Education Program

This year’s conference provides education programs for building safety professionals at all levels of experience. So don't miss these opportunities to earn CEUs and LUs during this year's extended schedule. Class materials will be available for download in August.

The 2017 International Code Council Annual Conference offers a comprehensive Education Program to develop your code knowledge, provide you with valuable solutions to your most critical challenges in the code profession, and allow you to earn CEUs and LUs*. In addition to traditional format classes, there are a number of Special Topic, Local Interest and Building Tours available that provide a variety of learning experiences.

Education sessions take place Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. Please refer to the chart below for session times. Education sessions will be on a first-come first-serve basis, be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat.

Building Tours are available on Sunday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 12 (sign up for these tours during the registration process). More information about these options is listed below.

This year all session handouts will be available by downloadable format only. Hard copies of the session handouts will not be available. Participants can either download the handouts to their electronic devices or print the handouts and bring them to their scheduled sessions.

*Education program sessions and CEU recognition are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.iccsafe.org/education.



Sunday, September 10
8 am – 4 pm
Pre-Conference Tour
BrewDog Brewery and Franklin Park Conservatory

Bus transportation and lunch will be included.


Monday, September 11
Enrichment Education
This afternoon of training is designed to offer additional training opportunities for attendees of the ICC Annual Conference.
2 – 3:30 pm 4 – 5:30 pm
The Generational Divide in the Public Sector
Presenter: Matthew Wheeler, Rajesh Patel
90 mins
HUDs Model Installation Standards for Manufactured Homes
Presenter: Michael S. Henretty
90 mins
Enhance Your Career: How to get Involved with an ICC Committee
Presenter: Nancy Springer
90 mins
Going Paperless and Digital
Presenter: Robert Mathias
90 mins
Assessment of Alternative Materials and Methods of Construction
Presenter: Steve Thomas
90 mins
Ethics in Code Administration
Presenter: Steve Thomas
90 mins
2 – 5 pm
2018 IBC Update
Presenter: John Gibson
3 hours
2018 IRC Update
Presenter: Steve Van Note
3 hours
2018 IFC Update
Presenter: Terrell Stripling
3 hours
2018 PMG Update
Presenter: Greg Gress
3 hours


Tuesday, September 12
Conference Education Program
8 – 9:30 am 9:45 – 11:15 am1:30 – 4:30 pm
Disasters and The Disaster Response Inspector
Presenter: Bill Bracken
90 mins
The Future of Hazard Resilience: Building Codes and Best Practices
Presenter: John Ingargiola, Mike Mahoney
90 mins
Disaster Experiences Gained
Presenter: Steve Traina
3 hours
2018 IBC Update
Presenter: John Gibson
3 hours
ICC
2018 IRC Update
Presenter: Steve Van Note
3 hours
ICC
2018 PMG Update
Presenter: Greg Gress
3 hours
ICC
2018 IFC Update
Presenter: Terrell Stripling
3 hours
ICC
2017 Analysis of Changes with Emphasis to Electrical Changes Coming to the 2018 IRC
Presenter: Keith Lofland
3 hours
High-Piled Combustible Storage
Presenter: Rob Neale, Scott Adams
3 hours
Fire Membership Council
Best Practices: Lessons Learned from Building Departments
Presenter: Chuck Ramani, Samuel Palmer
90 mins
IAS
IAS Special Inspections
Presenter: Chuck Ramani, Samuel Palmer
90 mins
IAS
Firestopping: Plan Review and Inspection of Joints
Presenter: Brice Miller
3 hours
Sticking Points
Presenter: Hayden Shaw
3 hours
Sponsored by Past Presiding Officers
Sticking Points
Presenter: Hayden Shaw
3 hours
Sponsored by Past Presiding Officers
Vacancy, Blight and Local Governments
Presenter: Marcus Kellum
90 mins
Construction Code and Construction Innovation – Intersection of Progress
Presenters: Colby Swanson, Shaunna Mozingo
90 mins
The Top 10 Approach to Commercial Energy Code Compliance
Presenter: Shaunna Mozingo
3 Hours
Energy Storage Systems – Fire Safety Concepts in the 2018 IFC and IRC
Presenter: Howard Hopper
90 mins
2015 ICC/A117.1 Update
Presenter: Kimberly Paarlberg
90 mins
2015 IBC Multifamily Dwellings
Presenter: Todd Snider
3 hours
Ohio Building Code Update
Presenters: Steven Regoli
3 hours
Local Interest
How to “Handle” the Media
Presenter: Karlyn Tilley
3 hours
Building Membership Council
Duct Inspection from Construction to Leakage Testing
Presenter: Mark Terzigni
3 hours
Open
90 min
Solar Training for Designers and Code Enforcement Professionals
Presenter: Shawn Martin
90 mins
SRCC
What to Look for When Conducting Plan Reviews and Inspections of Solar PV
Presenter: Rudy Saporite
90 mins
Fire Code Fundamentals
Presenter: Michael Savage
3 hours
Morning Building Tours
8 – 11:15 am
Afternoon Building Tours
1:30 – 5 pm
TOUR: Ohio State University Stadium & Woody Hayes Athletic Center TOUR: Palace Theatre & Lincoln LeVeque Building
TOUR: Smith Brothers Hardware Company TOUR: Bridge Park Project

 

*Participants can register for one or more tours. Bus transportation will be included, as necessary.

For full class descriptions (pdf) click here.

