Expo Schedules

Held in conjunction with the ICC Annual Conference, the Expo will feature three Pavilions hosting FREE Education sessions and will showcase the latest building products, technologies and services.

Building Safety & Design Expo Schedule
Sunday, October 16
3:00pm 7:00pm Expo Hours
3:30pm 4:30pm Education Pavilions
6:00pm 7:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, October 17
10:00am 5:00pm Expo Hours
11:00am Noon Education Pavilions
12:30pm 1:30pm Education Pavilions
2:00pm 3:00pm Education Pavilions
3:30pm 4:30pm Education Pavilions
Education Pavilions Schedule

The Building Safety & Design Expo Education Pavilions are located on the expo show floor. The Education Pavilions will feature focused, fast-paced presentations on technical and non-technical topics, including information on the latest construction techniques, as well as the latest advances in technology, building products and applications.

By attending Education Pavilion Sessions, participants will receive ICC CEUs that can be used toward ICC certification renewal.

Building Codes & Building Science: Controlling What You Can't See

One of the most challenging tasks for building design, construction, and code enforcement professionals relates to moisture control in buildings. Moisture control relies on controlling things that are not always seen or that are related to "small" hidden details. It is affected by decisions related to structure and energy performance and detailing. It relies on intrinsic material properties within a building assembly that are not visible to the naked eye and are not always available or consistently controlled. Moisture itself exists in forms that may be hidden within assemblies (e.g., bulk water intrusion) or invisible to the naked eye (e.g., water vapor); yet management of moisture at building planning, design, and construction phases often determines the difference between degrees of durability or disaster. This session will survey the 5 key elements for successful moisture control and provide actionable guidance and resources consistent with the letter and intent of the building code.
Presenter: Jay H Crandell, P.E.

Determining Code Compliance for Fire-Resistance Rated Construction

This presentation will explain the basics of how passive fire protection is addressed in the I-Codes as a systematic approach to overall building fire safety. The test methods utilized for determining fire-resistance ratings will be explained along with the compliance methods allowed by IBC Section 703.
Presenter: Bruce Johnson – UL

Big Buzz on Tall Wood

As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. design professionals are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs. Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood’s potential, this presentation will cover the “who, what, when and where” of mass timber buildings. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support.
Presenter: Scott Breneman – WoodWorks

Working Together Floodplain Managers & Building Officials

Over the last few years, building officials have been tasked with ever-increasing responsibilities related to flood damage prevention. The objective of this course is the increase coordination between Floodplain Managers and Building Officials.
Presenter: John Madden, CFM

The New Compliance Option in the 2015 IECC — The Energy Rating Index

The 2015 IECC includes a new performance based Energy Rating Index compliance option. The Energy Rating Index provides greater flexibility to builders while increasing the energy performance targets. RESNET and the ICC have adopted an ANSI standard on how to calculate the new code option. The HERS is an eligible Energy Rating Index program. In 2015 over 38% of all new homes sold in the US were HERS rated. Already ten states from Utah to New York have adopted the Energy Rating Index option. This session will explain the new compliance option, how it is being implemented and how it will ease code officials’ burdens on energy codes. The session will also introduce the ICC/RESNET ANSI standards for envelope and duct leakage testing and the developing of a water efficiency rating index.
Presenter: Steve Baden – RESNET

Understanding the Types of Construction in the IBC

This session will provide the general details needed to classify buildings as to Type of Construction in the IBC. The session will also include some historical background on building construction materials and methods that influenced the constructions types in the present IBC. Attendees will gain an understanding of the format of the IBC as it relates to Types of Construction, become familiar with the fire safety objectives that types of construction provide in the IBC, learn the background to building types of construction used in building codes and in the present IBC and become familiar with the details of the specific types of construction in the IBC and their nuances when applying them to buildings.
Presenter: Stephen V. Skalko, P.E.

