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2020 OBOA Educational Institute — All Class Details

Monday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 9 | Via Zoom

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 3 @ Noon

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This page provides class details for all 15 classes offered over the three-day virtual institute.
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Important: There is a mix of class offering types -- please verify dates/times and read all class details carefully before registering. There are four concurrent sessions every day.

  • Some are full-day, six-hour classes, all day (0.6 CEUs)
  • Some are only half-day classes (0.3 CEUs)
  • Some are six-hour classes, split over two days (0.6 CEUs and must take both for credit)

Attendees must register for each class they will attend (one registration per six-hour class). All classes will be held in webinar format with breaks and multiple opportunities to ask questions/interact with our expert speaker. This is not just a recorded flat webinar -- it's a great way to learn in our new online world! Webinar access details and handout materials will be emailed to participants two days prior to the class. 

 

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Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 3 @ Noon

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A1) Structural Concerns in Residential Constructions - Snider A6.1) 2019 Oregon Commercial Energy Code Review - Shelide, O'Neil, & Vinje B4) Empowerment & Delegation - Schneider
A2) Communicating & Connecting - Schneider A7) IBC Tenant Improvement Aspects of Assembly, Business & Mercantile Occupancies - Thomas B5.1) NFPA 13, 13R, 13D 2016 Edition Updates - Browning
A3) Significant Fires and Their Impact on Model Codes - Swanson B1) 2018 IRC/IBC Braced Wall Provisions - Snider C1) Accessory Structures, Decks, Carports & Patio Covers - Snider
A4) IBC Commercial Roofing - Thomas B2) Building Areas, Fire Areas and Mixed Occupancies - Thomas C2) IBC Extreme Plan Review and Inspection - Thomas
A5.1) Residential Inspections: Footings to Final & Plan Review - Rozzell B3.1) 2018 IMC Design, Installation & Inspection Principles - CLASS CANCELLED C3) Dealing with Difficult People - Schneider

 
Monday, December 7

A1) Structural Concerns in Residential Constructions | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1 pm)

The majority of this seminar is spent reviewing specific construction and framing errors identified by licensed structural engineers and the Engineered Wood Association (APA). The lateral load path will be discussed in detail as well as common site conditions that should be reviewed for each project. The residential deck provisions will also be discussed in detail. Handouts will be provided that will assist inspectors in the field to be able to check common framing errors such as overdriven fasteners, excess notches or holes, misplaced holdowns, etc. The last portion of the course is reserved as an open discussion period.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss common issues in the design and construction of typical residential construction
  • Understand general overview of structural design for simple structures
  • Learn about solutions for common structural issues and discuss when engineered solutions are required.
Target Audience: Plan Reviewers, Inspectors, Contractors, Architects, Residential Designers
Level of Expertise: Beginner
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 26584

A2) Communicating & Connecting 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

This highly interactive and engaging webinar will provide the tools and skills to effectively communicate and connect with others. So much of our image and impression is wrapped in communication, this session will enable participants to manage tone, hit the objectives of communication and understand the impact of their non-verbal signals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Enhance Listening Skills
  • Effectively Manage Communication Tone
  • Understand the Impact of Communication Richness
  • Understand the Role of Communication in Relationships, Conflict, Teamwork and Leadership
  • Create Clearer Messages and Communication
Target Audience: Building Inspectors (All Disciplines), Code Enforcement, Building Officials, Permit Technicians, Plans Examiners, Anyone Working in a Team Environment
Level of Expertise: Beginner or Intermediate
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 26585

A3) Significant Fires and Their Impact on Model Codes | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The United States has experienced a significant number of fires that have impacted thousands of lives. This course will provide attendees with the history and investigation reports from many of the significant fires in our past that played an important role in the codes we enforce today. It is important for individuals responsible for adopting, applying, interpreting, and enforcing these codes to understand why the codes are written the way they are with the intent to prevent them from occurring again.

