Chapter 34, IBC, and Code Applications for Existing Buildings

  • 07 Dec 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Brownsburg Town Hall, Eaton Hall, 61 N. Green St., Brownsburg, IN 46112


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Chapter 34, IBC, and Code Applications for Existing Buildings

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

Date:  December 7, 2017

  • 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. The PPN# for this class is 1060-1652.

Course Description:
The course will provide a tutorial of utilizing Chapter 34, 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

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

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 RTM 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 included instructing in the IUPUI Fire and Building Code Technology Program.

Registration Deadline:

The registration deadline is November 30 , 2017.  Registrations received after November 30 will not be guaranteed class materials at the time of class.

Cancelation Policy:
All cancelations must be received in writing no later than November 30, 2017 to avoid penalty.  All late cancelations and no shows will be billed $50.  Faxed cancelations 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.

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