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POSTPONED - NWW: 2018 International Residential Code Overview Seminar

**This program is postponed. Presentation dates and formats are to be determined; watch this page and AIA Northwest Washington Section E-mail notices for updates. Refunds are being processed for those already registered.**

Join us to explore the major provisions of the 2018 International Residential Code with Steve Thomas. The presentation includes detailed discussions of the provisions addressing the following issues: building planning; foundation, floor, wall and roof construction; exterior wall finishes; and roofing systems. The class is designed to provide an introduction to the 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 Building Code Overview Seminar on Thursday, April 23.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will understand the layout of the International Residential Code and where to find different code requirements.
  • Attendees will understand how to apply the code requirements to the design of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.
  • Attendees will have an understanding of the basic requirements of the Residential Code.
  • Attendees will understand the different requirements of the Residential Code including building planning, light framing systems and life safety requirements.


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 24, 2020
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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