2014 Indiana Building Code: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing Chapter 34

  • 17 Feb 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • MADE@Plainfield, 1610 Reeves Rd., Plainfield, IN 46168
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2014 Indiana Building Code: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing Chapter 34

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

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • 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: Made at Plainfield, 1610 Reeves Rd., Plainfield, IN 46168


Member $100

Non-member:  $125

*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. ICC PPN# 1060-31172

Course Description:

The 2014 Indiana Building Code allows “Compliance Alternatives” found in Chapter 34 to be used by building owners to encourage existing buildings to undergo a change of occupancy use (rehabilitated) without incurring major costs of bringing the entire building up to current requirements for new construction.

This seminar is designed for code officials who would like to better understand, apply, and enforce the various and somewhat complex code compliance alternatives requirements in Chapter 34. There are

eighteen different category considerations of the passive and active fire protection features of the building that should be properly evaluated by the code official. It is crucial for the code official to have a

proper understanding of all of these various code considerations to ensure these compliance alternatives have been properly assessed.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the 2014 Indiana Building Code, which include Indiana Amendments, to this seminar. There will be class exercises throughout the seminar that will require ready access of the building code.

Instructor:  Ron Ritchey

Ron Ritchey began his career with the National Fire Sprinkler Association in 2016 after retiring from the Lafayette Fire Department (Indiana) with 23 years of service, sixteen of those years as Assistant Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau. He currently provides membership services for five states in the Great Lakes Region and develops and provides NFSA training seminars for code officials, code consultants, building owners, and design professionals throughout the country.


Mr. Ritchey holds numerous state and national certifications, and his formal education includes earning an Associate’s Degree in Public Safety and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Ron currently serves on several technical committees including the International Code Council’s Fire Code Interpretation Committee (ICC-FCIC); the following National Fire Protection Association Committees- NFPA 1 Fire Code-Special Equipment, Processes, and Hazardous Materials (FCC-HAZ); NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, Residential Occupancies (SAF-RES); and NFPA 5000 Building Code, Building Code, Residential (BLD-RES).


Ron is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council, numerous Fire Chief and Fire Inspector associations, and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).

Registration Deadline:

The registration deadline is February 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm.  No registrations will be received after February 13 and no walk-ins will be allowed the day of the training.

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, 2022 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.

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