Upcoming Events and Training

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

July 2019 CELC Webinar 

Jul 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM (Central Time)

The development of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is well underway and city staff from many departments can impact the future of the code! 

The IECC establishes the baseline efficiency of buildings throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The code is updated every three years and final updates are determined by Government Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs). Although the energy code has considerable impact on the efficiency of the built environment voter participation in the code development process is lacking. According to the Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition, of the 20,000 possible voters in the last code cycle, only about 500 voted on IECC proposals. 

In this month's webinar SPEER's Senior Energy Codes Manager Richard Morgan will walk us through the opportunity to influence code, how your city can use your full voting power, and steps to take to participate in the code development process.

Speaker: Richard Morgan, Senior Energy Code Manager, SPEER

CELC webinars are intended to extend the conversation about public sector energy management best practices through education, training, and discussion. Webinars are open to anyone interested in public energy management in Texas, Oklahoma, and beyond.

Have questions or idea for future webinars? Contact Cassidy Ellis, Local Government Program Manager, SPEER, cities@eepartnership.org.

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2019 Building Officials Association of Texas Annual Conference

August 6-9, 2019
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, TX – $149
(Reservations will open in April/May, 2019)
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Mobile Food Trucks and the 2018 IFC

August 29, 2019
911 Training Center, 2nd floor CPIII, 600 Six Flags Drive, Arlington Tx, 76011
Open forum discussion with AHJ heads or their designee regarding new automatic fire suppression system requirements for mobile food cooking applications per the 2018 International Fire Code (Section 319). Forum will include brief presentation on IFC and NFPA requirements, discussion on how permitting and inspection practices may occur from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, suggested identification recommendations of inspected facilities, spacing requirements from adjacent trucks or structures and miscellaneous fire safety practices for food trucks.

Also in attendance will be the State Fire Marshal, Chief Orlando Hernandez and his executive staff, NCTCOG Fire Advisory Board members, ICC governmental representatives and NFPA administrative and technical experts. Forum discussion may lead to NCTCOG recommendations to local AHJs 2018 IFC amendments or recommendations. Presentation introduction and forum will be led by the Fire Prevention Association of North Texas (FPANT).

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2018 IBC Essentials

November 06, 2019
Virtual Training Room, Online (Members $165/ Nonmembers $198)
This seminar focuses on the basic concepts of the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®). These concepts provide a basis for the correct utilization of the code. A clear understanding of the identified requirements allows the code user to apply the IBC in specific situations and helps to build an understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make a judgment on code compliance. 
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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

2018 IBC Means of Egress

January 17, 2019
Virtual Training Room, Online ($198, .6CEU)
This seminar addresses numerous provisions in the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) where the code contains requirements pertaining to establishing a means of egress in buildings.
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National Electrical Code 2017 Seminar

February 12, 2019
The Bob Ducan Center, Arlington, TX - $279.00
Review the major changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code, learn about the requirements for electrical installments and review diffrent wiring methods and materials. 
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ICC Online Library Review

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  (Free)
Webinar
Join ICC for a 60 minute webinar offering a walkthrough of the features found on ICC’s digital library codes.iccsafe.org.
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Seminar: Inspector Skills

November 15, 2018  ($180,  .6CEU)
Virtual Training Room, Online
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.
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Regional Code Amendment Workshop

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Free)
NCTCOG Offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
This workshop will cover the regional code amendment review process and significant changes between the 2015 and 2018 regional code amendments.

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Seminar: Report Writing for Code Officials

December 6, 2018
Virtual Training Room, Online ($198)
What you write can become the basis for appeal hearings and criminal and civil trials but also could prevent cases from going to court. Your inspection reports and notices of violation will compel a property owner to take action. Your writing skills can help to advance your career.

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ICC Online Library Review

December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  (Free)
Webinar
Join ICC for a 60 minute webinar offering a walkthrough of the features found on ICC’s digital library codes.iccsafe.org.
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