2014 Indiana Building Code: Penetrations, Joints and Dampers

  • 18 Aug 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville, IN 46077
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2014 Indiana Building Code: Penetrations, Joints and Dampers

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

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

  • Class will start at 9:00 a.m.
  • There will be 1-hour allotted for lunch
  • Class will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville, IN 46077

Parking:  Attendees SHOULD NOT park at Zionsville Town Hall Parking has been coordinated at Kroger and Zionsville Christian Church.  The registration confirmation email will include the map showing where parking is available and how to get to the Town Hall via sidewalks/trails.


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. 

Course Description:

The IBC uses fire-resistive rated assemblies to protect the building’s structural system, to separate adjacent spaces within the building that are not compatible, or to separate and protect adjacent buildings. In addition, the code uses smoke-resistant assemblies to limit the spread of smoke within a building and the dangers it would create for the occupants. Any opening or penetration within the rated assemblies has the potential to reduce the assembly’s performance. This course will focus on the protection provided by dampers, penetration firestops and joint systems to ensure the building and occupants are adequately protected. including a look at the concepts, testing, and installation and where each of the systems is required by the code.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the testing and performance of rated assemblies
  • Identify code requirements and referenced standards applicable to each of the various protection systems
  • Understand the distinction of through penetrations and membrane penetrations and the means to protect them
  • Recognize the importance of the manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Analyze a typical damper or penetration installation – does it meet code and standard requirements?
  • Identify some of the common mistakes made in protecting openings and penetrations
  • Discuss some of the non-code issues that are necessary for proper installations and inspections

Instructor:  John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.P.C.A., C.F.M.

John is a Technical Manager and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty- three (33) from the ICC. Having earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Delaware, he has also studied Architecture at Georgia Tech and completed courses in Emergency Management and Fire Prevention at the National Emergency Training Center. Formerly the Director of the Department of Permits and Inspections for Frederick County Maryland, he is an ICC Honorary Member, has served on the ICC- Evaluations Services (ICC- ES) Board of Directors, the ICC Code Correlating Committee, the Board of Directors for BOCA International, Inc., Maryland’s Governor’s Smart Code Strategy Group, Chaired the ICC Board for International Professional Standards and is an Honorary Member and Past President of the Maryland Building Officials Association. He currently teaches ICC administrative, building, residential, existing building, property maintenance, zoning, green building, wildland/urban interface, energy courses, and is a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, and Emmitsburg, MD. He received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010.

Registration Deadline:

The registration deadline is August 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

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 August 14, 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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