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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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  • 13 Dec 2018 8:30 AM
    Brownsburg Fire Territory, 470 N. Northfield Dr., Brownburg, IN 46112

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

Upcoming events

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


    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:
    Wondering what is Code Palooza?

    Members have been asking - we have been listening and Code Palooza is an organized Round Table Discussion on various topics with various table presenters.

    Class participants will spend 55 minutes at each table and will be required to "visit" (sign in and out) of six (6) of the possible 10 Round Table Discussions.

    Code Palooza format as follows:
    25-minute presentation on the specific topic
    30-minute discussion (question and answer) on that topic
    At the end of the 55-minute session, participants will move to a different table and the process starts over.

    Code Palooza Topics:

    • Preparation and "how to" ideas on Certification Testing - James Straws, IABO President
    • 2005 Indiana Residential Code Framing "Issues" - Steve McDermott, Town of Griffith
    • Fire Stopping Myths about Firestopping - Heather Million, Territory Manager, SPI Firestopping
    • Basic Facts of Residential Engineered Lumber - Dave Pritchett, Territory Manager, Wyerhaeuser
    • Deck Construction - Brian Herald, Territory Manager, Simpson Strong-Tie
    • Residential Code - Load  Calculations "How many Chevy's can Stack on a Header?" - John Hawkins, Principal, Kovert Hawkins Architects
    • E-Occupancy - Day Care Facilities - Jeff Short, Assistant Section Chief - Code Enforcement, Division of Fire & Safety, Indiana Department of Homeland Security
    • Fire Alarm Inspections - Tom Zornes, Fire Suppression Business Development Manager CPS Americas, Siemens Industry, Inc.
    • Concrete (Topic to be announced) - Chad Montgomery, Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association (IRMCA) Promotions Manager
    • ICC Evaluation Services (Tentative)

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


    Coming soon...

    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

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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