Upcoming Events and Training

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




Special Instructions Under International Building Code Chapter 17

February 11, 2020
Bob Duncan Center, Arlington, Texas
Receive an overview of program guidelines and special inspector qualifications. Understand seismic and wind resistance inspections. Learn about special inspections of soil and foundations, concrete, masonry, and steel as well as wood and CFS material standards, fasteners, and connections. Discuss exterior insulation, finishes, fire resistance, and smoke control.

Continuing Education Credits Available:

  • Professional Engineers, 7.0 PDHs

  • Architects, 7.0 HSWCEPHs/CE Hours or 7.0 AIA LU/HSW

  • International Code Council, .7 CEUs (Building)

  • Contractors, Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Tuition: $289 for Individual, $269 for three or more simultaneous registrations.

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Infrastructure and Safety Summit 

​May 4 - 8, 2020
Harlingen, Texas
At this summit, there will be a broad spectrum of classes in which our expert instructors will address the following topics: Environmental, Utilities, Code Enforcement, Disaster Management, Safety & Health/OSHA, Transportation, and Water/Wastewater.

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North Texas BPI

May 11-14, 2020
Irving, Texas
The North Texas BPI is an annual 4 day program offering continuing education in the areas of: Re-certification for Plumbing Inspectors, International Plumbing & Mechanical Code, Texas Accessibility, Architecture/Green Building, Code Enforcement, Electrical, Engineering, Environmental Health, Fire Prevention, International Building Code, Energy Code, International Residential Code, Permit Tech, Plan Review, Planning, Residential Construction & Inspection, and Special Topics on Human Trafficking, SIPS, Containers for Commercial Applications, and Building Code. This year, there is a new Test Preparation courses for Certified Building Officials, Residential Electrical, Commercial Plans, and Permit Technician. There will also be ICC Certification Exam Testing.

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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

Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings

December 12, 2019
Richland College
Event hosted and facailitated by the Dallas County Community College District with EarthX.  Speakers include:

  • Paul Westbrook, retired Sustainable Development Manager at Texas Instruments

  • A representative from McKinstry, to talk about thir net zero building project

  • Michael Brown, Energy Systems Design Engineer

  • Jake Stein, co-founder/partner at Smart Energy 360

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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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OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety Course

November 11-14, 2019

TEXO Fort Worth Training Room ($250 TEXO Members/ $450 Non-Members)
The OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It will provide a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics will include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.

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SPEER Energy Code Webinar: 2021 I-codes Voting – Making Your Vote Count

November 13, 2019

The 2021 I-codes development process has played out over the past 2 years and is now coming down to the wire. Public Comment Hearings are being held in Las Vegas in October and the results of those hearings will be put up for voting by Government Member Voting Reps in November. This webinar will walk attendees through the actual voting process (it can be confusing) and then SPEER staff will provide an overview of some of the most important proposed changes to the IECC.

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2018 International Energy Conservation Code Significant Changes

October 04, 2019
Instructor/Trainer: Shirley Ellis, Energy Systems Laboratory General Topics: What are the changes from 2015 to 2018, and how to address the changes.

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Building Operator Certification (BOC) Program

This national program helps building engineers, maintenance supervisors and technicians advance their skills in the energy efficienct operation of commercial buildings. BOC recognizes individuals who have received specialized training and provides necessary value and lasting impact for those organizations and individuals who invest in it. The 72 hours of focus areas for the classroom and hands on training include:
  1. Energy Efficient Operations of Building HVAC Systems (2 days)
  2. Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
  3. Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
  4. HVAC Controls Fundamentals
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
  6. Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
  7. One supplemental course, such as Electrical Systems, Ventilation Strategies, O&M Practices

Class start September 14, 2019.
Tempo Service, 911 Maryland Drive, Irving, Texas 75061

Liz John
s Manager


Seminar on the International Residential Code 2018

August 29, 2019
The Bob Duncan Center, 2800 South Center Street, Arlington, TX
Understand the development and enforcement of the International Residential Code. Learn about live loads, wind loads, flood loads, and seismic loads. Discuss fire resistance and fire detection. Explore energy efficiency. Examine mechanical, fual, plumbing and electrical systems.
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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). The 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.

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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