Upcoming Events and Training

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

 

 

 


 
 
 

Content webinars available through our partnership with SPEER:
Webinar 1 
Topic: Proactively Address Moisture in Roof Assemblies
Description: Moisture within roof assemblies, or the concern over such, can be a major focus of discussion for the design/build community due to project schedule delays and disruptions to businesses and institutions. Despite the disruption to projects this issue causes, there remain significant misunderstandings across the industry regarding product warranties, field moisture tests and just how long it takes concrete "to dry".
Learning Objectives:
1) examine the role of water in concrete and address misunderstandings about processes of hydration, drying, and curing of a concrete slab
2) identify various sources of roof system moisture and discuss how they can be addressed to protect a structural roof concrete deck and prevent failure of the roofing assembly
3) explain why moisture vapor reduction admixtures (MVRAs) effectively shut down moisture vapor movement through concrete, and
4) specify appropriate design processes, procedures, and site conditions that can minimize roof system installation delays due to excess concrete slab moisture, subsequent bond failures and design team liability for each
When: Jan 20, 2021 11:00AM - 12:30PM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ezT2oZfMRiunFcnaLA2Lmg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Webinar 2 
Topic: Changes from the 2015 to 2018 Codes (Mechanical)
Description: We will look at the more significant changes in the codes relevant to all things HVAC. We will cover significant changes in the I-Codes and UMC that are relevant to mechanical contractors. Presenter - Jason Vandever, SPEER
When: Jan 28, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time  
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DyD_d7QAT9qvb6HD5yTQ0Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar 3
Topic: Meeting Codes and Standards for Direct-Vent Gas Fireplaces
Description: This course presents an introduction to the types of gas fireplaces and vents and covers the applicable codes and standards for direct-vent, factory-built gas fireplaces. Also included are discussions on the protective safety barrier requirements, test methods for fireplace efficiency, and typical steps for installing direct-vent gas fireplaces.
Presenter - Sean Anderson, Ortal USA
When: Jan 29, 2021 11:00AM - 12:00 PM Central Time  
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IggIcHE5SnyZR8BQL_IX2g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Virtual Online CEUs For Texas Fire Professionals 
FREE For NFSA Government Members!
 
NFPA 13, 14, & 20 Updates
January 27, 2021: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. CST
Register Here

Construction Fires & NFPA 241 – NFSA Texas & FSCATX
February 18, 2021: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
Register Here

Understanding NFPA 25 ITM
February 24, 2021: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. CST
Register Here

Storage Fire Protection
March 10, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CST
Register Here

NFPA 14 – Standpipes for Fire Protection
April 14, 2021: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. CST
Register Here

 
 
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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