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Our South Texas BPI is an annual two day program offering continuing education in the areas of: Code Enforcement, Electrical, Fire Protection, Permit Tech, International Residential Code and Flood Plain Management.

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International Building Code (IBC)

Wednesday/Thursday – AM/PM
2015 IBC Plan Review
This two (2) day course provides a step-by-step approach to performing a complete building plan review of a commercial project. The class covers the following portions of the review: (1) administration, (2) code analysis (i.e. occupancy classification, type of construction, location on the property, allowable areas & heights, etc.), (3) fire & life safety (fire resistance, fire protection, exiting, etc.), (4) structural & special inspections. All attendees will be put into groups and given a sample set of plans and this example will be referenced throughout the class with sample plan review comments included in the notes. The class will conclude with a question & answer session. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of the 2015 IBC and an Architectural scale to class.
Instructor: Frank Morris – Tri-State Consultants

National Electrical Code

Wednesday – AM/PM
2017 National Electrical Code Changes
This course will explain the major changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code; Included will be the reasons for these changes and a discussion of the substantiations. Review of new articles and sections added to this edition of the NEC and what type of impact they will have on inspectors, designers, and installers. Additional material will cover the TDLR law, rules, and electrical safety NFPA 70E©. This is basic to intermediate electrical course. TDLR Provider #1018 Course #16264
Instructor: Gary Jones – Consultant, Code Solutions

Thursday – AM/PM
Residential Electrical Inspections 2017 NEC, TDLR Law Rules & 70E
This class shows and discusses temporary poles, rough-in wiring, grounding, bonding, services, and final inspections with photos of each aspect using the 2017 National Electrical Code. Solar Photovoltaic Systems will be discussed. Additional material will cover the TDLR law, rules, and electrical safety NFPA 70E© for State of Texas electrical license renewal. This is a basic to intermediate electrical course. TDLR Course # Pending
Instructor: Gary Jones – Consultant, Code Solutions

Fire Protection Code

Wednesday – AM/PM
Hazardous Materials and the Fire Inspector
The 2015 IFC® and IBC® Hazardous Materials Provisions seminar addresses requirements for buildings utilizing hazardous materials and requiring coordination between the fire and building codes. It reviews the requirements found in Chapters 50 through 67 of the International Fire Code® (IFC®), as well as Chapter 3, and Sections 414 and 415 of the International Building Code® (IBC®).
Instructor: International Code Council Instructor

Thursday – AM/PM
2015 IFC Performing Commercial Fire Plan Reviews
This course addresses numerous provisions in the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC). Where the fire code contains requirements applicable to construction, design, operations, storage, use and handling that occur in a special occupancy, but that are not regulated specifically by the 2015 IFC. The course is intended to help Code Enforcement Officials responsible for plan review to identify those areas where plan review will include compliance with the IFC. Activities and discussions will further enhance participant learning.
Instructor: International Code Council Instructor

Code Enforcement

Wednesday – AM
Violators with Mental Issues
This class will help to assist Code Officers to Identify Zoning and IPMC (International Property Maintenance Code) regulations for rooming and boarding houses while being aware of potential hazards.

Animal Behavior
This class will help attendees to be able to identify, understand and respond to certain dog behavior while performing property inspections.
Instructor: Anthony Major – City of Austin, Code Enforcement Officer

Wednesday – PM
Legal Aspects-The Big Switch to TDLR
A 1 (one) hour presentation (progress update and interactive discussion) addressing the pending transfer of the Code Enforcement Officers Program (along with a few others) from the Department of State Health Service (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) as laid out under Senate Bill 202 from the 84th Legislative Session.
Instructor: David Gonzalez – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

1 Hour Legislative Updates and Assisting Mobile Home Parks with Compliances
This class will help attendees to understand how the law making process work. In addition, bring awareness to new laws and changes in current laws within the State of Texas that directly or indirectly affect Code officers and their responsibilities. This class will also help attendees to identify the challenges of abating mobile home violations and how Code Officers can work with Mobile Home owners to assist with compliance.
Instructor: Anthony Major – City of Austin, Code Enforcement Officer

Thursday – AM
Legal Aspects – The Big Switch to TDLR
A 1 (one) hour presentation (progress update and interactive discussion) addressing the pending transfer of the Code Enforcement Officers Program (along with a few others) from the Department of State Health Service (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) as laid out under Senate Bill 202 from the 84th Legislative Session.
Instructor: David Gonzalez – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Thursday – AM
1 Hour Legislative Updates and Assisting Mobile Home Parks with Compliances
This class will help attendees to understand how the law making process work. In addition, bring awareness to new laws and changes in current laws within the State of Texas that directly or indirectly affect Code officers and their responsibilities. This class will also help attendees to identify the challenges of abating mobile home violations and how Code Officers can work with Mobile Home owners to assist with compliance.
Instructor: Anthony Major – City of Austin, Code Enforcement Officer

Thursday – PM
Outta the Box- Code Enforcement
Get great results through innovative code enforcement initiatives. During this class you will hear about the top five code enforcement innovations of 2016 from across the country and quick tips for working smarter not harder.
Instructor: Teresa Adrian – City of Irving

Energy Code

Wednesday – AM
Residential Energy
Understanding State Law and major changes from the 2009 Code and Requirements for compliances.
Instructor: Jason Vandever
Instructor: Richard Morgan

Wednesday – PM
Commercial Energy
Understanding State Law and major changes from the 2009 Code and Requirements for compliances.
Instructor: Jason Vandever
Instructor: Richard Morgan

Register on or before October 27, 2017 and save with early bird discounts.

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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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