Current Research Activities at IBHS

This presentation will focus on current research on hailstone characteristics (field collected information and laboratory research); Collaboration of IBHS Research Center with roofing industry and product manufacturers and overview of roofing underlayment’s (application and standards). Attendees will learn about the most up-to-date research on hailstone activities and characteristics in the U.S.; on-going efforts to collaborate with roofing industry to improve roofing products and assemblies and a general overview of different types of underlayment’s, their role as secondary barrier against water intrusion and significance of their testing standards.
Presenter: Si Farvardin – IBHS

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code

This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood technical characteristics and building code related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code. The building code, as with many products, regulates the use of wood in construction. Two broad categories separate materials: combustible and noncombustible. Codes limit the applications of combustible materials on the basis of fire and life safety. The question is then, are there options available to using wood in lieu of a combustible material. This session will help answer those questions.
Presenter: David Bueche

Roof Snow Retention — An Often Over-looked Safety Concern

Many lives are lost needlessly due to incorrect, missing or inadequate roof snow retention. This course will explain why avalanching of snow and ice from roofs onto people and property below happens and how it can be prevented. There are numerous snow retention options, but without proper engineering, taking into account roof slope, type of roofing, attachment method, and roofing sheathing, testing of snow guards and adequate layout based on these factors, dangerous avalanches can still occur. This session will explain the best ways to create a safe, effective and reliable snow retention solution.
Presenter: Terry Anderson – TRA Snow and Sun, Inc.

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

Session will describe floods, floodplains and the potential hazards to buildings; explain the differences between wet flood proofing and dry flood proofing techniques and acceptable applications, describe the role of flood openings in flood events resilient structures, and analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available. It also clarifies the regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas. This course analyzes the role of building compliance in lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available to existing structures.
Presenter: Tom Little – Smart Vent

Approving and Selecting Building Products with Confidence — What To Look for in Evaluation Reports

The ICC Evaluation Services will help code officials and design professionals better understand the process that goes into developing building product evaluation reports and building product listings. Understanding the evaluation process for IBC and IRC compliance helps improve the overall construction process, and provides confidence when specifying or approving a building product for installation on today’s construction projects.
Presenter: William Gould – ICC Evaluation Services

Joint Framing and Protection

Session will focus on fire protection for fire rated head of wall systems. Attendees will gain an understanding on what are dynamic and static perimeter-joints in fire-rated construction, what constitutes a fire/smoke rated joint assembly, understanding UL ratings of joint assemblies and what you should consider when specifying and detailing protection of fire-rated perimeter joints.
Presenter: Keith Johnson – CDBS

Trends, Analysis, and Studies of Building Code Enforcement Efforts Across the Nation

Attendees will gain a better understanding of national trends in building code enforcement, department financing, staffing, workload, and be able to compare their own departments to the national trends to discover how they are progressing compared to their peers.
Presenter: Dale K. Thomure, CBO, CFM – ISO

Simplifying HPA Requirements

Attendees will learn the value proposition of the product regarding how it drastically helps contractors meet new HPA codes being implemented in Energy leading states like CA, TX, FL, (and more) by cutting their overall expenses while simultaneously simplifying the inspection process for the code officials. Attendees will also be educated in the product’s positive reductions concerning BTU consumption, insurance coverage and daily accidents under all areas of the value chain, engineering building load calculations, and future ICC code referendums initiated by zero thermal transference from the top side of the roof inwards towards the attic area.
Presenter: Sy Richardson – EternaTile, Inc.

Preventing CSST Fires from Lightning Induced Arcing

Incidents of lightning damage to corrugated stainless steel (CSST) gas piping systems has raised awareness regarding gas piping safety among home builders and local code enforcement officials. CSST is a thin wall, flexible gas piping product that can be both mechanically and electrically damaged if proper installation precautions are not taken. The IFGC has undergone modifications over the past three cycles to address these CSST issues. This presentation will address the basic properties of CSST, the requirements for puncture protection, the requirements for electrical protection from arcing from lightning strikes, the introduction of new arc-resistant technology, and the background research used to support these code changes. Inspectors will also be made aware of many ongoing national programs from various organizations to promote public awareness.
Presenter: Robert Torbin – Omega Flex

Drone Demonstration

Learn from Drone experts on how Drone technology is helping municipalities, and those in the building industry in the areas of floodplain mapping, pre- and post-construction surveys, building information modeling (BIM), master planned developments, and real-time project management data. Find out how dozens of contractors, engineering firms and architects are leveraging the latest robotics technology to significantly reduce operating costs, dramatically improve the timeliness and the accuracy of data from the field.
Presenter: Drone Dynamics

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