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Indiana Association of Building Officials


Monday, April 29, 2019

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Topic:  "100 Essential Rules of the NEC"

Speaker:  Dave Humphrey
Jefferson B

This seminar, based on the 2009 Indiana Electrical Code, is devoted exclusively to all NEC requirements that directly relate to fire and electrical shock hazards.  These 101 rules were chosen as the most relevant safety rules of which every electrical professional need to be aware.  This is a great reference tool for code compliance, electrical training, and is ideal for weekly safety meetings.  This course distills all of the code rules down to the 101 that really address the issues of safe electrical installations and should be attended by every electrical professional.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Track 1 - "Weather Resistive Barriers and Code"
Speaker:  Colin Miller, Monsma Marketing
Jefferson A

This seminar will discuss various types and installations of Weather Resistant Barrier Systems, as well as flashing integration and alternatives allowed per the exceptions in 2005 InRC R703.1.1.  Key code sections referenced will be R703 Exterior Covering, R703.1.1 Water Resistance, R703.2 Water Resistive Barriers, and R703.8 Flashing.

Track 2 - "Creating a Self-Supporting Building Department"                        
Speaker:  John Caywood, Allen County Building Department
Jefferson B

This class will provide the participant with methods to offset costs associated with running a building department through permit fees, licensure, testing and penalties.

Track 3 - "LP FlameBlock" and "LP SmartSide"
Speaker:  David Thomas, LP Building Solutions
Jefferson C

LP FlameBlock Fire-Resistant Structural Panels
The course looks at Fire-Retardant Cementitious Coated (FRCC) Oriented Strand Board (OSB); its constitution, history and the most common applications in wall and roof systems.  The course also covers key building code and fire code requirements relevant to FRCC OSB.  Upon course completion, participants will be able to describe the components of FRCC OSB, demonstrate how FRCC OSB meets code requirements, discuss testing standards relevant to FRCC OSB, and describe/discuss FRCC OSB applications.

LP SmartSide Engineered Wood Siding
This seminar is an introduction to treated engineered wood siding and its use in light commercial and multi-family construction projects, with explanations of and comparisons to other cladding options commonly specified for these projects.  Course content also includes the key benefits of treated engineered wood siding, such as design potential, workability, durability, sustainability and use in fire-rated assemblies.  The course will provide an overview of multi-family (MF) and light commercial (LC) construction types for which treated engineered wood siding (TEWS) is a cladding option, and review the major exterior cladding options available for these applications, as well as discuss its history, how it's made, why it's sustainable.  Upon course completion, participants will understand common MF and LC cladding assemblies rated to meet fire codes, including those using TEWS.

9:35 - 10:35 a.m.

Track 1 - "Opening Doors to Design Opportunities"
Speaker:  Doug Zachary, Shaffner Heaney/McKeon Door Company
Jefferson A

This seminar coves the many aspects of fire and life safety code requirements, and how those code requirements affect egress and building design.  By the end of this program, the participants will be able to differentiate between fire walls and fire barriers, and understand the regulatory standards governing the use and application of opening protectives.

Track 2 - "Electrical Meter Safety and Verifying Building/Earth Grounding"
Speaker:  Philip Mondro, Fluke
Jefferson B

This seminar will offer a best practices discussion on verifying building electrical integrity, bonding, earth grounding.

Track 3 - "Basics of Engineered Lumber Products "
Speaker:  Dave Pritchett, Weyerhaeuser
Jefferson C

This seminar will provide participants with an overview and field application of engineered lumber products such as I-Joists, LVL, LSL and PSL beams.

10:40 - 11:40 a.m.
Track 1 - "Fire and Smoke Rated Curtains"
Speaker:  Doug Zachary, Shaffner Heaney/McKeon Door Company
Jefferson A

This seminar will acquaint the participant with the many aspects of Fire and Smoke Rated Curtains, and the specific Code Requirements relating to the curtains and their applications. Upon course completion, participants will be able to understand and comprehend the basic guidelines for smoke migration and smoke management, and will be able to analyze the use of draft curtains as they pertain to smoke migration and smoke management.  Attendees will compare the characteristics of the flexible fabric egress door and the current egress requirements of the IBC, and will review the building code requirements of opening protectives and how those requirements related to flexible fire and smoke rated fabric.

