November Meeting – 2009 International Existing Building Code Fundamentals

November 10, 2011 – Presented by: John Gibson

This seminar discusses critical concepts of the 2009 International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®). It will provide a basis for the correct use and application of the code. It will build an understanding of the intent of the code through detailing basic tables, categorizations and a case study.

Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
– Recognize the limitations and extent of the codes related to existing buildings.
– Recognize the classifications of work associated with existing buildings.
– Identify fire protection systems that need to be upgraded.
– Recognize vertical openings that need partial or complete enclosure.
– Identify unsafe interior finishes that need to be replaced.
– Determine adequate means of egress.
– Identify needed accessibility improvements.
– Identify improvements to structural systems.
– Describe the compliance alternative tabular method of evaluating existing buildings.

John M. Gibson, Jr., M.C.P., C.B.O., C.P.C.A., C.F.M. – John is a Technical Advisor and Instructor for the International Code Council (ICC). A certified Master Code Professional and Certified Fire Marshal; he has forty (40) other certifications, including thirty- three (33) from the ICC.

Having earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Delaware, he has also studied Architecture at Georgia Tech and completed courses in Emergency Management and Fire Prevention at the National Emergency Training Center.
Formerly the Director of the Department of Permits and Inspections for Frederick County Maryland, he is an ICC Honorary Member, has served on the ICC- Evaluations Services (ICC- ES) Board of Directors, the ICC Code Correlating Committee, the Board of Directors for BOCA International, Inc., Maryland’s Governor’s Smart Code Strategy Group, Chaired the ICC Board for International Professional Standards and is an Honorary Member and Past President of the Maryland Building Officials Association.
Mr. Gibson currently teaches ICC administrative, building, residential, existing building, property maintenance, zoning, green building, wildland/urban interface, energy courses, and is a contract instructor at the Dept. of Homeland Security, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy , and Emmitsburg , MD. Mr. Gibson also received the ICC Educator of the Year award in 2010.

Ramada Conference Center, 352 North Street, Saco, Maine

6.0 PDHs/0.6CEUs (Currently being reviewed for Diamond Approval)

8:00 am-8:30 am Sign in (Continental Breakfast)
8:30 am-12:00 pm Presentation
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch (Buffet Lunch)
1:00 pm-3:30 pm Presentation

$100 members: Priced at Cost, includes seminar handout, breakfast, and lunch
$160 nonmembers

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