Learning objectives:
  • Understand the history behind the model codes used in the United States and their origin
  • Study significant fires in our nation's history and the impact they have had on the model codes (ICC and NFPA) over the years.
  • Evaluate investigation reports from significant fires to learn how to prevent history from repeating itself.
  • Discuss why it's important for code officials to know the history behind many of the requirements code officials administer on a regular basis.

Target Audience: Building and fire code officials, design professionals, anyone involved in the application, enforcement and interpretation of model building and fire codes.
Level of Expertise: Anyone (applicable to all levels of experience)
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 26587


A4) IBC Commercial Roofing | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Provides an overview of the commercial roofing requirements in Chapter 15 of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) / 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). The application of low-slope roofs will be the primary focus of this class. The use of manufacture’s installation instructions as well as evaluation reports will be discussed in the installation and inspection of these types of roofing systems.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Attendees will understand the different type of roofing materials regulated by the building code.
  • Attendees will be able to identify the roof classifications required by the building code.
  • Attendees will understand the installation of various roofing materials.
Target Audience: Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Building Officials
Level of Expertise: Beginner
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 26586

A5.1) Residential Inspections: From Footings to Final & Plan Review (1st half) | 1:00 –4:00 pm

This class will cover structural, mechanical and plumbing inspections for residential homes. The class will provide new inspectors, or inspectors who need a refresher on what should be covered during a residential inspection, through all phases of the project.

Learning Objectives:
  • Structural inspections and common issues
  • Mechanical inspections and common issues
  • Plumbing inspections and common issues
  • To be able to identify and solve common issues during the construction of a new home
Target Audience: New or Cross-Trained Inspectors
Level of Expertise: Beginner
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 837

A6.1) 2019 Oregon Commercial Energy Code Review (1st Half) | 1:00–4:00 pm

Presented by a Panel of Experts: Blake Shelide, PE, Facilities Engineer, Oregon Department of Energy; Nick O’Neil, PE, Director of Research & Evaluation, Energy 350; Tony Adams, LC, National Lighting Manager, Evergreen Consulting Group; and Paul Vinje, Chief Plans Examiner, City of Hillsboro
This session will provide an overview of Oregon energy code history and recent energy code policy developments. Attendees will learn about the requirements of the recently adopted 2019 Oregon Energy Code (based on ASHRAE 90.1-2016), including the envelope, mechanical, and electrical requirements, with a focus on what has changed in the last code cycle. Key energy efficiency provisions will be highlighted in a discussion-based, instructor-led format. Code compliance pathways will be discussed, and resources for additional information will be provided. New! This course will also provide a practical perspective of plans review of energy code requirements and a brief look ahead to the next code cycle. Thank you to our session sponsor Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA).

This session has been updated since its previous offering in August. Based on several requests, we are excited to announce that we have added co-presenter Paul Vinje for the OBOA member/plans examiner perspective. 

Class Materials/Books to Reference: ASHRAE 90.1-2016, 2019 OZERCC
Target Audience: Building Officials and inspectors who are responsible for energy code review
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 23659

Please note the second half of this class is on Tuesday, 12/8 from 1-4 pm. Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.

A7) IBC Tenant Improvement Aspects of Assembly, Business & Mercantile Occupancies (½ day only) | 1:00–4:00 pm

Identifies International Building Code (IBC) provisions applicable to the design and construction of tenant space improvements. The discussion addresses the three most common types of uses: business, mercantile and assembly. It emphasizes options available in the code for gaining compliance. Discussion includes occupancy separations and fire areas, type of construction features, fire-resistance-rated construction, interior finish materials, fire protection features, means of egress components and means of egress design.

