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Indiana Association of Building Officials

Education and training

Continuing education and development is imperative to reach high level of standards. Indiana Association of Building Officials holds seminars, workshops and classes that help professionals in our industry advance.

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Spring 2020: May 4 - May 6
Marriott Indianapolis East, Indianapolis, IN
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Fall 2020: Sept. 13 & Sept. 14
Fairfield at Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks, IN

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The safety of Indiana citizens is why we offer critical and timely educational opportunities.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville
    2014 Indiana Building Code: Chapter 34

    A training seminar sponsored by the Indiana Association of Building Officials, Inc. a chapter of the International Code Council, Inc.

    Date: November 20, 2019

    • Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
    • Class will start at 9:00 a.m.
    • There will be 1-hour allotted for lunch (lunch will not be provided)
    • Class will conclude at 4:00 p.m.
    Location:  Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville


    Member $100, this fee will cover the instructor and materials

    Non-member:  $125, this fee will cover the instructor and materials

    Lunch will not be provided

    *IABO has applied for funding through the Statewide Fire and Building Safety Education Fund (675 IAC 12-11).  Please DO NOT pay in advance as an invoice will be sent following the class.

    This course consists of six contact hours and earns 0.6 ICC PPN CEU's. 

    Course Description:

    The course will provide a tutorial of utilizing Chapter 24, IBC, as well as a thorough exploration of code applications to existing buildings, including maintenance, alterations, change of occupancy, and additions to existing buildings.  However, the course will also explore concepts affecting the application of accessibility, energy conservation, and other codes to existing buildings under a variety of conditions.  The course will include an extensive evaluation of change of occupancy of existing buildings, including the tutorial of utilizing Chapter 34 with specific examples.  Because of the broad scope and potential varied subjects of interest of this topic, attendees are encouraged to bring specific questions for discussion.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain a greater understanding of the application of Chapter 34, IBC, as it applies to a change of occupancy in an existing building
    • Gain a greater understanding of the distinctions between maintenance, alteration, and change of occupancy of existing buildings
    • Gain a greater understanding of how specific scopes of alteration impact the manner in which codes are applied to existing buildings
    • Gain a greater understanding of how basic fire protection system requirements in the building code may apply to different scopes of construction or alteration in an existing building
    • Gain a greater understanding of the code impact of additions to existing buildings

    Presenter:  Edwin L. Rensink
    Mr. Rensink has over 30 years of private sector experience in building code consulting using the various national model codes as well as the National Fire Protection Association Fire Codes.  He has served as code consultant for a diverse range of projects involving nearly every type of building use.  He is a founding principal of TRM Consultants.

    Mr. Rensink has also developed numerous building code training programs for Architects, Engineers, and other clients, which he conducts throughout the State of Indiana.  These include registered AIA/CES programs providing continuing education credits to Architects.  he has also served as a faculty member in the Purdue University Building Construction Management program's extension office in Indianapolis.  He also serves on the ad hoc Indiana Building Code Committee.  he is a member of the International Code Council.  Mr. Rensink attended Indiana University, School of Arts & Sciences and Purdue University at Indianapolis, school of Engineering & Technology.

    Mr. Rensink was previously employed with the Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services as a senior code review official, reviewing building plans for the State Building Commissioner and the State Fire Marshal.  Additional responsibilities including instructing in the IUPUI Fire and Building Code Technology Program.2014 InBC Chpater 34.

    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is November 13, 2019.  Registrations received after November 13 will not be guaranteed class materials at the time of class.

    After registration is successfully submitted a confirmation email will be sent to the email address entered during registration.

    Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 13, 2019 to avoid penalty.  All late cancellations and no shows will be billed $50.  Faxed cancellations must be verified they were received.  It is the responsibility of the registrant to make the verification.  Emergencies will be dealt with on an individual basis.

    Attendance Notice Regarding Certificates/Funding: 

    Indiana Association of Building Officials is committed to complying with the requirements of the Division of Fire and Building Safety, as they administer the education fund.

    As Indiana Association of Building Officials submits the request for funding on behalf of the membership, IABO will not submit an attendee’s name who does NOT attend the entire class; failure to attend the entire class renders that attendee ineligible for funding.

Past events

16 Oct 2019 Electrical Provisions: 2005 InRC & 2009 InEC (When, Where and Why)
22 Sep 2019 2019 Fall Indiana Code Education Conference
21 Aug 2019 2014 InBC Fire Door Systems: A Guide to Code Compliance
17 Jul 2019 2014 InBC Performing Structural Plan Reviews
19 Jun 2019 7 C's for Inspectors
15 May 2019 2009 Indiana Electrical Code - Grounding and Bonding
29 Apr 2019 2019 Indiana Code Education Conference
20 Mar 2019 Residential Swimming Pools & Electrical Bonding
20 Feb 2019 2005 IRC Mechanical Fuel Gas Provisions including Combustion Air, Ventilation, Gas Pipe Sizing and other related topics
13 Dec 2018 Code Palooza
15 Nov 2018 What is an Industrialized Building, Mobile Structure and Manufactured Home? Everything You Need to Know!
25 Oct 2018 2005 InRC Introduction to Basic Electrical Provisions
16 Sep 2018 2018 Fall Indiana Code Education Conference
22 Aug 2018 2012 IBC Fundamentals
25 Jul 2018 2012 IFC/IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions
27 Jun 2018 2012 IFC High-Piled Combustible Storage
23 Apr 2018 2018 Indiana Code Education Conference
22 Mar 2018 Essentials of Quality Concrete
22 Feb 2018 NFPA 72
25 Jan 2018 The General Administrative Rules (675 IAC 12) Rules 3,4,5,6,9,10,11 and 13
07 Dec 2017 Chapter 34, IBC, and Code Applications for Existing Buildings
15 Nov 2017 2014 Indiana Mechanical Code & 2014 Indiana Fuel Gas Code
10 Sep 2017 2017 Fall Indiana Code Education Conference
24 Aug 2017 Introduction to Sprinklers, Pumps and Standpipes
27 Jul 2017 Transitioning from 2003 IRC to 2015 IRC
22 Jun 2017 2014 InBC Care Facilities Provisions
25 May 2017 2005 Indiana Residential Code Chapter 11 and RES Check AND 2009 Indiana Electric Code to Solar Energy
27 Mar 2017 2017 Indiana Code Education Conference
02 Mar 2017 Residential Code: Swimming Pools
02 Feb 2017 Overview of Fire Provisions
27 Oct 2016 Introduction to Basic Electric
22 Sep 2016 Introduction to Basic Residential Plan Review
28 Aug 2016 IABO Member Benefit Days and Membership Meeting
26 May 2016 2005 InRC: Residential Code, Structural Chapters; 4 Foundations, 5 Floors, 6 Walls, and 8 Roof-Ceiling Construction
11 Apr 2016 Indiana Code Education Conference and Annual Business Meeting
24 Mar 2016 Indiana Commercial Swimming Pool Code
28 Jan 2016 2012 IBC Means of Egress
08 Nov 2015 IABO Member Benefit Days
15 Oct 2015 2012 InPC Design, Installation and Inspection Principles
18 Sep 2015 2012 IFC Transition from the 2006 IFC
27 Aug 2015 2005 InRC Chapters 4-10
05 Aug 2015 FIRESTOPPING - Plan Review and Inspection Based on the 2012 IBC

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
~Benjamin Franklin

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. ~Albert Einstein

When you learn, teach, when you get, give. 

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