   Joint between PVC water service and CPVC water distribution
   Prohibited joints
   Drainage piping size reduction in the direction of flow
   Vent pipes terminating outdoors
   Combination waste and vent system
   Air admittance valves

Electrical Systems (Chapters 34-43)

   Garage branch circuits
   General purpose receptacle distribution
   Small appliance receptacles
   Basements, garages and accessory buildings
   Ground-fault and arc-fault circuit-interrupter protection
   Installation of boxes, conduit bodies and fittings
   Flexible cords

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors
  • Home Inspectors
  • Building Inspectors

Architects & Interior Designers
   7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
   7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
   7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
   .7 CEUs (Building)

   Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and interior designers and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Texas.  Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 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 apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases.  Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this course for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider 1232).

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Donald Stafford

Founder and Principal of Stafford Inspections, Dallas

Since founding Stafford Inspections in 1984, Mr. Stafford has performed more than 12,000 inspections and has trained and mentored over 250 inspectors. His memberships and professional affiliations include the American Society of Home Inspectors, the International Code Council and the National Association of Wastewater Technicians. Certifications include technical trainer and field trainer through the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, International Code Council Residential Combination Code Certification and Resnet Energy Audit Certification. As a restoration specialist (1979-1998), he was the recipient of two awards for renovations to historically-significant residences. Mr. Stafford is also president of Real Estate Training Systems, a proprietary school in the state of Texas providing continuing education and core real estate courses for home inspection licenses. He has been an instructor and sponsoring inspector in Texas since 1987.

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.