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will understand how to apply the different compliance options of Chapter 34 of the OSSC and the International Existing Building Code to projects.
  • Attendees will understand the unusual aspects of alterations to the most common type of Group A, B and M occupancies.
  • Attendees will learn how to apply the code requirements to tenant improvement projects.
Target Audience: Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Building Officials, Fire Code Officials
Level of Expertise: Beginner and Intermediate
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 26588

Tuesday, December 8

B1) 2018 IRC/IBC Braced Wall Provisions | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1 pm)

The requirements for braced walls per the International Residential Code (IRC) and Section 2308 of the International Building Code (IBC) will be discussed, as well as the requirements for engineered shear walls per the IBC and its referenced standards. This seminar is ideal for the building plan reviewer and building inspector alike. The conventional and engineered requirements for floor and roof framing provided in both the IBC and IRC will also be discussed during this seminar. Several examples will be provided as well as methods to quickly ensure that braced wall or engineered shear wall provisions are met.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the difference between braced walls and shear walls (conventional vs engineered)
  • Understand different methods and restrictions for braced wall design in IBC and IRC.
  • Learn how to review and inspect shear walls and braced walls.
Target Audience: Building Officials, Plan Reviewers, Inspectors, contractors, and Residential Designers
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Class Books/Materials to Reference: 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 20060

B2) Building Areas, Fire Areas and Mixed Occupancies | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1 pm)

Comprehensive discussion of the major compartmentalization concepts of the International Building Code (IBC), focusing on those requirements that deal with building size, sprinkler options and mixed-use buildings. Fire resistance-rated construction is also addressed. This class will include topics on allowable areas, area increases, unlimited area buildings, fire area concept and construction, incidental/ accessory use areas and separated/non- separated uses.

Learning Objectives
  • Students will be able to identify the different occupancy classifications in the International Building Code
  • Students will be able to calculate the maximum height and area of a building based on the occupancy classification and Type of Construction.
  • Students will be able to identify the different types of construction outlined in the International Building Code
  • Students will be able to evaluate and design mixed occupancy buildings in accordance with the International Building Code.
Target Audience: Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Building Officials, Fire Code Officials, Permit Technicians
Level of Expertise: Beginner and Intermediate
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 17233

B3.1) 2018 IMC Design, Installation & Inspection Principles (1st half) | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A HEALTH EMERGENCY. WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE SOON.

This seminar highlights key provisions of the 2018 International Mechanical Code® (IMC®) and provides practice in applying key requirements. It reinforces learning by supplying immediate feedback or clarification. It walks participants through the content outline of the code book and describes key sections. 

Learning Objectives (Upon completion, participants will be better able to):
  • Summarize the purpose and content of each chapter contained in the 2018 IMC.
  • Describe the intent and application of major sections of the 2018 IMC.
  • Explain the application of the 2018 IMC through inspection, plan review and enforcement.
  • Apply provisions of the 2018 IMC through plan review and inspection processes.
Target Audience: Mechanical Inspectors, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Plans Examiners
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Class Materials: There is a $20 workbook fee required for this class. Registered attendees will receive a custom link/code for downloading the required electronic Work/Code book. There will also be PowerPoint slides (from the presentation) provided.
ICC CEUs: 0.6

Please note the second half of this class is on Wednesday, 12/9 from 9 am – 12 pm. Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.

B4) Empowerment & Delegation | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Empowering ourselves and others is a key component to success. In this interactive webinar, participants will understand the importance of empowerment, why empowerment fails and how to evaluate the risks and rewards of true empowerment. The initial focus of this program is to overcome the common obstacles associated with delegation and transform simple task delegation into an empowerment process. The transition to empowerment is important in succession planning, developing team members and creating a truly high-performance environment. The program will also contrast the difference between empowered delegation and the dumping of unimportant and unwanted tasks.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identification of Tasks and Projects for Delegation
  • Retaining Accountability in Empowerment
  • Overcoming the Obstacles to Empowerment
  • Providing Self-Empowerment
Target Audience: Building Inspectors (All Disciplines), Code Enforcement, Building Officials, Permit Technicians, Plans Examiners, Anyone Working in a Team Environment
Level of Expertise: Beginner or Intermediate
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 26589

B5.1) NFPA 13, 13R, 13D 2016 Edition Updates (1st half) | 1:00–4:00 pm

The 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) is now in full effect, and references the 2016 editions of NFPA 13, 13R and 13D. Have ready your 2016 Edition of the sprinkler standards, a notebook and a highlighter. This full-day seminar discusses the significant changes to the sprinkler standards. The seminar will go chapter‐by‐chapter and not just identify the new requirements, but discuss the reasons supporting them and the issues behind them as well as their potential impact. 
Thank you to this Session Sponsor National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)!

