A training seminar sponsored by the Indiana Association of Building Officials, Inc. a chapter of the International Code Council, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023
- 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: 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.
*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.
This seminar addresses the necessary soft skills for success as an inspector, those non-technical traits and behaviors that enhance an inspector's ability to interact with others and to successfully carry out their job duties. These include people skills such as effective communication, diplomacy and customer service, but also include skills for problem solving, professionalism, integrity and time management. In addition to a solid understanding of the technical provisions of the codes, developing appropriate soft skills are essential in pursing the goal of safe, healthy and durable buildings for the community. Developed specifically for construction inspectors in all disciplines, the topics covered are equally important to all employees of public service agencies including permit technicians, plan reviewers, managers, building officials and fire code officials. The information is also beneficial for developing policies and procedures to promote consistent and fair inspection practices while improving communications and public relations.
- Evaluate general approaches to inspection
- Apply principles of customer service
- Identify ethical behavior in the workplace
- Develop effective communication with clients and governmental staff
- Identify principles of code administration for achieving safe buildings
- Determine strategies for getting along with construction staff while inspecting the job site
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.
The registration deadline is July 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm. No registrations will be received after July 14 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.
All cancellations must be received in writing no later than July 14, 2023 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.