Category Archives: Education and Seminars

Meetings, seminars, and educational opportunities

Spring, 2018 Meeting and Education Details

The Spring, 2018 meeting will be held March 21st-23rd at the Quality Inn and Conference Center (formerly the Comfort Inn) in Bismarck. The Executive Board and General Membership meetings will be held at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 21st.

Spring 2018 Registration

Thursday, March 22nd – 2015 IBC Means of Egress
This seminar addresses numerous provisions in the 2015 IBC where the code contains requirements pertaining to establishing a means of egress in buildings. Attendees will be presented with specific problems related to means of egress and asked to solve each case study. The course is intended to help plan reviewers to determine compliance with the IBC.

Friday, March 23rd – 2015 Residential Deck Construction and 2015 Inspector Skills
This half?day seminar introduces basic design and construction methods for single?story residential wood decks. The vertical and lateral load paths of conventional residential decks are now addressed in the 2015 International Residential Code.

Developed specifically for construction inspectors in all disciplines, the topics covered are equally important to all employees of public service agencies, including permit technicians, plan reviewers, managers, building officials, and fire code officials.

The instructor both days is Alex “Cash” Olszowy. ICC Continuing Education Credits are available both days and all courses include workbooks. Class runs from 8AM-4PM and lunch is provided both days.

Fall, 2017 Meeting and Education Details

The Fall, 2017 meeting will be held October 18th-20th at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel & Conference Center in Dickinson. The Executive Board and General Membership meetings will be held at 1:00 and 3:00 on the 18th.

Fall 2017 Registration Form

Thursday, October 19th – 2015 IBC Use of Fire & Smoke Separations
This class will go over when and where firewalls are required and what the difference is between firewalls, fire barriers and fire partitions. Also covered are smoke barriers and smoke partitions along with penetrations and opening protection.

Friday, October 20th – 2015 IBC Accessibility & Usability for Commercial Buildings
This seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial facilities for compliance with the 2015IBC and ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities.

The instructor for both classes is Doug Thornburg. ICC Continuing Education Credits are available both days, includes workbooks. Class runs from 8AM-4PM and lunch is provided both days.

Spring, 2017 Meeting and Education Details

The spring gathering for 2017 will be held March 22-24, 2017 at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Fargo.  The Executive Board and General Membership Meetings will be held on the 22nd.

Thursday, March 23rd, features not only a class on the 2015 IFC and IBC fire protection systems provisions but that evening there will be a reception for the NDBOA building officials that retired in the previous year.

Friday will focus on the legal aspects of code administration.  Lunch will be provided both days.  Details and the registration form are attached below.

Spring 2017 Seminar Info
Spring 2017 Registration

Fall, 2016 Meeting and Seminar Details

The Fall, 2016 NDBOA meetings will be held September 14-16th at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday September 14th, 2016
1:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. – General Business Meeting

Thursday September 15th, 2016
2015 IMC Design, Installation, and Inspection Principles

Friday September 16th, 2016
2015 IFGC Design, Installation, and Inspection Principles

You can find details and the registration form below:
Fall 2016 Seminar Info
Fall 2016 Seminar Registration

Fall, 2015 Meeting and Seminar Details

The fall, 2015 NDBOA meetings will be held September 16th-18th at the Rough Riders Hotel in Medora, ND. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday September 16th, 2015
1:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. – General Business Meeting
Thursday and Friday September 17th & 18th, 2015
IRC Performing Residential Building Inspections (2day seminar)

You can find more details and the registration form below.
Fall 2015 Seminar Details
Fall, 2015 Registration Form

Spring, 2015 Meeting Details

Dates: March 18-20, 2015
Location: Comfort Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck ND
A block of rooms has been set aside for the NDBOA through March 3, 2015
Registration Form
2015 Form

Wednesday, March 18th
1:00 PM – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 PM – General Business Meeting

Thursday and Friday, March 19th-20th
2012 IBC – Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews
This two-day seminar will help participants better understand and apply the requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC®) regarding the knowledge of performing a nonstructural plan review. When you complete this seminar, you will be able to determine whether a given set of building plans complies with the outlined requirements of the 2012 IBC.

The topics covered in this course are not all inclusive. Selected topics that mirror the plan review record are included and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered.

Instructor: Mike Giachetti has been with ICC for 11 years and is currently a senior staff engineer in ICC’s Chicago Regional Office Plan Review Department.

Most of his activities involve supervision of the plan review department.
In addition to his supervisory duties, he performs architectural and structural plan reviews of commercial and residential structures, provides interpretations of the International Codes, and assists with the development and updating of the codes. He teaches several building code seminars including Nonstructural and Structural Plan Review, Fundamentals of the International Building Code and Solving Means of Egress.

Previously, he has been the instructor for an on-line class on Residential and Non-Residential Plan Review for Red Rocks Community College in Colorado. He previously served as part of the ASTM D07 committee which was involved with wood analysis. He also served as part of the committee for the development of the International Existing Building Code. He holds both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Free IBC Seminar Available

Skold Companies and McKeon Doors are offering a pair of free seminars in November. They each offer five hours of continuing education for both the AIA and the ICC. Lunch is provided each day, as well! You can download more specifics on the chapters the seminars will cover. The classes will be held as follows:

Tuesday – November 18, 2014 in Fargo, ND
10:00 – 4:00
Hilton Garden Inn – Fargo
4351 17th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58103

Wednesday – November 19, 2014 in Bismarck, ND
10:00 – 4:00
Radisson Hotel Bismarck
605 E. Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501″>Seminar registration is available on-line.

Fall, 2014 Meeting Details

The Fall, 2014 NDBOA General Business Meeting and Continuing Education are scheduled for September 10-12, 2014 at the C’Mon Inn in Fargo. A block of rooms has been set aside for NDBOA attendees.

The Executive Board Meeting and General Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, the 10th, and the individual classes will run the full days of the 11th and 12th. Adobe .pdf files containing the details for the courses as well as the registration and membership application are below.
Training Information
Seminar Registration

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Legal Aspects and Ethics for Building Departments

Description: Legal Aspects and ethics for Building Departments-The first part of this one-day course provides individuals with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of code enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. Topics will include historical results of ignoring regulations, interpretation and application of pertinent laws and theories of legal liability. The second part will discuss ethics, with a discussion of “real world” issues that affect the perception and performance of the code enforcement staff.

Friday, September 12, 2014
IBC Advanced Means of Egress

Description: IBC Advanced Means of Egress-An advanced look at the means of egress requirements included in Chapter 10 of the International Building Code. The presentation will include detailed discussions on the design and review of the means of egress in unusual occupancies. Subjects included in the class are malls, assembly occupancies, special egress components, smoke proof enclosures, horizontal exits and exit passageways. Practical examples will be used to illustrate code requirements. This class is designed for those students that have a basic understanding of how the means of egress is designed and reviewed.

The instructor for both Thursday and Friday sessions will be STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO
President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC