Upcoming Events and Training

Listed below are upcoming events and training opportunities for building codes officials.

 

 

 


 
Through our partnership with SPEER, the following webinars and meetings are available. Please register in advance for each event. ​After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Topic: Proper HVAC Sizing, ACCA Manuals J, S, & D, and Flex Duct Installation
Description: The IRC requires the use of manuals J, S & D. Flex duct manufacturers have specific installation instructions. These items and more must come together for an efficient & effective HVAC system. The webinar will focus on: Residential code compliant HVAC installation, HVAC best practices, flex duct installation, other code & comfort considerations.
Presenter: Jason Vandever, SPEER

When: October 22nd, 2021 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CDT
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MeNhUPupTXi3FFlpps3x0w

Topic: What Code Officials Need to Know About HVAC Design
Description: Wes Davis, ACCA's Director of Technical Services, will join us for a presentation of, "What Code Officials Need to Know About HVAC Design." We will examine Manual J and load calculations. Also discussed will the the importance of proper equipment selection. Finally, we will look at the importance of a proper duct system design. During the course we will go into details about ACCA Manual J load calculation, block loads vs room by room, latent vs sensible and more. During the ACCA Manual S portion we'll discuss the importance of OEM data and proper equipment selection and how they play a role in CZ A vs B. During the ACCA Manual D portion we will discuss various duct systems, static pressure considerations, effective length and more.
Presenter: Luis Escobar, ACCA

When: October 26th, 2021 11:00 am- 12:30 pm CDT
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w97CZmNHTXSJiXS0KqvXRQ


City Efficiency Leadership Council (CELC) "Virtual" Roundtable - Fall 2021

SPEER, in collaboration with the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), invites you to become part of the City Efficiency Leadership Council (CELC). The CELC is a collaborative of cities, school districts, and other public entities across the state, engaged in sharing opportunities for partnership and resource exchange to expand the adoption of energy management best practices.  There will be a presentation that highlights a new report, Leading Practices in Climate Adaptation, from the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA), a leader in climate adaptation for over a decade. 
Presenter: Heather Dalrymple, Austin Water’s Climate Protection Consultant  

10/21 Gulf Region* -REGISTER HERE
11/4 Central Texas*REGISTER HERE
11/18 North Texas*REGISTER HERE
* This meeting is closed to vendors or service providers.
 

CELC Webinar- It’s Baked In: Keeping the Lights on During Extreme Weather Events

During this webinar, learn what resources are available to support the development of your critical infrastructure microgrid and the best practices to ensure you are getting the best onsite generation for your needs.

Speaker: Gavin Dillingham, PhD, CCP; Director, Clean Energy- Houston Advanced Research Center
When: October 28th, 2021 10:00 am- 11:00 am CDT
Register for the webinar at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JSERub98TMitWu2dKwF7PQ

The following training events are offered through the International Codes Council's online training platform. The Code Council offers live virtual classrooms, webinars, and online courses, so you can continue to advance your career and expand your industry knowledge from any location. 

Training 1: Millenials in Code Enforcement
This class demonstrates strategies that blend the differing age disparities in code enforcement. It also explains the differences in generational occupational tendencies that may disturb the continuity in the workplace and how changes in managerial s
kills can support the varying needs of code enforcement staff.

Register in advance for this training:  Registration
​After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training 2: 2018 Residential Building Inspector B1 Certification Test Academy
The residential building inspector test academy is designed to assist you with taking the B1 Certification Exam. The test academy will cover in detail the topics of the exam. Throughout the academy you will be given an opportunity to answer questions that reference the exam resources. The topics that will be covered: code administration; building planning; footings and foundation; floor construction; wall construction and coverings; roof/ceiling construction and public safety and special construction of the residential building inspector certification exam.

Register in advance for this training:  Registration 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training 3: 2018 IBC Special Topics Day 1
Based on the provisions of IBC Section 508, this seminar addresses those special requirements applicable to buildings containing two or more occupancy classifications. The three mixed-occupancy options are presented along with examples and exercises that illustrate the proper application of the provisions.

Register in advance for this training:  Registration 
​After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training 4: Legal Aspects of Code Administration
Provides code officials with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of codes with regard to enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. In this course participants will discuss historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building cons
truction and materials, and learn how to interpret and applying local government, state and federal legislative laws, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of a building code. Participants will also be able to define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code and establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals. By using the guidelines presented in the course, participants will learn how to effectively testify in a court of law.

