Take Your Code Knowledge to the Next Level

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Concepts Behind Building Safety and Fire Codes

This information packed, 3-day institute covers the unique concepts of building safety while addressing the principles and the science behind code provisions. It deepens the understanding and the logic of code provisions for effective design, construction, application and interpretation. ICC national experts will cover topics including principles of fire protection, principles of egress, and principles of materials. Also covered will be the coordination between Building, Fire and Existing Building codes, and innovation in building and fire safety (Evaluation Service, Performance Code, etc.). This Institute will provide knowledge that is relevant immediately.

Principles of Building Materials / Principles of Structures

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Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and describe building codes main safety principles
  • Describe the relationship of building safety principles
  • Have a deeper understanding of the science and principles behind building safety codes
  • Apply the provisions of structural, fire prevention, fire protection, and means of egress more effectively
  • Explain the different approaches to safety in existing and new buildings
  • Have a better grasp of addressing innovative building products, product evaluations and product listing
  • Design, build, and interpret/administer building codes more effectively

Benefits
Participants will better understand the science and principles behind building safety provisions helping to ensure more logical and effective application of building safey codes.

Topics Covered

  • Similarities and differences between building materials
  • Weaknesses and strength of building materials
  • Deterioration issues
  • Fasteners, Anchors, Reinforcement, Plates, Caps
  • Future of building materials
  • Stress and strain
  • Static and dynamic
  • Loads and safety factors
  • Structural systems
  • Bracing
  • Low rise/high rise
  • Skyscrapers
  • Soils and settlement
  • Special connections

Target Audience
Professionals in the fields of building design, building construction, plan review, inspections, code enforcement, permit tech, fire service and others currently working in or planning to join the building construction or building administration industry will greatly benefit by attending.

Instructors
Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, C.B.O. is currently Vice-President and Technical Director of Products and Services for the International Code Council (ICC) where he provides administrative and technical leadership for the ICC product development activities. Prior to employment with ICC in 2004, he was in private practice as a code consultant and educator on building codes for nine years. Doug also spent ten years with the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) where he served as Vice-President/Education. Expanded biography.


Sandra Hyde, P.E. Sandra Hyde is the Senior Staff Engineer with the ICC Product Development Group where she develops, authors and reviews technical resources related to the structural provisions of the codes. Sandra has authored many publications and training manuals including the structural parts of the IBC and IRC Significant Changes. She has experience in manufacturing and research in engineered wood products. Expanded biography.

Principles of Fire Resistance / Principles of Fire Protection

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and describe building codes main safety principles
  • Describe the relationship of building safety principles
  • Have a deeper understanding of the science and principles behind building safety codes
  • Apply the provisions of structural, fire prevention, fire protection, and means of egress more effectively
  • Explain the different approaches to safety in existing and new buildings
  • Have a better grasp of addressing innovative building products, product evaluations and product listing
  • Design, build, and interpret/administer building codes more effectively

Benefits
Participants will better understand the science and principles behind building safety provisions helping to ensure more logical and effective application of building safey codes.

Topics Covered

  • Why fire and smoke resistance is important and how it is used
  • Fire tests
  • Related terminology and its importance and relevance
  • Calculated fire resistance and its application
  • Modifying tested assemblies and Harmathy’s 10 rules
  • Protecting the openings in assemblies
  • Water-Based Fire Protection Systems: The purpose and uses for each, how they work, reliability issues
  • Fire Suppression Systems and Agents: The purpose and uses for each, how they work, reliability issues
  • Comparison and Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

Target Audience
Professionals in the fields of building design, building construction, plan review, inspections, code enforcement, permit tech, fire service and others currently working in or planning to join the building construction or building administration industry will greatly benefit by attending.

Instructors
Jay Woodward is the Senior Staff Architect with ICC’s Business and Product Development department where his responsibilities include the development and authoring of ICC publications, developing training manuals , instructing seminars, and giving presentations and speeches on important topics of building safety. Among the publications he has authored or co-authored are the Significant Changes books on the IBC, IMC and A117.1 standard, Firestopping, Joint Systems and Dampers, Health Care Facilities based on the IBC, and Assembly Occupancies based on the IBC and many other training manuals. Expanded biography.


Terrell Stripling is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology with many years of experience in fire service, fire prevention, code administration and the construction industry. He has previously served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department. Expanded biography.


Principles of Means of Egress /
Building and Fire Safety in Existing Buildings; Innovations in Building and Fire Safety

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and describe building codes main safety principles
  • Describe the relationship of building safety principles
  • Have a deeper understanding of the science and principles behind building safety codes
  • Apply the provisions of structural, fire prevention, fire protection, and means of egress more effectively
  • Explain the different approaches to safety in existing and new buildings
  • Have a better grasp of addressing innovative building products, product evaluations and product listing
  • Design, build, and interpret/administer building codes more effectively

Benefits
Participants will better understand the science and principles behind building safety provisions helping to ensure more logical and effective application of building safey codes.

Topics Covered

  • The Occupants
  • General strategies
  • Giving people options for egress
  • Performance code egress requirements
  • The Importance of existing buildings
  • Safety principles of new buildings and existing buildings
  • Minimum building safety levels and advances in building safety
  • Obstacles and encouragement for renovation and alteration of existing buildings
  • IEBC approaches to building safety
  • Innovation and Alternative Materials and Methods
  • The basis for evaluation of building products
  • Difference between product evaluation and product listing
  • Examples of evaluation reports

Target Audience
Professionals in the fields of building design, building construction, plan review, inspections, code enforcement, permit tech, fire service and others currently working in or planning to join the building construction or building administration industry will greatly benefit by attending.

Instructors
Jay Woodward is the Senior Staff Architect with ICC’s Business and Product Development department where his responsibilities include the development and authoring of ICC publications, developing training manuals , instructing seminars, and giving presentations and speeches on important topics of building safety. Among the publications he has authored or co-authored are the Significant Changes books on the IBC, IMC and A117.1 standard, Firestopping, Joint Systems and Dampers, Health Care Facilities based on the IBC, and Assembly Occupancies based on the IBC and many other training manuals. Expanded biography.


James T. Ryan, C.B.O. is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Technology and Management and serves on the board of directors of the United States National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). He has previously served as a Board Member for the ICC and is currently the Codes Administrator for the City of Overland Park, Kansas, the second largest city in the state, having served in different building safety roles in the building safety division since 1978. Expanded biography.


Michael Temesvary, P.E. is ICC Evaluation Service Director of Sales and Partnerships in Brea, California. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, business planning and marketing, Mike’s specialty is developing and delivering education to building industry professionals on building products, systems and components. Mike is a frequent speaker at industry events and interacts regularly with manufacturers of building products, testing laboratories, building officials and other government entities. Expanded biography.