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Deck Codes and Lateral Loads

Deck Codes & Lateral Loads


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Description: The IRC provides two optional methods for resisting deck lateral loads pulling on a house, but they aren’t based on the actual design of the deck.  Though a good start to addressing something long overlooked, connections alone, are not a lateral load design.  Imagine a braced wall panel on a house with hold-down anchors but no bracing.  This course gets well outside the code to discuss deck lateral loads and help reveal what should be considered in design.  Learn what the code provides for deck lateral design and what it doesn’t.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Understand what brought deck lateral load connections into the 2009 IRC.
  • Discover what’s missing in deck lateral load design and ideas to provide it.
  • Be introduced to the fundamental concepts of deck lateral design and research that was conducted on the subject.
  • Realize the need to evaluate the overall deck design when evaluating lateral load design.

Code Edition: 2021 International Residential Code

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session available at two times. Enroll once – Attend either.

    October 14, 2021, Eastern time

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
October 14th


3:30 – 5:00 pm
OR
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Eastern Time

The Most Prescriptive Post

Decks: The Most Prescriptive Post


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Description: Until recently, 4×4 posts were used to support decks with little thought to how much they carried or how tall they were.  The 2015 IRC shocked many with a maximum 8 ft. height and the 2018 continued the chaos with a limit that appeared to go down further down.  Finally, in the 2021 edition, the post sizing table is all grown up and ready to accurately size deck support posts based on the deck design.  Other new provisions were added for post connections, but they aren’t as precise as the code so specifically presents them to be.  Learn the details and the design behind the new 2021 post provisions.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Understand the evolution of the post sizing table from the 2015 IRC to the 2021 IRC.
  • Be comfortable utilizing and approving the 2021 IRC for post sizing as an alternative to previous editions.
  • Realize how the 2021 IRC can be used to size posts for two-level decks and porch roofs.
  • Discover the reality behind the specific post-to-beam provisions in the IRC.

Code Edition(s): 2021 International Residential Code

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session available at two times.  Enroll once – Attend either.

    November 9th, 2021, Eastern time

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 9th


3:30 – 5:00 pm
OR
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Eastern Time

Behind the Scenes of Sizing Beams

Decks: Behind the Scenes of Sizing Beams


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Description: In under a minute of looking at the 2021 IRC deck beam design table, you’ll probably think you have it all figured out, but you probably don’t.  The footnotes give you clues that there is much more to it, but don’t let the fine print fool you.  There are some huge implications to them, and ones designers and builders should want to hear.  They apply the same to the 2018 edition…but that edition failed to mention them.  As with all prescriptive design, there are load and design assumptions that limit the design choices provided.  However, with an understanding of what’s happening behind the scenes, building authorities can gain comfort in using a few tricks to maximize the use of the code for prescriptive design for their communities.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Understand the load assumptions used to derive the maximum beam spans and adjustments the 2021 IRC allows.
  • Learn how to use the IRC in an alternative manner to design beams loaded from both sides.
  • Understand the difficulty of providing pre-engineered beam design in the IRC due to variables in the load path.
  • Realize the IRC provides methods to fine tune prescriptive design.

Code Edition(s): 2021 International Residential Code

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session available at two times.  Enroll once – Attend either.

    December 9th, 2021, Eastern time

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
December 9th


3:30 – 5:00 pm
OR
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Eastern Time


IRC 3 Package

IRC Chapter 3, Full Series DEAL!


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Description: The 27 sections in Chapter 3, Building Planning, of the 2018 International Residential Code provide the necessary criteria for the design of houses.  This section is critical for design parameters such as geographic criteria, minimum room sizes, and construction geometry in features like stairways and guards.  Chapter 3 sets the general requirements for how a dwelling must be designed and built for the safe use and navigation of the occupants.  This webinar series offers nine stand-alone webinars, that together, cover every section and first subsection of IRC Chapter 3.

Length: 13.5 hours

Schedule: This webinar is presented in nine 90-minute sessions

    November 1st to 5th, Pacific time

  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
1.35 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
13.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $180
Normally $207
Nov. 1st – 5th


8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific time

IRC 3 Health & Human

IRC Chapter 3: Health & Human


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Description: This is one of nine stand-alone webinars in a series that covers all 27 sections of Chapter 3 of the 2018 International Residential Code.  Sections 303 and 306 provide the minimum requirements for the comfortable and sanitary environment within a dwelling. Provisions related to illumination, heating, and sanitation are discussed in depth. Also necessary for a safe environment is appropriate accessibility for those with mobility challenges, and this is discussed as provided in section 320.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn the minimum requirements for sanitation in a dwelling.
  • Explore the various requirements for conditioned air through heating and ventilation.
  • Discover the extent for which the IRC regulates accessibility of dwellings.
  • Realize the minimum required lighting in the IRC.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 1, 2021, Pacific time

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 1st


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pacific time

IRC 3 Egress & Guards

IRC Chapter 3: Egress & Guards


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Description: The first half of section 311 spells out the basic requirements for the path of egress from a home and is discussed in this session.  Complimenting those codes is section 312 for guards and window fall protection.  These subjects are intended to provide a safe walking path for occupants throughout a home, including when near the edge of a floor or at an upper floor window opening.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn the distinction between a guard and handrail and the various guard designs that can be code compliant.
  • Discover the details that regulate the path of egress and the relationship access between rooms.
  • Understand the specifics of guard design limitations and the freedoms within the limits.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 1, 2021, Pacific time

