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NWW: 2018 International Existing Building Code Overview Webinar

Join us for this live 7-hour webinar with Steve Thomas. He will address the relationship of the 2018 International Existing Building Code to existing buildings. The webinar focuses on the fundamental requirements on an existing structure that undergoes repair work, alteration, renovation activity or construction of an addition, and the effect of a change in the building’s occupancy classification. Discussion will also include the “Performance Compliance Alternatives” method of evaluating a building. We will also discuss changes that occurred between the 2015 and 2018 editions of the code.

Credits: 7 LU/HSW
Price: $100 members / $150 non-members / $60 Associate
Dates: November 19 & 20
Thursday, November 19 – 12:30pm-4:30pm
Friday, November 20 – 8:30am-12:30pm
Must attend both days for LUs

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn the “prescriptive” method of design evaluation for existing buildings.
  • Students will learn the “work area” method of design evaluation for existing buildings.
  • Students will learn the “performance” method of design evaluation for existing buildings.
  • Students will learn how accessibility requirements from the ADA are integrated into the IEBC for existing building evaluations.


Stephen L. Thomas, President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC

Steve Thomas headshot Mr. Thomas has over forty years’ experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections and administration. His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO and ICC committees including serving as a member and then Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 IBC, both available from ICC. He and his firm were awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the ICC in 2018. He has presented building code classes for the last 30 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.

This program is presented by AIA Northwest Washington Section. Contact Program Manager Karen Bacon with any questions or concerns.


November 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
November 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
7 LU , HSW


AIA Northwest Washington