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On The Spot

August 6th
9:00 am to 10:00 am MDT

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$15

On The Spot!

IRC Deck Code Instant Q/A

60 min.

0.1 CEU


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Description: This risky webinar will put Glenn on the spot.  No prepared slides, no plans, and no promises.  Bring your deck code questions and get them answered immediately!  Or maybe not… Remember, no promises, but all signs point to Glenn having something to say about deck code.  Not sure what to ask? Just be a fly on the deck and watch, listen, and learn what others are curious about in code.  Everyone with an interest in decks is welcome.  Log on early and have your question ready, as they will be answered in order until the time is up.  (questions will be typed in.  You will not be required to share audio or video)

Length: 60 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Get their questions answered directly by a national leader in deck code.
…Listen the most prevalent industry questions and the most honest answers.
…Spend a casual hour learning from Glenn as he informally answers questions.

Continuing Education Units: Approved for 0.1 Preferred Provider CEUs from the International Code Council (ICC).

Date: August 6th, 2020.  9:00 am to 10:00 am, mountain time.


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IRC, Chapter Three

Delivered in nine, distinct, 90-minute webinars

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Description: Description: The 27 sections of Chapter 3, Building Planning, provide the necessary criteria for the design and construction of homes.  This section is critical for design parameters such as geographic criteria, minimum room sizes, and construction geometry in features like stairways and guards.  Chapter three sets the general requirements for how a home must be built for the safe use and navigation of the occupants and must be understood prior to applying the more specific code provisions in the following chapters.  Learn or refresh the basics of home design in this unique course that covers all the sections of Chapter 3, some in depth and some with a general overview.

Length: 9 Sessions at 90 minutes each, enrolled individually.

Sessions All Chapter 3 sections are presented in these 9 unique sessions
GROUP ONE: COMPLETE
Escape and Rescue: April 16
Egress and Guards: April 23
Stairways: April 30

GROUP TWO: COMPLETE
Fire and Water: May 14
Health and Human: May 21
Alarms and Nature: May 28

GROUP THREE: COMPLETE
Glazing: June 18
Sizes and Services: June 25
Materials: July 2

Continuing Education Units: Each session is approved for 0.15 Preferred Provider CEUs from the International Code Council (ICC).


IRC, Chapter Three

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Sizes & Services

IRC Chapter Three (8 of 9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: 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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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.

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

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Materials

IRC Chapter Three (9 of 9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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.

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

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IRC, Chapter Three

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Glazing

IRC Chapter Three (7 of 9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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)

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

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Details of the Decking

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Details of the Decking

Sponsored by NADRA.org

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: Decking is the first structural element in a deck design, though it often doesn’t get the respect the joists and beams receive.  We just step all over it.  Bad puns aside, the decking does a lot more than may be realized.  Exterior wood decking was recognized in the code in 2015, to include 5/4 and 2x decking, including fastening provisions.  Sometimes simple things, like decking, can have details we may not know.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Identify the various forces that decking must resist and how it resists them.
…Hear the new 2021 IRC provision that already applied but weren’t known.
…Learn how decking you’re not standing on is still supporting you.

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


North American Deck and Railing Association

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IRC, Chapter Three

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Alarms and Nature

IRC Chapter Three (6/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: For the IRC to be useful across the US, chapter three 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 thus successful use of these critical alarms.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Learn the details of proper smoke alarm installation.
…Understand how the IRC can apply to a variety of climates.
…Discover the only two retroactive code requirements found in the IRC.

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


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Health and Human

IRC Chapter Three (5/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: Sections 303 and 306 provide the minimum requirements for the comfortable and sanitary environment within a home.  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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Learn the minimum requirements for sanitation in a home.
…Explore the various requirements for conditioned air through heating and ventilation
…Discover the extent for which the IRC regulates accessibility of dwellings.

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


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Fire and Water

IRC Chapter Three (4/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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.

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


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Stairways

IRC Chapter Three (3/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Learn the specific provisions related to graspable handrails.
…Discover the strict geometric requirements of stairway design.
…Understand the flexibility permitted in landing designs.

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


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Egress and Guards

IRC Chapter Three (2/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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.

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


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Escape and Rescue

IRC Chapter Three (1/9)

90 min.

.15 CEU


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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.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, 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.

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


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Common Residential Code Mistakes

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Common Residential Code Mistakes

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: There are long-standing code provisions that have been long misunderstood and there are new ones that don’t seem to be catching on.  This course picks out ten common mistakes and explains in detail why they are important not to miss.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Understand the differences between fire blocking, firestopping, and draft stopping.
…Be or reminded of the nuances of stairs, guards, and handrails.
…Learn the differences between a ridge board and a ridge beam.

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


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Minimum Code for Budget Decks

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Minimum Code for Budget Decks

90 min.

.15 CEU


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Description: The International Residential Code is the “minimum” standard of construction.  A better understanding of this minimum allows for “above code” practices to be more well recognized, but it also allows for consumers on the lower end of budget to still safely enjoy their homes.  Learn some tips and tricks straight from the code that can keep basic deck construction affordable.  Do you really need all that metal hardware and double-ply beams?  Do you have to fill the entire hole with concrete?  Building to the minimum allows more people the chance for a backyard deck and summer barbecues, and there is nothing shameful about that.

Length: 90 minutes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, attendees will…
…Learn what metal hardware is optional.
…Recognize the value of affordable construction and how it equates with safety.
…Discover how to utilize joist and beam cantilevers to maximize area and minimize material.

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


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