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POSTPONED - NWW: 2018 International Building Code Overview Seminar

**This program is postponed. Future dates and presentation formats for this program are to be determined; watch this page and AIA Northwest Washington Section newsletters for updates. Refunds are being processed for those already registered.**

Join us to explore the major provisions of the International Building Code with Steve Thomas. The presentation will include discussions of the provisions addressing the following issues: occupancy classification, types of construction, means of egress, fire sprinklers and fire-resistive-rated construction, administrative provisions and accessibility. This class is designed to provide an introduction to the new provision of the code.

Basic Information

Price: $130 AIA members, $190 non- members. Includes lunch and light morning refreshments.
Presenter: Stephen L. Thomas
Location: Best Western Skagit Valley Convention Center, 2300 Market St., Mount Vernon, WA
Time: 8:30 – 4:30
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Intended Audience: Architects, Building Officials, Contractors

*Lunch is a make-your-own taco bar with vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options.


This program is taking place in an accessible location with zero-step entry, and an accessible restroom. Please note in your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program. Contact Karen Bacon, Northwest Washington Section Program Manager, with any questions or concerns.

Click here for information and to register for the 2018 International Residential Code Overview Seminar on Friday, April 24.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will understand the way buildings are classified under the International Building Code and how to apply those requirements to their design
  • The attendees will gain knowledge on occupancy requirements, type of construction, means of egress, accessibility and other code requirements and how to apply those requirements to their designs.
  • Attendees will have an understanding of how the building code applies to architectural design and how to apply code requirements to their design.
  • Attendees will be able to identify changes to the International Building Code from the previous edition and how to apply those requirements to their designs.


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

Mr. Thomas has over thirty-five 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.


April 23
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Northwest Washington


Best Western Skagit Valley Convention Center
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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