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Indiana Association of Building Officials



September 25-27, 2023


Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 West Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
(260) 420-1100

Join us for education, networking, exhibitors’ show, meals & entertainment and the annual business meeting.

The Indiana Association of Building Officials is again hosting the Indiana Code Education Conference (ICEC) at  Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne. This conference is a great opportunity to participate in excellent education classes including residential, commercial and fire codes.  There will be time to network with other IABO members, exhibitors and others who will be there for the education classes and festivities.


Monday, September 25, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Conference Registration
12:00 - 1:00 pm  Exhibitors Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm  Exhibitors Show
1:00 - 2:30 pm  First Aid for Inspectors
3:00 - 4:30 pm  First Aid for Inspectors
4:45 - 5:30 pm  Annual Business Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 pm  Exhibitors Reception/Dinner
8:00 - 11:30 pm  Hospitality Room

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am  Registration
9:00 am- 4:00 pm  IRC Sites, Soils, Footing, Foundations, and Locations
9:00 am- 4:00 pm  Flammable Finishes and High Piled Storage

12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch
5:00 - 7:30 pm  Dinner/Scholarship Auction
8:00 - 11:30 pm  Hospitality

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am  Registration
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  IRC Essentials
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  IFC/IBC Fire Protection Systems
12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch


Residential Track:

September 26, 2023

2018 IRC Sites, Soils, Footings, Foundations and Locations on the Lot w/ Indiana Amendments (6-hours)

  • This seminar provides in-depth training on the IRC code provisions for getting a “building out of the ground.” The seminar is applicable to all aspects of the regulatory/design/construction community, including contractors, design professionals, plans examiners and inspectors. Major topics include Soils and Geotechnical Reports, Soils Drainage, Use of Prescriptive Tables, Slabs on Ground, Slope Requirements, Basements and Crawl Spaces.


September 27, 2023

2018 IRC Essentials w/ Indiana Amendments (6-hours)

  • This seminar examines basic concepts of the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) that provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IRC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the code’s intended application. This seminar will also help the code user to correctly locate the applicable code requirements.


Residential Instructor:

Sandra Hyde, P.E. Senior Staff Engineer

Sandra Hyde, P.E. is a Staff Engineer with the ICC Product Development Group where she develops and reviews technical resources dealing with the structural provisions of the codes. Sandra has developed technical seminars for the IBC and IRC highlighting code changes. She has experience in manufacturing and research with an engineered wood products company. With a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Sandra is a Registered Civil Engineer in Idaho and California, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho and the local and state chapters of building officials.



Commercial Track:

September 26, 2023

2012 IFC Flammable Finishes (3-hours)

  • Participants will be better able to have a basic understanding of the hazards and the requirements for various flammable finishing activities based on the provisions in the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC), 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC), and the 2008 National Electrical Code.

2012 IFC/IBC High-Piled Storage (3-hours)

  • This seminar provides a basic understanding of the hazards associated with high-piled combustible storage and introduces the participants to the provisions in Chapter 32 of the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC). In addition, because of the importance of automatic sprinkler systems in the protection of high-piled combustible storage, the seminar places special emphasis on the classification of commodities and understanding the design criteria in NFPA 13 for storage.


September 27, 2023

2012 IFC & IBC Fire Protection Systems w/ Indiana Amendments (6-hours)

  • This seminar is designed to guide participants through the 2012 IBC and IFC requirements related to fire protection systems (Chapter 9). The topics addressed include suppression systems, standpipe systems, automatic fire alarm systems, automatic detection systems and additional fire protection assemblies. Because the 2012 IFC and Chapter 9 of the 2012 IBC have such broad scopes, the focus of this seminar is to review design, construction, inspection and testing requirements for the various systems.


Commercial Instructor:

Terrell Stripling

Terrell is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry.  He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology.  His experience in fire prevention, code management and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy is reflected in Terrell’s passion for education.  At the college level, he has served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department.  He utilizes the theory of the code along with hands-on practical application to achieve ICC’s vision of “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people creating better buildings and safer communities.”

Registration & Cost

Full Conference Registration (includes all meals):

Member*      $495

Non-member:  $650


Day Registration (includes lunch): 
Member* - Monday                                          $175
Member* - Tuesday:                                         $175
Member* - Wednesday:                                   $175

Non-member - Monday                                   $225
Non-member - Tuesday:                                  $225

Non-member - Wednesday:                            $225

Meals for Spouses/Guests (please order by September 8):

Breakfast:  $10 per meal (available for Tuesday and Wednesday)

Lunch:  $15 per meal (available for Tuesday and Wednesday)

Reception/Dinner:  $25 per meal (available Monday and Tuesday)


Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center
1020 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

All attendees are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms.  Rooms may be reserved online using the below link: 


Please use group code ICEC-Annual Business Meeting so that you are part of the Indiana Association of Building Officials room block in order to receive the room rate of $129 plus taxes/fees.  The deadline to book your room is August 25, 2023.  Rooms cannot be guaranteed if reservations are not made in advance.  Room cancellation is the responsibility of the individual.

Hotel Cancellation: Any hotel room cancellations are the responsibility of the registrant and must be made by the hotel's cancellation deadline.


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