RedVector RV-10944

2015 International Building Code Essentials – Code Administration, Enforcement, and Building Planning

2015 International Building Code Essentials – Code Administration, Enforcement, and Building Planning

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10944

SME: Steve Thomas

Average Rating

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Some buildings have a high level of hazards that may affect people inside and outside the building, as well as the emergency responders. This interactive online course teaches you about the International Building Code and how it’s used to regulate building occupancy and hazards. You will learn about the code adoption process and how the code is enforced through the review of construction plans and the inspection of the work. You will also learn about the differences between the types of construction and how they are addressed in the design of a building. This course will outline the process to determine the size of buildings based on the occupancy classification and type of construction.
 
Developed in partnership with the International Code Council. 
 
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify who proposes code changes
  • Compare and contrast the various code publications
  • Identify the various indicators that denote changes in the code
  • Determine the document a property owner must obtain to build a new building and when this document is required
  • Name the correct inspections based on its description
  • Determine the correct occupancy load based on the building description
  • Match the building types to their descriptions
  • Provide the minimum code requirements for high-rise buildings
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Steve Thomas
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Mr. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in building code plan review, inspection, and administration. He is currently the president of Colorado Code Consulting, LLC. He served as the Building Official for the City of Glendale, Colorado, for 18 years. Starting a building code consulting firm in 1999, his firm provides building department services for governmental agencies, code consulting services for architectural clients and building code education across the country. Mr. Thomas served on ICBO Code Development Committees and the ICBO Chairman’s Advisory Committee for Small Jurisdictions. He currently serves as the Chair of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. Mr. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Thomas is a Certified Building Official and holds seven other ICC certifications.
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Course Reviews (9)
thorough and practical
By on Dec, 21, 2020
thorough and practical
very informative
By (Building Inspector, Contractor / Trades, Professional Organization) on Jul, 09, 2021
very informative
Great course!
By (Architect) on Aug, 06, 2021
Great course!
A lot of info covered in two hours but well organized course
By (Architect) on Aug, 24, 2021
A lot of info covered in two hours but well organized course.
very informative
By (Building Inspector) on Mar, 12, 2021
very informative
No specific comments
By (Architect) on Jun, 25, 2021
No specific comments
great examples, and video and audio was very helpful
By on Aug, 05, 2021
great examples, and video and audio was very helpful.
The exam was clear cut and to the point, and the material of the exam was covered in the lesson, which is very good! However, the lesson itself is advertised as 2 hours, and runs over by a good margin even if the attendee is actively moving it forward as expected
By (Professional Organization) on May, 18, 2021
The exam was clear cut and to the point, and the material of the exam was covered in the lesson, which is very good! However, the lesson itself is advertised as 2 hours, and runs over by a good margin even if the attendee is actively moving it forward as expected.
Spent well over 2 hours -- closer to 2
By (Architect, Engineer, Interior Designer) on Oct, 28, 2021
Spent well over 2 hours -- closer to 2.5 hours on a significant amount of material -- should provide at least 2.5 hours of credit.