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Our Central Texas BPI is an annual three day program offering continuing education in the areas of: International Building Code, International Residential Code, National Electrical Code, Plumbing & Mechanical and Code Enforcement.

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International Building Code (IBC)

Monday – AM/PM
Building Areas, Mixed Occupancies & Fire/Special Uses
This class provides a comprehensive discussion of the major compartmentalization concepts of the IBC, focusing on those requirements that deal with building size, sprinkler options and mixed-used buildings. Fire-resistance rated construction is also addressed. This class will include topics on allowable areas, area increases, unlimited area buildings, fire area concepts and construction, incidental/accessory use areas and separated/non-separated uses. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. Students should bring their 2015 IBC.
Instructor: Steve Thomas – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Tuesday – AM
Fire Resistance Rated Wall Construction
Chapter 7, Fire and Smoke Protection. This class will go over when and where fire walls are required and what the difference is between fire walls, fire barriers and fire partitions. Also covered are barriers and smoke partitions along with penetrations and opening protection. Students should bring their 2015 IBC.
Instructor: Steve Thomas – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Tuesday – PM
Means of Egress
Means of Egress, Chapter 10 between cover and occupant load, number of exits required, travel distance, common path of egress travel, rating of corridors, stairways and exit passageways where applicable. Also covered will be egress illumination, exit signs, and assembly areas. Students should bring their 2015 IBC.
Instructor: Steve Thomas – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Wednesday – AM/PM
Evolving Construction Types (mixed uses and building envelopes)
Building with different mixed uses including retail, multi-family offices, restaurants, and parking garages in one structure. Wood construction above reinforced concrete, a review of construction types and requirements. Students should bring their 2015 IBC.
Instructor: Steve Thomas – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

International Residential Code (IRC)

Monday – AM
Inspecting Common Residential Framing Construction
This course will provide information on how to conduct proper framing inspections based on the 2015 International Residential Code. Topics will include framing details for wall, rafter, ceiling and floor joists. Verify allowable joist and rafter spans, and what to look for when performing wall bracing inspections for one- and two-family dwellings.
Instructor: Wayne Carlisle – Carlisle Code Consulting

Monday – PM
Inspecting Common Residential Mechanical Installations
Basic course covering the most common occurrences of improper or inadequate mechanical installation found during inspections, including heating and cooling equipment, ductwork and condensate lines. Course will include discussion of solutions to some of the most common installation errors.
Instructor: Sam Dardano – City of Boulder-Retired

Tuesday – AM/PM
Significant Changes and Chapter 3
The 2015 International Residential Code Significant Changes seminar provides a basic understanding of the changes occurring between the 2012 and the 2015 IRC (International Residential Code). This will look closely at the substantive changes which require changes in design and construction under the 2015 IRC.
Instructor: Gil Rossmiller – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Wednesday – AM
Residential Fire Separation Townhouse and Duplexes
An in-depth look at required construction methods for both Two-Family dwelling and Townhouse fire separation walls, floor-ceiling assembles. This class will be of interest to contractors, designers, plans examiners, field inspectors and architects.
Instructor: Gil Rossmiller – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Wednesday – PM
Engineered Wood Products
This course will review the ASTM standards for building materials and how to recognize the difference between perception and the actual test. The course will also cover fasteners and the critical elements of bracing and shear diaphragms and generic tips for siding inspections from Engineered to Fiber Cement
Instructor: Alan Jumper Regional Field Technical Manager LP Building Products

Residential Deck Design and Construction
This course will provide a wide spectrum of information needed to determine minimum requirements for deck construction. Participants will have the opportunity to review new and old code sections as well as partake in practical application scenarios.
Instructor: William Viars – Simpson Strong Tie

Mechanical Codes

Monday – AM/PM
Inspector Skills
This seminar addresses the soft skills necessary for success as an inspector-those nontechnical traits and behaviors that enhances an inspector’s ability to interact with others and successfully carry out their job duties. These include people skill, such as, effective communication, diplomacy, and customer service, but they also include skill for problem solving, professionalism, integrity, and time management.
Instructor: Steve Van Note – ICC Manager Director of Products

Tuesday – AM/PM
2015 UMC/IMC Fire, Smoke and Ceiling Dampers
This class will cover everything you ever wanted to know about Fire, smoke and Ceiling Dampers.
Instructor: Sam Dardano – City of Boulder-Retired

Wednesday – AM
Fuel Gas Inspection (Commercial & Residential)
Discussion of Residential and Commercial Fuel Gas Inspections including common problems found during inspections.
Instructor: Sam Dardano – City of Boulder-Retired

Wednesday – PM
2015 IBC (International Building Code) Fire Resistance Rated Wall Construction
This course focuses on elements of buildings that are required to be fire resistance rated due to provisions of the code. Applicable to all occupancies and construction types, topics, will include fire resistance rated construction, shaft enclosures, fire doors, fire windows, penetration and joints, fire dampers, smoke dampers, fire blocking and draft stopping. This is an intermediate class for experienced inspectors. Students should bring their 2015 IBC (International Building Code).
Instructor: Jerry Flanik – Associated Consulting Solutions, LLC

