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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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Upcoming IABO Events  - Dates and topics are subject to change. 

  • October 25, 2018 - Topic TBD 
  • November 15, 2018 - Topic TBD 
  • December 13, 2018 - Topic TBD

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

Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brownsburg Fire Territory, 470 N. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112
    Register
    2005 InRC Introduction to Basic Electrical Provisions

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



    Date:  October 25, 2018

    • 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.

    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.   PPN# 17721


    Course Description:
    This seminar will provide an introduction to the basic electrical provisions of the 2005 Indiana Residential Code (675 IAC 14), Chapters 33 to 42.  The participants will learn the basic aspects of the electrical code for services, disconnects, wiring methods, over-current devices, grounding, bonding (including swimming pools), residential generators, and understanding the difference between industry/trade terminologies versus code terminology.  At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to accurately apply the code provisions for these chapters of the 2005 Indiana Residential Code.


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


    Presenter:  Dave Humphrey
    Dave Humphrey is a master electrician and electrical instructor/trainer.  Dave Humphrey teaches the electric course for the Muncie Community Schools Career Center and is an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech Community College.  In this role, Dave Humphrey provides excellent electrical and NEC instruction.

    Dave Humphrey is a third generation master electrician and holds a degree from Purdue University.

    Dave Humphrey is no stranger to the industrial electric side, having spent 30 years as a journeymen electrician at General Motors.

    Dave Humphrey has more than 40 years of electrical experience in the field.  Dave Humphrey is certified in Vibration Analysis, Infrared Thermography and Electric Motor Diagnostics.



    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is October 18, 2018.  Registrations received after October 18 will not be guaranteed class materials at the time of class.



    Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations must be received in writing no later than October 18, 2018 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.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zionsville, IN (more details to come)
    Register
    What is an Industrialized Building, Mobile Structure and Manufactured Home?  Everything You Need to Know!

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



    Date:  November 15, 2018

    • 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:  Please note this training will be held in Zionsville.  The address will be available soon.

    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:

    Coming soon...

    Course Objectives:
    Coming soon...


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


    Presenter:  Shelly Wakefield, CBO
    Shelly Wakefield, CBO, has over 45 years' experience in the building code and inspection "industry".  Shelly is currently a Project Manager/Senior Plan Reviewer with Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz, Inc. Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors.  As a Project Manager/Senior Plan Reviewer, Shelly performs building code plan reviews for code compliance for the issuance of building permits for the City of Indianapolis/Marion County, Town of Sellersburg, Town of Clarksville, City of Rushville and the City of Louisville, KY.  Shelly is the planning and zoning consultant for the City of Rushville.

    Shelly retired from the State of Indiana, Department of Homeland Security, Division of Fire and Building Safety, prior to the legislative change in 2005, Shelly was employed by the Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services, Indiana State Building Commissioner's Office.  During her tenure with the State, Shelly served as Director of Fire and Building Code Enforcement, Acting State Building Commissioner, Acting Director of Plan Review, Manager of Code Adoption, and Director of Building Code Enforcement (prior to legislative change building inspection and fire inspection were two separate divisions).

    Prior to employment with the State, Shelly was employed by the City of Columbus/Bartholomew County Indiana as Assistant Code Enforcement Officer (fancy words for Buildings and Zone Inspector).

    Shelly is a two times Past President of IABO (2004-2005 & 1996-1997) and has served on a majority of IABO's committees.  Shelly's passion lies with code education, as there is always something new to learn and she enjoys sharing code knowledge with others.

    As from being a Certified Building Official (CBO), Shelly holds additional certification as a building inspector/plan review, plumbing inspector/plan reviewer, fire inspector and residential inspector to name a few.  Shelly is also a member of the National Certification Program for Code Construction Inspector (NCPCCI) Plumbing Exam's test development committee.





    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is November 8, 2018.  Registrations received after November 8 will not be guaranteed class materials at the time of class.



    Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 8, 2018 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.

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brownsburg Fire Territory, 470 N. Northfield Dr., Brownburg, IN 46112
    Register
    Code Palooza

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



    Date:  December 13, 2018

    • 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.

    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:
    Details to come...


    Course Objectives:

    Details to come...



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


    Presenter: TBA





    Registration Deadline:

    The registration deadline is December 6, 2018.  Registrations received after December 6 will not be guaranteed class materials at the time of class.



    Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations must be received in writing no later than December 6, 2018 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 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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