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13
  • Identify the changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13D
  • Identify the changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13R
  • Describe the impact that these changes have on system design and installation
Target Audience: Code officials, design professionals, plan reviewers, contractors
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 23656

Please note the second half of this class is on Wednesday, 12/9 from 1-4 pm. Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.

A6.2) 2019 Oregon Commercial Energy Code Review (2nd half) | 1:00–4:00 pm

Please see class details above (1st half on 12/7). Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.


Wednesday, December 9

C1) 2018 IRC Accessory Structures, Decks, Carports & Patio Covers | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1 pm)

This seminar will focus on the conventional construction requirements for detached accessory structures (i.e. garages, sheds, etc.), residential decks, carports, and patio structures to ensure compliance with the International Residential Code (IRC). The intent of this class is to help building officials and plans examiners to know how to quickly perform a review of these projects at the counter to see if they are in compliance with the IRC and will also help building inspectors to know what to look for in the field.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss design requirements of accessory structures including simplified conventional construction requirements.
  • Discuss IRC prescriptive design for decks attached to dwelling units
  • Discuss various patio cover types and structural requirements for these structures.
Target Audience: Building Officials, Plan Reviewers, Inspectors, contractors, and Residential Designers
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 26590

C2) IBC Extreme Plan Review and Inspection | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1 pm)

This class addresses the very large and unusual building plan review and inspections. The class will focus on highrise construction, atriums, very large buildings and unusual projects. The class will also discuss the special inspection process and how to monitor the program. The discussion will address the review and inspections of alternate designs and performance based design.

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will learn to apply the building code requirements to unlimited area buildings.
  • Attendees will learn the difference between prescriptive codes and performance codes.
  • Attendees will learn how to evaluate alternate designs and methods of construction.
  • Attendees will understand the intent and purpose of the building code.
Target Audience: Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Building Officials, Fire Code Officials
Level of Expertise: Advanced
Class Materials/Books to Reference: 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
ICC CEUs: 0.6
ICC Course #: 26592

C3) Dealing with Difficult People (½ day only) | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dealing with Difficult People is the ultimate program to learn how to deal with the caustic, unmotivated, disengaged, arrogant, mean and just plain difficult humans. Difficult people come in all aspects of our professional and personal life.  They can be customers, co-workers, or team members. They can even be your boss. The first view in Dealing with Difficult People is to identify the common types and hybrids of difficult people and then move into understanding the motivations and reasons that people become difficult. Converting understanding into performance and action, Dealing with Difficult People moves into the skills, tactics, and approaches in dealing with difficult people. These skills, when applied consistently, can turn, and win difficult team members, customers and co-workers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Utilizing a Standard Approach to Difficult People
  • Learning to Employ Listening and Empathy
  • Identifying Common Types of Difficult People
  • Using Emotional Intelligence in Challenging Situations
Target Audience: Building Inspectors (All Disciplines), Code Enforcement, Building Officials, Permit Technicians, Plans Examiners, Anyone Working in a Team Environment
Level of Expertise: Beginner and Intermediate
ICC CEUs: 0.3
ICC Course #: 21323

B3.2) 2018 IMC Design, Installation & Inspection Principles (2nd half) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A HEALTH EMERGENCY. WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE SOON.

Please see class full details above (1st half on 12/8). Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.


A5.2) Residential Inspections: From Footings to Final & Plan Review (2nd half) | 1:00–4:00 pm

Please see class full details above (1st half on 12/7). Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.


B5.2) NFPA 13, 13R, 13D 2016 Edition Updates (2nd half) | 1:00–4:00 pm

Please see class full details above (1st half on 12/8). Participants are required to attend both sessions to earn credit. Registration for this class includes attendance both days and all class materials.


 
Registration for this institute has closed.
If you have any questions, changes, or need other info, please email [email protected]