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 1st


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific time

IRC 3 Escape and Rescue

IRC Chapter 3: Escape & Rescue


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Description: Emergency escape and rescue is a critical passive safety concept for residential homes.  Section R310 and its many subsections lay out the design requirements necessary for this core life safety function.  Though the general requirement for “egress windows” is relatively understood, this session reveals the specific details that often are not.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn the minimum required sizes for escape and rescue openings.
  • Discover the recent code modifications regarding existing and new basements.
  • Understand how to handle below grade openings around decks.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 2, 2021

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am Pacific

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 2nd


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pacific time

IRC 3 Sizes & Services

IRC Chapter 3: Sizes & Services


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Description: This is one of nine stand-alone webinars in a series that covers all 27 sections of Chapter 3 of the 2018 International Residential Code. PART 5: This session combines a number of different chapter 3 sections under two different titles. “Sizes” reveals the various design requirements related to ceiling height, bathrooms, and the use of mezzanines and habitable attics to add an additional habitable floor. “Services” combines together the various short sections related to features such as garages and elevators to pools and storm shelters. Sections 309, 319, 321, 323, 324, 326 and 327 are discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn when a fourth floor isn’t a fourth story above grade plane.
  • Review the unique clearances around bathroom fixtures.
  • Discover the nuances of minimum ceiling height in various places.
  • Discover the requirements for garages vs. carports.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 2, 2021, Pacific time

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 2nd


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific time

IRC 3 Stairways

IRC Chapter 3: Stairways


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Description: Section 311 includes a wealth of provisions related to the path of people out of a home.  This session focuses on the subsections of 311 that regulate the design and construction of stairways and ramps.  These features are critical for safe egress from basements and upper floors, and thus from treads to landings and handrails to headroom, there are a lot of specifics to cover.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn the specific provisions related to graspable handrails.
  • Discover the strict geometric requirements of stairway design.
  • Understand the flexibilities permitted in landing designs.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 3, 2021

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am Pacific time

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 3rd


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pacific time

IRC 3 Glazing

IRC Chapter 3: Glazing


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Description: Windows are a necessity of every home but depending on where they are located can provide more than just natural light.  Glass located in “hazardous locations” are those areas where the probability of human contact is higher.  In these areas safety glazing is required to minimize injury.  Where are these hazardous locations and what is safety glazing?  Find out in this session that is jamb packed with glazing provisions.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn what safety glazing is and how to verify it is present.
  • Discover the hazardous locations in the code where safety glazing is required.
  • Understand the reasoning behind provisions related to glazing (glass)

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 4th, 2021, Pacific time

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Continuing Education Units: Approved for 0.15 Preferred Provider CEUs from the International Code Council (ICC).

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 4th


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pacific time

IRC 3 Materials

IRC Chapter 3: Materials


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Description: A handful of sections in Chapter 3 regulate the use of wood and foam plastic materials.  317 and 318 spell out the requirements necessary to protect wood materials for a long service life against the degradation from decay and termites.  Section 316 is dedicated to foam plastics and the special consideration necessary with its use.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Discover the major recent changes related to ground contact rated materials.
  • Learn the limits of minimum code requirements related to wood decay resistance.
  • Be introduced to the various methods of termite resistance.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 4th, 2021, Pacific time

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 4th


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific time

IRC 3 Alarms & Nature

IRC Chapter 3: Alarms & Nature


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Description: For the IRC to be useful across the US, chapter 3 provides a number of provisions that differentiate the various climatic and geographic conditions that buildings must endure.  Force of Nature lays out all the variables of the environment that affect code provisions.  Coupled with this are the two required alarms that protect us from poisons that can be present in any climate, smoke and carbon monoxide.  Sections 314 and 315 provide the necessary details for the proper installation and successful use of these critical alarms.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Discover the only two retroactive code requirements found in the IRC.
  • Learn the details of proper smoke alarm installation.
  • Understand how the IRC can apply to a variety of climates.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 5th, 2021, Eastern time

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Continuing Education Units: Approved for 0.15 Preferred Provider CEUs from the International Code Council (ICC).

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 5th


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pacific time

IRC 3 Fire & Water

IRC Chapter 3: Fire & Water


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Description: The IRC provides a number of passive fire protection requirements in section 302, such as limiting space between structures through fire separation distance, and limiting the rapid spread of fire through fireblocking, draft stops and firestopping. Also provided in Section R313 is the requirement for active fire suppression though the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

Objectives: Upon completion, attendees will…

  • Learn the difference between fireblocking, draft stopping and firestopping.
  • Discover the various materials permitted for fireblocking.
  • Understand the limitations of construction close to a property line.

Length: 90 minutes.

Schedule: This webinar is presented in one 90-minute session

    November 5th, 2021

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific time

Approved Continuing Education Units:
0.15 Preferred Provider CEU from The International Code Council (ICC)
1.5 HSW LU from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP.  Click here to learn more about Glenn.

ONLY $23
November 5th


10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific time