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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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Building)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in most states. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

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.

Architects and professional 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 event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction 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.

Speakers:

Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA

Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Hopkinton, 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.

Mr. Tepe has held all American Institute of Architects 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. Mr. Tepe 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, NH. Mr. Tepe 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.

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.