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NWW: 2018 International Residential Code Update Webinar

Join us for this live 4-hour webinar with Steve Thomas. We will view the change from the 2015 to the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code. The background behind many of the changes will be discussed to provide an understanding of the intent of the changes and how to apply it to your everyday work. Discussion covered in this class will also include the code change process. Washington amendments will also be discussed as part of this webinar.

Credit: 4 LU/HSW
Price: $60 members / $90 non-members / $35 Associate
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Intended Audience: Architects and Building Officials, Contractors
Course Level: Intermediate

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Please indicate on your registration if you would like to be contacted for specific accommodations to fully participate in this program.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will understand the different changes between the 2015 and the 2018 IRC
  • Attendees will understand how to apply the new code requirements to the design of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.
  • Attendees will have an understanding of the new provisions 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

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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.


January 21, 2021
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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