Indiana Association of
Building Officials


Speakers


Greg Dietz
Greg is the Building Commissioner for the Town of Sellersburg.  Greg is retired from the Sellersburg Fire Department with 30 years of service and served as the Fire Inspector, Fire Chief and Instructor.  Greg is a Certified Residential Building Inspector by International Code Council.


Bob Schutz, P.E., P.S., CBO
Robert J. Schutz, P.E., P.S., CBO, has served as an Assistant Architect Administrator at the Ohio Board of Building Standards.  While with the State of Ohio, he has oversight of the new Residential Code of Ohio program, including certification of local residential code departments and personnel.  Previously, Bob served ICC as Manager of Instructors with responsibilities for the selection, oversight and quality of ICC's cadre of staff and contract instructors.  His varied previous experiences include active military service during the 1980's as an Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officer; building code enforcement for several central Ohio jurisdictions, including ten years as Chief Building Official (CBO) for the City of Powell where he also served as City Engineer and Director of Public Services; and Chief Engineer, for the Ohio Department of Health where he chaired the state's plumbing advisory board, was chief of plumbing and was a voting member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards.  He is experienced in combat instruction, facilities engineering and project management as well as having been a plumber, sheet metal worker and brick mason.


Mr. Schutz has a civil engineering degree from Ohio Northern University with post graduate studies at the University of Southern California and the Ohio State University in environmental law, land-use planning and public administration.  He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor, certified Chief Building Official and holds Ohio certifications as Building Official, Plans Examiner and Inspector for Building, Plumbing, Electrical Safety and Residential.  Bob instructs IBC structural and nonstructural seminars, all IRC subjects, mechanical, plumbing and fuel gas codes and administrative topics.


Jeff Short, CBO, FI II

Jeff Short is one of six Assistant Section Chief's within Code Enforcement, Office of the State Fire Marshal for the Division of Fire & Building Safety in the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.  He supports a staff of 40 inspectors and office staff that are responsible for all of the fire and building code enforcement in the State of Indiana.


Jeff has been with the Fire Marshal's Office since the spring of 1985.  He has spent the majority of his time assisting licensed child care centers and unlicensed registered child care ministries with their code questions and helping them come into code compliance.  His understanding of Chapter 31, Indiana Fire Code, Tents and Other Membrane Structures, was developed later in his career by accident and is something he has turned into a large part of his activities with the office.


Jeff came to Indiana after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Fire Protection.


Terrell Stripling, International Code Council

Terrell is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry.  He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology.


His experience in fire prevention, code management and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy is reflected in Terrell's passion for education.  At the college level, he has served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department.  He utilizes the theory of the code along with hands-on practical application to achieve ICC's vision of Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people creating better buildings and safer communities."



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