Register in advance for this training:  Registration
​After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

​Training 5: Tall Mass Timber Building and the 2021 IBC
The 2021 International Building Code allows for construction of tall mass timber buildings with larger heights and areas than previously permitted in Types III, IV, and V construction. This course will provide an overview of mass timber which include
s any product currently permitted for use in Type IV (heavy timber) construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glued laminated timber, mechanically laminated decking , and large section sawn timbers. Learn about provisions first introduced in the 2015 and 2018 IBC for mass timber construction as well as an overview of tall mass timber construction per the 2021 IBC and 2021 International Fire Code. 

Register in advance for this training:  Registration 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training 6: 2018 Commercial Building Inspection Institute
The Commercial Building Inspection Institute is designed to assist you with becoming an effective commercial building inspector. This course will increase your ability to apply the requirements of the IBC in the field during an inspection. The institute will cover in detail the topics these topics: general administration; building planning; footings and foundation; floor construction; wall construction and coverings; roof/ceiling construction and public safety and special construction of the commercial building inspector certification exam. You will have a checklist to follow as you learn to apply code provisions to ensure code compliance during a commercial building inspection.

Register in advance for this training:  Registration 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
 
Go to Class – Virtually!
 
Join a live training event from any location with an internet connection. Virtual training is a hybrid learning environment where you participate remotely and experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as if you were physically in the classroom. 

 
Visit the Learning Center for all training opportunities!

The Code Council is releasing a series of documents. These documents outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes. These resources follow from a recent Code Council survey that found that although 93 percent of surveyed code professionals continue to work during the crisis, many do not have the capacity to perform essential duties in a virtual work environment.
 

Resources
ICC Code Adoption Toolkit 
ICC Education & Certification Live Schedule
Building Codes Assistance Project's Upcoming Events
SPEER Events Calendar
SPEER 2015 Texas Energy Code Adoption Toolkit
International Code Compliance Calculator (ICCC / IC3)
Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory
Cedar Valley College - Home of the Sustainable Communities Institute
U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program & Resource Center
Other Sources of Information

 
 
 
 
SPEER is hosting 3 webinars in July on HVAC systems. Please see the descriptions below for details, and the link to register. In August, SPEER will rebroadcast the webinar  How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need.
All webinars require registration through SPEER, and they will send you an email confirmation once you have registered for the event.
Please see below for the webinar registration links.

Webinar 1: Residential HVAC Load Calculations – Do It Right!  
Description: This will be an overview of the fundamentals of a proper residential load calculation to include highlighting important key elements during the modeling process. Case studies and real life scenarios are shown and tied back into the importance of ACCA Manuals J, S & D. ?Presenters: Bill Timberlake & Anthony Maynor, RightTek HVAC TrainingWhen: Jul 14, 2020 09:30-11:00 AM Central Time
Topic: Residential HVAC Load Calculations - Do it Right!

Webinar 2: HVAC Equipment Solutions for Highly Efficient Homes
Description: We will discuss how the HVAC needs for highly efficient homes may be different than that of a code built home. We will look at potential equipment solutions that may be appropriate and installation considerations of that equipment. Also discussed will be ACCA's Manual LLH and other considerations when selecting, designing, installing and inspecting HVAC systems. Presenter: Tim Prevost, High-Velocity Systems
When: Jul 16, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: HVAC Equipment Solutions for Highly Efficient Homes

Webinar 3: Forced Air Zoning and Bypass 101 
Description: We’ll look at the recommended way to install a zoned residential HVAC system. We’ll discuss proper control and installation techniques as well as pitfalls to avoid. We'll also discuss code requirements, installation details, manufacturers instructions and best practices. Presenter David Imig, EWC Controls
When: Jul 22, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: Forced Air Zoning and Bypass 101

Webinar 4: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need
Description: Many municipalities may not be aware of the proper procedure for code adoption. This presentation will show where cities can access resources to aide in this process. The presentation will also discuss building department protocols and aligning zoning and other city considerations during the code adoption process. Presenters: Carolyn Horner, NCTCOG & Jason Vandever, SPEER
When: Aug 5, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need