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 October.

Grow your knowledge and expertise with the most comprehensive building safety educational sessions available. Your participation in ICC’s conference training sessions, building tours, Expo Education Pavilions and code hearing attendance, could earn you the following CEUs to help maintain or move forward to your next certification:

  • In-person participation or attendance at the code hearings can earn up to 1.0 CEUs
  • Sunday Preconference Tours – 5 hours or .5 CEUs
  • Monday Enrichment Education – 3.5 hours or .35 CEUs
  • Tuesday Conference Education Program – 6 hours or .6 CEUs

Education sessions take place Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. 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, October 21 and Tuesday, October 23 (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.



Sunday, October 21
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pre-Conference Tour
Richmond Historic Building Tour

Bus transportation and lunch will be included.


Monday, October 22
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
Best Practices Collaboration Between
Architects and Building Officials

Presenters: M. Dwayne Garriss; Jared Zurn, AIA NCARB; Greg Erny
90 mins
Building High Performance Organizations, Private Sector Lessons for Public Sector Success
Presenter: Daran Wastchak
90 mins
Residential Installations Conforming
with Part 8 of the 2018 IRC

Presenter: Keith Lofland
90 mins
Swimming Pool Requirements Based on
Chapter 42 of the IRC

Presenter: Keith Lofland
90 mins
Residential Building Inspection:
A Step by Step Guide

Presenter: Mike Brinkman
90 mins
Building Heights and Areas:
Using Software to Ease Building Code Analysis

Presenter: Ara Sargsyan
90 mins
2 – 5 pm
2018 IBC Essentials: Building Planning
Presenter: John Gibson
3 hours
ICC
2018 IRC Essentials: Design Criteria, Foundations, Framing and Finishes
Presenter: Steve Van Note
3 hours
ICC
2018 IFC Essentials: General Precautions Against Fire (Chapters 3, 5, 4, 6)
Presenter: Terrell Stripling
3 hours
ICC
IEBC Essentials: History, Compliance & Essentials
Presenter: Bill Koffel
3 hours
ICC


Tuesday, October 23
Conference Education Program
8 – 9:30 am 9:45 – 11:15 am1:30 – 4:30 pm
Disaster Planning in the International Code
Presenter: Kim Paarlberg
90 mins
ICC
Significant Changes to the 2017 ICC/A117.1
Presenter: Kim Paarlberg
90 mins
ICC
The ICC/NCSEA Disaster Response Program
Presenters: William Bracken, Ronald Roger
90 mins
Lessons Learned 2017 Hurricanes: A Technical Evaluation of Building Performance & the Impact of Code Adoption and Enforcement
Presenters: Daniel Bass, Thomas L. Smith, Bill Coulbourne
90 mins
2018 IBC Essentials: Means of Egress & Fire Protection
Presenter: John Gibson
3 hours
ICC
2018 IRC Essentials: Fire and Life Safety, Energy Conservation, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Provisions
Presenter: Steve Van Note
3 hours
ICC
Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and Administration
Presenter: Judith R. Dicine, JD
3 hours
IEBC Essentials: Key Concepts of the Work Area Method
Presenter: Bill Koffel
3 hours
ICC
2018 IFC Essentials: Fire & Life Safety
(Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10)

Presenter: Terrell Stripling
3 hours
ICC
What to Look for:
Basic Site and Commercial Plan Review

Presenter: Scott Adams
90 mins
Fire Membership Council
Fire Alarm Installation Seminar
Presenter: Michael L. Savage, LLC
90 mins
Best Practices: Lessons Learned from Building Departments
Presenters: Chuck Ramani, Samuel Palmer
90 mins
IAS
IAS Special Inspections
Presenters: Chuck Ramani, Samuel Palmer
90 mins
IAS
The Importance of “Grit” in Leadership
Presenter: Ivan Joseph
90 mins
Sponsored by Past Presiding Officers
The Importance of “Grit” in Leadership
Presenter: Ivan Joseph
90 mins
Sponsored by Past Presiding Officers
7 C’s for Inspectors
Presenters: Johnny Goetz, Ed Lisinski, Dan Dockery
3 hours
Building Official Membership Council
How Your Community Can Save Money While Saving the World
Presenter: Hope Medina
3 hours
Sustainablility Membership Council
The New Code Official: A Safety 2.0 Emerging Leader’s Perspective
Presenters: Jesse De Anda, John Hudgison
90 mins
Emerging Leaders Membership Council
Open Building Inspection & Technology: Today’s Trends, Big Data, and Tomorrow’s Possibilities
Presenter: Dan Foster
90 mins
General Code
Open
Let’s Walk a Project and Review Firestop
Presenter: Sharron Halpert
3 hours
So, You Think You Know Grease Duct Wrap?
Presenter: Sharron Halpert
3 hours
New High Performance Fire Resistance Coating Applications
Presenter: Chris Birchfield
90 mins
Foam Plastic Insulation –
Exterior Wall Fire Safety

