2022 WCOA Building Code Training Institute

Monday, 5 December 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

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Monday, 5 December 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

This 6 hour training reviews and analyzes selected significant changes from the 2018 IBC® to the 2021 IBC®. Discussions will assist code users in identifying the specific code changes that have occurred, and more importantly, understanding the reason behind the change. Finally, it explains those code changes selected due to their frequency of application, special significance or change in application.

 This class is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for Commercial Inspectors.

The cost to attend is $50.00, and includes a complimentary 2023 membership in WCOA.



Webinar opens at 8:00AM

08:30-10:00 Session 1

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Session 2

12:00-1:00 Lunch break

1:00-2:00 Session 3

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Session 3


Some of the major highlights:

 1.       Added, simplified or modified definitions for Atriums, “Change of Occupancy”, “Mass Timber”, “Puzzle Rooms”, 

 2.       Clarified the use group for alcoholic beverage storage.

3.       Added provisions for “Occupied Roofs”, including a new provision that an elevator serving a required accessible occupied roof must now be considered as one of the required accessible means of egress where the roof is located directly above the 3rd story above the level of exit discharge.

 4.       510.2 - Stairway Construction in Podium Buildings.  Addresses confusion on how to address stairway construction that connects combustible and noncombustible portions of a podium building.

 5.       Tables 505.3 & 506.2 were modified to include height and area allowances for Types IV-A, IV-B and IV-C Mass Timber construction.  Many other new provisions added for Mass Timber construction.

 6.       Frontage Increase TABLE 506.3.2 has been simplified.

 7.       Table 601 identifying minimum fire-resistance rating for building elements based on type of construction has been expanded to include new Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C buildings.

 8.       Top of shaft and passageway provisions added for more clarification.

9.       Sprinklers now required in certain open parking garages.

10.     New stairway illumination requirements.

 11.     Handrail requirements for “Social Stairs”.

12.     The ICC A117.1 standard as referenced by the IBC for the design and construction of accessible buildings and facilities has been updated from the 2009 edition to the 2017 edition.  Some of the major changes include enhanced dimensions for clear floor spaces  and turning spaces, modifications to exterior routes, curb cuts, blended transitions, detectable warnings, passenger drop-offs and parking facilities.

 13.     Minimum parapet heights have been established for aggregate-surfaced roofs to prevent blow-off.

 14.     Frost protection to be provided at exterior landings of all required exits utilizing outward swinging doors.

15.     Special event structures are now regulated in the types of temporary structures regulated by Section 3103.

16.     Use of intermodal shipping containers as buildings and structures now addressed in code. • INTERMODAL  SHIPPING CONTAINERS (A six-sided steel unit originally constructed as a general cargo container used for the transport of goods and materials).

Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance

Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance (WCOA) is a non-profit group comprised of building, electrical, plumbing and fire inspectors from every corner of the state. The mission of the Wisconsin Code Officials Alliance (WCOA) is to provide all Code Officials with a professional forum to advance quality and safety in the built environment, through active participation in code development and rulemaking processes, public outreach, and the reasonable and uniform application of adopted construction codes and standards.

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Terrell Stripling
ICC Instructor; Seasoned Fire Protection Engineer, Instructor and Code Analyst
International Code Council

Terrell is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology. His experience in fire prevention, code management and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy is reflected in Terrell’s passion for education. At the college level, he has served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department. He utilizes the theory of the code along with hands-on practical application to achieve ICC’s vision of “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people creating better buildings and safer communities.”

About Terrell Stripling

ICC Instructor; Seasoned Fire Protection Engineer, Instructor and Code Analyst
International Code Council