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Code Reload | 2021 Building Code Updates

This is the first session in the 2023 Code Reload Series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee.

This two day program will provide an understanding of the changes between current 2018 IBC based codes and the new 2021 IBC based codes, including the codes as adopted by the City of Seattle. It will also go into how to interpret and apply key code provisions that apply to most buildings.

Join us online March 22 and March 23, 2023 (12-2pm each day) for Code Reload | 2021 Building Code Updates. Register below and look for information regarding online event access in your confirmation email.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 5:00pm PT.

This is a 2-day program. Participants must attend the live webinars both days in order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion. All registration and credit questions can be directed to Andrea Aguilera


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Zoom Webinar

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Zoom Webinar

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*All sessions and speakers subject to change. 


Includes continuing education credit (4 LU | HSW) 

$105.00  $121.00 AIA Member
$105.00  $121.00 Government + Partners
$65.00 $75.00  Associate member
$25.00 $29.00 Student
$205.00 $236.00  Non-Member

Registration has closed

Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2023. After this time, the price increases 15%.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 5:00pm PT.

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Tuesday, March 7, 5:00PM PT. 


Richard Pellinger, SDCI Technical Codes Manager | Richard is the Technical Codes Manager with Seattle DCI. He is responsible for implementing technical policy and the Seattle Building Codes throughout the department. Prior to joining the City in 2007, Richard worked in Seattle with over 20 years of experience in building design and construction, including residential, mixed-use and commercial work. Richard serves on the AIA Codes Committee, the WABO TCD committee, and is a voting member for ICC Code Development. In addition, Richard is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Architecture.




Amedeo Gallucci, P.E, Bend Office Principal and Fire Protection Engineer | Amedeo Gallucci is a Fire Protection Engineer and Mechanical Engineer who began his career as a federal Trial Technician and Wildland Forest Fighter where he studied and worked with fire spread and behavior. Since joining Code Unlimited over five years ago, Amedeo has focused on managing risk for the built environment through structural analysis, equipment analysis, egress analysis, finite element analysis, and computational fluid dynamics. Amedeo’s advanced computer modeling skills and knowledge of fire and life safety regulations have been an asset to several notable education projects such as Oregon State University’s Cascades Building and Washington State University’s Vancouver Campus.

*All sessions and speakers subject to change.


  • Gain an overview of the reason and the history of Code Adoptions.
  • Review core concepts and updates on occupancy classification, atriums, laboratories, and mass timber construction types, and many other aspects
  • Learn about changes to allowable heights and areas, fire resistance, fire ratings, and fire protection systems
  • Learn about transitioning from 2019 to 2022 based Codes as related to means of egress; and learn about forthcoming updates to the Seattle-specific codes and Seattle 2021 code amendments.


Andersen Construction Company of Washington | Code Unlimited | HolmesPuget Sound Energy


Special thanks to the Code Committee for planning this series of sessions!

Skye Bredberg, AIA
Leonard Ruff, AIA

Program, Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Andrea Aguilera, Senior Programs Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Melissa K. Neher, Executive Director at AIA Seattle


March 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
March 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938