National Electrical Code

Monday – AM/PM
Inspector Skills
This seminar addresses the soft skills necessary for success as an inspector-those nontechnical traits and behaviors that enhances an inspector’s ability to interact with others and successfully carry out their job duties. These include people skill, such as, effective communication, diplomacy, and customer service, but they also include skill for problem solving, professionalism, integrity, and time management.
Instructor: Steve Van Note – ICC Manager Director of Products

Wednesday – AM/PM
2017 NEC (National Electrical Code) Significant Code Changes, TDLR Law and Rules plus NEPA 70E
NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace, students attending this course will learn how to apply the standards and tables to everyday activities, gain a valuable tool in personal safety for working on or around electrical systems and equipment, how to use proper materials and procedures for doing electrical work and inspections. Attendees are given practical instruction that they can immediately apply when they go back to their workplace. The National Electrical Code portion will address requirement that interact with NFPA 70E plus TDLR Law and Rule for State of Texas electrical license renewal.
Instructor: Thomas Domitrovich, PE – Eaton Corporation Pittsburgh

Plumbing Code

Monday – AM/PM
Inspector Skills
This seminar addresses the soft skills necessary for success as an inspector-those nontechnical traits and behaviors that enhances an inspector’s ability to interact with others and successfully carry out their job duties. These include people skill, such as, effective communication, diplomacy, and customer service, but they also include skill for problem solving, professionalism, integrity, and time management.
Instructor: Steve Van Note – ICC Manager Director of Products

Wednesday – AM/PM
2015 UPC/IPC Significant Changes
This course will give an overview of the significant changes to both the UPC and IPC 2015 Codes from 2009-2015.
Instructor: Mark Dunn – City of Hoover Alabama Chief Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Inspector

Code Enforcement

Tuesday – AM
Legal Aspects
Provides 1 hour of legal updates on code enforcement required for CEU and cover topics such as traditional methods of code enforcement, legal tools available for code enforcement, liability for code and building officials/inspectors, and constitutional constraints on code enforcement activities.
Instructor: Janet Spugnardi, J.D. – City of Irving Attorney’s Office

Tuesday – PM
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Our perceptions, beliefs, fears or body language can create communication pathways or barriers. The way we communicate either creates an open dialog with those to whom we are speaking or it creates barriers and walls. As code enforcement professionals is imperative that we have the skills to maneuver through the land mines when communicating with those under enforcement of the laws in our jurisdictions. Through effective conscious and subconscious communication styles we can create a positive outcome in a potentially negative or hostile situation.
Instructor: Matt Christianson – Registered Code Enforcement Officer of the State of Texas

Plumbing Re-Certification

Wednesday – AM/PM
Re-Certification for Plumbing Inspectors Class
Mandated continuing education course for licensed Plumbing Inspectors and Code Enforcement Officers whose licenses expire on January 21, 2017. Overview of the Texas Plumbing Licensing Law and Board Rules. Provides participants with the continuing education units required for plumbing license renewal. Approved by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for the 2017 and part of 2018 continuing education year (Includes minimum of 1 hour Legal Updates). This is an 8 hour class that starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00PM.
Instructor: Robert Doran – Plumbers Continuing Education

Plan Review

Monday – AM/PM
IRC (International Residential Code) Chapter 3 for Plan Review
This class will start with design criteria, end with mezzanines and cover everything else in chapter 3 of the 2015 IRC. How much detail is needed on a set of construction plans? Can a single family dwelling be built without any windows? Can a single family dwelling be built with all windows? What wall coverings are required in the IRC? These and many other chapter 3 mysteries will be discovered and discussed in detail. Come and join us for some fun!
Instructor: Gil Rossmiller – Colorado Code Consulting LLC.

Tuesday – AM
Commercial Mechanical Plan Review
Basic Mechanical plan review to cover requirements of submittal including engineering seals, energy code, supply/return ductwork, new/existing equipment, and location of rooftop units, commercial kitchen requirements and smoke detection systems.
Instructor: Jerry Flanik – Associated Consulting Solutions, LLC

Tuesday – PM
Commercial Energy Plan Review
Plans Examiners will learn how to assess Energy Code compliance on non-standard projects involving alternations and additions to existing commercial spaces. Attendees will learn how to guide business owners and inexperienced contractors on the use of the Prescriptive compliance approach as well as COMcheck submittals for accuracy.
Instructor: Shaunna Mozingo – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

Wednesday – AM/PM
IBC (International Building Code) Evolving Construction Types (mixed uses and building envelopes)
Building with different mixed uses including retail, multi-family offices, restaurants, and parking garages in one structure. Wood construction above reinforced concrete, a review of construction types and requirements.
Instructor: Steve Thomas – Colorado Code Consulting, LLC.

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Hotel Information

Hilton Austin Airport
9515 Hotel Drive
Austin, Texas, 78719
512-385-6767

Group Name: 2017 Building Professional Institute
Booking Link: Hilton Reservation Link

Mention group name to receive discounted rate.

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Event Exhibitors/Sponsors

The Building Professional Institute is sponsored by the Building Officials Association of Texas. All sessions are approved through the Preferred Provider Program.

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