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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
Please note May 5th is a primary election day so vote early!

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 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    2020 Indiana Residential Code:  Building Safety Features

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


    Date: February 20, 2020

    • 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


    Cost*:

    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:

    This seminar addresses the critical concepts of the 2020 Indiana Residential Code regarding fire and life safety issues.  These concepts provide a basis for the correct use of the code in building planning, fire-resistance, means of egress, emergency escape and rescue, safety glazing and other building safety provisions.  Discussion relates to the design, plan review and inspection decisions necessary to ensure safe residential buildings complying with the 2020 InRC.


    Presenter:  Roger Axel, C.B.O.

    Building Inspector, Retired; 12 years construction experience as self-employed contractor, 30 years inspection experience (10 years building inspector, 5 years plans examiner, 15 years building official) including single and multi-family residential, educational, industrial, business and mercantile occupancies including the Mall of America; Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education, University of Minnesota; Associate in Applied Science Degree in Building Inspection Technology, Inver Hills Community College; State of Minnesota Certified Building Official; Multiple International Code Council Certifications; ICC instructor; instructor for Housing and Building Inspection Institute at UW-Madison College of Engineering; instructor for MN Licensed Residential Contractor continuing education seminars; past Chairman, and past Executive Officer of the Association of MN Building Officials; active member of the Association of MN Building Officials, the 10,000 Lakes Chapter, MN Building Permit Technicians and the Upper Great Plains Region III Chapters of the International Code Council.


    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is February 13, 2020 or until we have reached 100 registrations.  Registrations received after February 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 February 13, 2020 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.

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville
    • 60
    Register
    2020 Indiana Residential Code:  Wood Wall Bracing

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


    Date: March 19, 2020

    • 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


    Cost*:

    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:

    This seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of the 2020 Indiana Residential Code wood wall bracing requirements.  The seminar will focus on basic requirements and clarify the application of wall bracing provisions in the IRC wall bracing Sections R602.10 thru R602.12.  Goal: Participants will successfully apply the provisions of the 2018 IRC to case studies involving bracing requirements for wood-framed residential structures in their region. 


    Presenter:  Sandra Hyde, P.E. Senior Staff Engineer

    Sandra Hyde, P.E. is a Staff Engineer with the ICC Product Development Group where she develops and reviews technical resources dealing with the structural provisions of the codes. Sandra has developed technical seminars for the IBC and IRC highlighting code changes. She has experience in manufacturing and research with an engineered wood products company.  With a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering, Sandra is a Registered Civil Engineer in Idaho and California, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho and the local and state chapters of building officials


    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is March 12, 2020 or until we have reached 100 registrations.  Registrations received after March 12 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 March 12, 2020 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.

    • 04 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Indianapolis Marriott East
    Register
    Join us for the 2020 Indiana Code Education Conference  


    Join your IABO colleagues at the Indianapolis Marriott East for education, networking, vendors, and the annual business meeting.


    Click here to visit the conference page for more information.


    Full Registration:

    Member*      $495

    Non-member:  $650


    Day Registration: 
    Member* - Monday                                          $175
    Member* - Tuesday:                                          FREE
    Member* - Wednesday:                                   $125

    Non-member - Monday                                   $225
    Non-member - Tuesday:                                  FREE
    Non-member - Wednesday:                            $150


    * Member includes Active, Professional, Associate and Honorary


    Full Registration: includes breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; reception/dinner on Monday and Tuesday


    Day Registration: includes lunch for that day


    Meal Package:  meals may be purchased for spouses/guests:

    Breakfast:  $10 per meal (available for Tuesday and Wednesday)

    Lunch:  $15 per meal (available for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

    Reception/Dinner:  $25 per meal (available Monday and Tuesday)



    Hotel:
    Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219

    All attendees are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms by contacting Indianapolis Marriott East at 1-800-991-3346 or click here to book online.  If asked use group code Indiana Association of Building Officials.  

    Rooms cannot be guaranteed if reservations are not made in advance.


    Please register no later than Monday, April 20.  Class materials may not be available for those who register after the registration deadline.


    Cancellation Policy - All cancellations must be received in writing no later than Monday, April 20 to avoid penalty.  All late cancellations and no shows will billed for 50% of the registration fee.  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.

Past events

16 Jan 2020 2018 IRC Essentials with Indiana Amendments
15 Jan 2020 2018 IRC Essentials with Indiana Amendments
20 Nov 2019 2014 Indiana Building Code: Chapter 34
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

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