Sunday, September 10 | 9 am – 3 pm

Pre-Conference Tour: BrewDog Brewery and Franklin Park Conservatory

BrewDog Brewery
BrewDog is a brand new brewery in the Columbus area. There are now over 4000 craft breweries, more than ever before in the United States. This is exponential growth in an industry that was very small and limited just 15 years ago. Code application related to such facilities, in both plan review and inspections, involves the building code and the fire code for processing operations and storage. Provisions in the International Building Code and the International Fire Code that address the handling and storage of materials and Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQ) of alcoholic beverages will be discussed. During this tour the staff at BrewDog will explain the process of creating craft beers; while the local building official will be there to give an overview of the code challenges encountered during the building planning, design and construction.

 

Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory is a greenhouse in Columbus featuring several collections of plants from different habitats. In 2002, the Conservatory undertook the first phase of a new construction project. In 2008, new gardens, event venues and additions to the Palm House were dedicated. Building Code provisions pertaining to greenhouses and other relevant Code provisions will be discussed. A member of the Columbus building department will be there to explain Code challenges encountered during these renovations.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, September 12 | 8 am – 11:15 am

The Ohio State University Stadium & The Woody Hayes Athletic Center

The Ohio State University Stadium
Go behind the scenes at the Ohio Stadium on a guided tour that takes you inside the storied history of Buckeye Football. This is where the Buckeyes have battled since 1922! During a tour of Ohio Stadium, you will have an exclusive look at some of the most treasured spaces in the Stadium; while also learning about the building code challenges at a sports stadium of this magnitude. The Code Official who was responsible for the last renovation of the Stadium will be present at this tour to explain the project.

The Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Anyone walking through the main door into Woody Hayes Athletic Center will be greeted by a mural on the right explaining and praising the accomplishments of Ohio State's defining coach. During a brief visit, participants will learn about the history of the building, any renovations to the building and will see Heisman Trophies and other memorabilia on display.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will return before the awards luncheon.

Tuesday, September 12 | 8 am – 11:15 am

Smith Brothers Hardware Company

The Smith Brother’s Hardware building has been a landmark in downtown Columbus since the 1920’s, serving as its namesake company’s warehouse and one of the Midwest’s largest hardware distribution centers. After The Smith Brother’s Hardware Company closed its doors in the 1980’s, the building sat vacant for fifteen years and survived a two alarm fire on its top three floors. In the mid-90’s the building was renovated to accommodate office space in the main warehouse and two banquet venues in the former steel storage buildings on the Eastern side of the site. During this renovation, steel posts were added to the roof, the existing stair shafts were extended to allow roof access and an existing elevator shaft was left empty, with the hopes of one day building a rooftop venue.

Fast forward 20 years and the dream of a rooftop venue is finally coming to fruition. The 12,000 sf venue boasts an outdoor patio, bar, the most unique restrooms in the city, and a sliding roof/wall system which provides an unrestricted view of the Columbus skyline. Although, making this dream a reality did not come without its struggles. The addition of a seventh floor now made the entire existing building a high rise in the eyes of the building code, and converting a nearly 100 year old building to meet high rise requirements proved to be no small feat. Working with the Columbus Building Department, we were granted multiple variances from the State of Ohio Board of Appeals for certain high rise code requirements, in such a way to meet the intent of the code in regards to all life safety issues and allow the project to move forward.

The project has an aggressive schedule, with the hopes that the rooftop venue ‘Juniper’ opens this fall, all while working through the complications that only a 100 year old building can bring.

The architect and member of the Columbus Building Department will be present explain construction and Code challenges that were encountered during this project.

Light refreshments will be served. Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, September 12 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Palace Theatre & The Lincoln LeVeque Building

Palace Theatre
The historic Palace Theatre at the base of the LeVeque Tower is currently being restored to its roaring 1920’s grandeur. The 15,000-square-foot auditorium opened in 1926 as a separate real estate parcel from the rest of the 47-story LeVeque, which was completed in 1927 and today both buildings are is undergoing rehabilitation inside and out. The Palace Theatre project will not be completed which will allow tour participants to view the renovation in progress.

The architect and a member of the Columbus Building Department will be present explain construction and Code challenges that were encountered during this project.

LeVeque Tower
Once the fifth tallest building in the world, the 44-story LeVeque Tower stands at the heart of downtown Columbus. The building served as an aerial lighthouse for pilots, as an annex for the biggest hotel in America, and as an observation tower and corporate headquarters of the American Insurance Union, which commissioned its construction. The tower opened in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This iconic building has been redesigned to renew its use and enhance curb appeal in order to reposition this landmark structure in today’s marketplace. On the exterior of the building, work included repairing and restoring the terra-cotta façade, upgrading the building entrances, installing new windows and storefronts, removal of old canopies, and new, period-appropriate lighting, all to replace non-historic additions made in recent years.

On the interior, the building has been converted into a mixed-use development: it houses several floors of office space, a six-floor boutique hotel, a bar, restaurant, and 15 floors of apartments with spectacular views of the city.

The architect and a member of the Columbus Building Department will be present explain construction and Code challenges that were encountered during this project.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will depart after the awards luncheon.

Tuesday, September 12 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Bridge Park Project

Bridge Park is Dublin, Ohio’s newest urban, walkable neighborhood complementing Dublin’s vibrant Historic Downtown. Spanning 30 acres along the Scioto River, Bridge Park builds upon Dublin’s rich history of iconic developments and ushers in a new era as a social, commercial and experiential destination. Integrating retail and residential uses within a walkable and inviting neighborhood, Bridge Park will feature condominium homes and apartments, boutique grocery store, retail, office and a hotel and conference center developed in multiple phases over the next few years. The project also will include 3,165 parking spaces – on-street and structured parking garages.

The architect and a member of the Dublin Building Department will be present to explain construction issues and Code challenges that were be encountered during this project.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will depart after the awards luncheon.