Thursday, September 24 AND Friday, September 25

1–4 pm each day

"2018 IRC/IBC Braced Wall Provisions"

International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC)

Presented by Todd Snider, SE, CBO, Utah Regional Manager, West Coast Code Consultants, Inc.

Registration is closed.

Class Description:

The requirements for braced walls per the IRC and Section 2308 of the 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:

  1. Learn the difference between braced walls and shear walls (conventional vs engineered)
  2. Understand different methods and restrictions for braced wall design in IBC and IRC.
  3. 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)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)

ICC Preferred Provider Program Continuing Education Credit (ICC PPP CEUs): 

OBOA is an approved International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider. The Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational offerings as they relate to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. It is the intent of OBOA that all classes offered at institutes will be approved for the Preferred Provider Program.

ICC PPP Approved Course #: 20060 | 0.6 CEUs (must take both sessions for credit)

An ICC CEU is a continuing education unit; each 10 clock hours of continuing education equals 1 CEU. Our typical one-day seminar has 6 hours of instruction, or 0.6 CEUs. Credit is awarded for a variety of activities wherein the objective is achieving relevant professional knowledge beyond that required for initial certification. Participation in all OBOA courses are approved for International Code Council (ICC) certification renewal continuing education credits as noted for each class. Please check with your appropriate jurisdiction and/or institution regarding your specific continuing education credit needs. 



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