Track 2 - "The Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) - Trends and Analysis"
Speaker:  Dale Thomure
Jefferson B

This session covers the background and application of ISO's BCEGS program.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the key criteria used in the evaluation process and the overall impact of the classification in the insurance industry and in the government sector.  Session attendees will also gain a better understanding of national trends in building code enforcement and will be able to compare their own departments to the national trends to discover how they are progressing compared to their peers.  Session will also cover FEMA uses of BCEGS data and various grants and programs that utilize building code enforcement data.

Track 3 - "How to Read Truss Documentation"
Speaker:  Leslie Stallons, MiTek
Jefferson C

Participants to this seminar will learn the basic design forces that are present in metal plate connected rood and floor trusses.  They will also learn how to read basic truss design drawings and how to interpret them.  An overview of truss design software will be presented with details on how the lumber and metal connector plates are designed for trusses, and the class will also involve a discussion on the standard wood truss construction details available from the industry.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Track 1  - "2005 Indiana Residential Code, Chapters 4-10"

Speaker:  Roger Axel, CBO
Jefferson A

This seminar will provide an overview of the critical concepts of the 2003 IRC.  These concepts provide a basis for code enforcement professionals correct utilization of the code in all facets of their job.  The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the 2003 IRC so that participants will be able to locate, describe and apply applicable code requirements of the 2003 IRC to determine compliance or noncompliance.


  • Locate general topics (Chapters) in the 2003 IRC.
  • Locate applicable tables in the 2003 IRC for specific situations.
  • Apply code requirements to clear-cut cases.
  • Explain the intent behind a given code requirement.
  • Use judgment to identify borderline scenarios as compliant or non-compliant.

Track 2 -  "2014 Indiana Building Code, Means of Egress"
Speaker:  Doug Thornburg, AIA, CBO
Jefferson B

This seminar addresses numerous provisions in the 2014 Indiana Building Code where the code contains requirements pertaining to establishing a means of egress in buildings.  Participants will be presented with specific problems related to means of egress and will be asked to solve each case study.  The course is intended to help plan reviewer or building code officials responsible for plan review identify those areas where plan review will include compliance with the IBC.  During this training, participants will be listening to lecture and viewing examples, as well as discussing sections of the IBC that pertain to plan review of a commercial building.  They will participate in activities that involve a set of plans.

Course Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:  List and describe each of the three parts of a means of egress.
  • Identify the eight fundamentals means of egress design issues.
  • Calculate the occupant load and determine the required means of egress capacity.
  • Determine the required number of exit access doorways and exits.
  • Determine the requirements for arrangement of the means of egress elements, including:  the location of exit access doorways and exits, the exit access travel distance, the common path of egress travel, any egress through adjoining spaces.
  • Determine the requirements for the design, including fire-resistance-rated construction, of egress elements, including corridors; stairways; exit passageways; areas of refuge and horizontal exits.
  • Determine the requirements for door hardware, including panic hardware and door latching devices.
  • Determine the requirements for locations and amounts of means of egress lighting and signage.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of a horizontal exit as part of a means of egress plan.
  • Evaluate the means of egress in assembly spaces.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of accessible means of egress.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Topic:  "2012 ICC Commercial Kitchen Hoods"
Speaker:  Terrell Stripling
Jefferson B/C

This seminar will address the applicable requirements in the 2014 Indiana Mechanical Code, 2014 Indiana Fire Code, 2014 Indiana Fuel Gas Code, 2014 Indiana Building Code, and 2010 Indiana Energy Conservation Code as applicable to commercial kitchen hoods.  It emphasizes commercial hood and duct construction , when commercial hoods are required, what type of hood is required for different cooking appliances, and air movement requirements for commercial cooking hoods.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the requirements applicable to commercial kitchen hoods in the IMC, IFC, IFGC, IBC and IECC.
  • Identify code compliance for commercial hood and duct construction.
  • Determine when hoods are required, what type of hood is required for various cooking appliances.
  • Identify requirements for air movement for commercial cooking hoods.

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