Presenters: Justin Koscher, Lorraine Ross, Jesse Beite
90 mins
The Virginia Maintenance Code
Presenters: Sean Farrell, Matt Paxton
3 hours
ICC Region VII
CLT Adhesive Tests in Support of Tall Wood Buildings
Presenters: Jason Smart, Sam Francis
90 mins
UL Resources – Navigating Fire Resistant Designs
Presenter: Jon Roberts
90 mins
Ever-Changing Structural Provisions of Our Building Codes
Presenter: S. K. Ghosh
90 mins
S. K. Ghosh & Associates
Approving and Selecting Building Products with Confidence – What to Look for in Evaluation Reports
Presenters: William Gould, Michael Temesvary
90 mins
ICC Evaluation Service
Fire & Smoke Protection Features & the New 2018 International Fire Code 701 Requirements
Presenter: Bill McHugh
90 mins
Why, When, What and Where Lighting Protection Required Lightning
Presenter: Robert Torbin
90 mins
Open
PMG Education Program sponsored by
Layers of Protection: Based on the 2018 ISPSC
Presenter: Carvin DiGiovanni
90 mins
2018 IPC® Significant Changes
Presenter: Ronald Braun
90 mins
2018 IMC, IFGC® Significant Changes
Presenter: Jim Tinner
90 mins
Residential HVAC Design Process
Presenter: John Sedine
90 mins

See the PMG Education page for more details.

Morning Building Tours
8 – 11:00 am
Afternoon Building Tours
1:30 – 4:30 pm
TOUR: Dominion Energy Center
Guide: ICC Staff
TOUR: Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Architectural and LEED Building Tour
Guide: ICC Staff
TOUR: Agecroft Hall
Guide: Sandra Hyde
TOUR: Newly Constructed American Civil War Museum “Behind the Scenes Tour”
Guide: Sandra Hyde

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

For full class descriptions (pdf) click here.

Sunday, October 21 | 9 am – 3 pm

Pre-Conference Tour: Richmond Historic Building Tour

This tour will consist of a variety of guided tours to several historical buildings in Richmond, VA. The historical facts of each building as well as the Building Code and construction challenges will be discussed. Tour speakers will include staff from each location as well as a member of the Richmond Building Department.

John Marshall House | 9 – 10 am
The house was built in 1790 and was home to the Great Chief Justice of the United States for 45 years. The house has been through two major renovations and is an outstanding example of Federal architecture and retains most of its original features.

Hippodrome Theater | 10:30 – 11:30 am
This Theatre was built in 1914 and is located an area of Richmond that was known as “Harlem of the South”. Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and other notable entertainers once performed at the “Hipp”. The theatre has been beautifully restored with meticulous attention to detail.

Taylor Mansion | 11 am – 12:30 pm
This home was built in 1907 by architect John Lankford and is adjacent to the Hippodrome Theatre. It is been renovated and is now a restaurant, the Speakeasy Grill, specializing in southern cuisine. Brunch is included as a part of the tour.

Virginia Capitol Building | 1 – 2:30 pm
The Virginia Capitol Building was designed by Thomas Jefferson with foundations dating back to 1785. It is the oldest continually used Capitol in the United States. A recent renovation has been completed including an historic restoration and addition. An Architectural Historian discuss the project.

Capitol Square | 2:30 – 3 pm
A series of rehabilitation and restoration projects have taken place in structures in the Capitol Square. The tour will include visiting the underground visitor center and viewing a partial demolition of a building.

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

Tuesday, October 23 | 8 – 11 am

Dominion Energy Center Building Tour

The cornerstone of the Dominion Energy Center is the fully renovated, historic Carpenter Theatre. This grand theater has nearly 1,800 comfortable, spacious seats, state-of-the-art acoustics and brilliant lighting, including new fiber optics that enhances the ceiling’s sparkling stars. As the Carpenter Theatre celebrates 84 years of bringing entertainment to Richmond, RPAA is excited that the space has been restored for new audiences to enjoy.

Dolly Vogt (Manager) & Steve Sweet (Facility/Technical Director) – both worked on the Dominion Energy Center (formerly Richmond Center Stage) construction project together will be on the tour. A representative from the Richmond Building Department will also join the tour.

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, October 23 | 8 am – 11 am

Agecroft Hall Building Tour

This tour will begin with 9-minute introductory film that tells the fascinating story of how Agecroft Hall came to be located in Richmond, Virginia. The focus of the guided tour is the 16th and 17th century history of the house and the material culture and lifestyle of its inhabitants. A presentation and discussion with the Curator of Collections to talk to the entire group about the building and its construction will be held. A representative from the Richmond Building Department will also join the tour.

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, October 23 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Architectural and LEED Building Tour

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University opened its doors in April 2018. This newly constructed $41 million building was designed Steve Holl Architects, Named by Time magazine as America’s Best Architect. This new center is an iconic new landmark for the City of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. To achieve LEED certification, great care has been paid to incorporate environmentally friendly systems and resources whenever possible, including the use of geothermal wells for heating and cooling the building, three green roofs to absorb stormwater and maximize insulation, and glass walls designed to exhaust heat in the summer and harness it in the winter. All of this will ensure lower operating costs, less environmental impact and a healthier environment for those using the facility.

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

Tuesday, October 23 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

American Civil War Museum: Historic Site & Newly Constructed Buildings “Behind the Scenes” Tour

The American Civil War Museum is a multi-site museum located in Richmond. This guided tour will begin at Historic Tredegar and includes interpretation around their 9-acre site and through several historic buildings. The tour will include a discussion of these buildings as well as other historical facts. The second portion of the tour will include a tour of the newly constructed museum building. This new museum building will not yet be open to the public. Building features will be discussed from a building code perspective. A member of the Richmond Building Department will join the tour.

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