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
10:15-12:00 Session 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-2:00 Session 3
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).