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

Webinar 1) Groundhog Day: Recurring Field Installation Issues with Air Barriers

Description: Everyone knows that air barriers are important, they know what they do and that they need to be installed correctly. We have heard it for 20 years and no longer need a presentation to remind us of that. With that being said, how do we give them a chance of success? One of the most common risk management strategies used is a robust quality assurance program in the specifications that requires certified contractors, trained and certified installers, evaluated materials and on-site third-party audits. This presentation will discuss the role of the quality assurance audits, and point out what to look for when doing site observation and quality control. It will also provide real life examples that can help you identify installation issues on your project, what caused them, and what corrective action can be taken.
 
Presenter: Ryan Dalgleish, CSI, Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America
When: Apr 19, 2022 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time

Register in advance for this webinar: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6X-upVxQTqS_MZtZ3xwHWQ

Webinar 2) Reroofing Requirements for Commercial Buildings in the 2015 International Codes
 
Description: The webinar is intended to connect the dots and assist attendees in understanding the material and installation requirements for reroofing, as well as compliance with provisions for fire, structural, weather protection and energy efficiency. The program includes a sample permit and inspection checklist developed by PIMA in consultation with code officials. 

Presenter: Presenter - Brandon Reynolds | Xci Product Manager | Hunter Panels
When: Apr 20, 2022 09:00-10:00 AM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2qfusElLTiKOKP3pjq8aug

Webinar 3) Exterior Wall Fire Performance with Polyiso CI for Types I-IV Construction

Description: The increase in building energy efficiency requirements has led to the use of exterior continuous insulation (CI) to improve the performance of the building envelope. This presentation reviews the benefits of polyiso continuous insulation and then examines in detail the NFPA 285 test standard and fire safety requirements of the 2018 International Building Code for the use of polyisocyanurate insulation in exterior walls of commercial buildings (Construction Types I–IV). 
 
Presenter: Justin Koscher, PIMA President
When: Apr 26, 2022 10:00-11:00 AM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qwpnr19sTx-e4T6u0Eb-qA

Webinar 4) Foundations: The Forensic Evaluation of Structures - Commercial

Description: During this presentation we will look at various foundation elements. Things such as: Building failures, moisture coming through the slab, retaining wall failures, buildings on failed slopes, bulkhead failures, pavement distress, column distress, non-destructive testing, instrumentation, geotechnical drilling and sampling, lift-off testing, brick, materials, maintenance, global stability, swimming pools, effects of trees on foundations, sewer/plumbing leaks, geologic faulting, drought and more.
 
Presenter: David Eastwood, Geotech Engineering and Testing
When: Apr 28, 2022 01:00-3:00 PM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sVLM1FYZQkaoZzSiOasjfQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.
 
 
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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. 
 
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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

 
 
 
 
Webinar: 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

Link: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need