Upcoming Events and Training

Listed below are upcoming events and training opportunities for building codes officials.

 

 

 


 
Content webinars available through our partnership with SPEER:
Webinar 1 
Topic: There is no Such Thing as 'Like for Like' Replacement
Description: How replacing a working 3 ton system with a new 3 ton system can cause comfort problems. We will examine a simple home and see under what conditions it required a 3 ton unit. We will then look at how updating a handful of settings (to late 1990s / early 2000s standards) can bring that home’s needs down to 2-2 ½ ton.
We will see how a new 3 ton system will fail where an old one did not.
We will then see a demonstration of the solution: do a Manual J Load!
Presenter: Alex Meaney, Wrightsoft 
This is a previously developed and presented webinar.
When: Apr 8, 2021 01:00-2:00 PM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qtFFr7MISL6X_xlqmL28fw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar 2 
Topic: There is no Such Thing as a Ton: The Importance of Manual S 
Description: This presentation covers a series of topics related to the myth of a ton and the value of Manual S including:
• why AHRI data should NEVER be used to determine equipment size and why that is
• what a ton really is
• what the Manual S procedure is and why it's important
• exceptions to the standard Manual S rules.
In short, we'll learn that there really is no such thing as a ton.
Presenter: Alex Meaney, Wrightsoft 
This is a previously developed and presented webinar.
When:  Apr 15, 2021 01:00-2:00 PM Central Time
Register in advance for this webinar: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wwtNEucgSOCCWx68--SddQ 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Webinar 3 
Topic: What’s the Difference Between the HERS Index & Energy Rating Index (and why it matters) 
Description: With energy code evolution, another compliance path has emerged for builders to choose: the Energy Rating Index performance path found in IECC R406. This path emerged in the 2015 IECC and has further developed in the later codes.
The Energy Rating Index (ERI) was based on the proprietary HERS Index(TM) owned and developed by RESNET. RESNET also developed ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standards 301 and 380 which are referenced in the 2018 and later energy codes.
However, during the code development cycle there were additional requirements for the ERI that are not found in the ANSI standard and those requirements change the Index numbers dramatically. Those changes are not reflected in the HERS Index(TM), which can cause tons of confusion between code officials, raters, and builders as they work through ensuring homes comply with the current building codes. 
Presenter: Brett Dillon, CEO The Dillon Group
When: Apr 22, 2021 01:00-2:30 PM Central Time   
Register in advance for this webinar: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EnWx50ilRh6IJ_OH9pFfqw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Webinar 4 
Topic: Stucco Installation Requirements (and the damage that can occur when improperly installed)
Description: From the IRC: "R703.7 Exterior plaster. Installation of these materials shall be in compliance with ASTM C 926, ASTM C 1063 and the provisions of this code."
So... who has a copy of those standards? We will discuss what is in them and what people regularly get wrong. Lath, plaster, weep screeds, fasteners, curing, support and the crucial proper application of the weather resistive barrier. All of this and more comes together for a successful stucco installation. Less than a proper installation is one of the leading causes of builder litigation.
Presenter: Jeff Adams, Adams Home Inspection
When: Apr 27, 2021 09:00-11:00 AM Central Time   
Register in advance for this webinar: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aqP2MBs9QoqTJOa6d75oMg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  


Winter Freeze Protection - Lessons Learned 
NICET and ICC 2.0 contact hours
May 12, 2021 from 11:00 - 1:00 pm CST

Join a panel of fire protection professionals who were directly impacted and responded to the historic winter freeze which affected Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas in February of 2021.  The presentation will provide participants with a review of the circumstances leading up the freeze, during the freeze and the outcome and response of those affected.  Finally, panelist will discuss best practices for the design, installation, inspection, repair and reporting of fire protection systems to be prepared for and withstand winter freeze conditions.

This Chapter Meeting and training session is FREE! 

This seminar is being held LIVE online.  Attendance is REQUIRED during the event.  Any participant not in the online class within 30 minutes of the start time will be unenrolled.  No continuing education credits or refunds will be given for unenrollments.  

Register Here

https://member.nfsa.org/Events/Calendar-Of-Events/Meeting-Home-Page?meetingid=%7B4C5A7926-EC5A-460C-AD2C-BCFFA55C56CE%7D
 
 
Go to Class – Virtually!
 
Join a live training event from any location with an internet connection. Virtual training is a hybrid learning environment where you participate remotely and experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as if you were physically in the classroom. 

 
Visit the Learning Center for all training opportunities!

The Code Council is releasing a series of documents. These documents outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes. These resources follow from a recent Code Council survey that found that although 93 percent of surveyed code professionals continue to work during the crisis, many do not have the capacity to perform essential duties in a virtual work environment.
 

Resources
ICC Code Adoption Toolkit 
ICC Education & Certification Live Schedule
Building Codes Assistance Project's Upcoming Events
SPEER Events Calendar
SPEER 2015 Texas Energy Code Adoption Toolkit
International Code Compliance Calculator (ICCC / IC3)
Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory
Cedar Valley College - Home of the Sustainable Communities Institute
U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program & Resource Center
Other Sources of Information

 
 
 
 
SPEER is hosting 3 webinars in July on HVAC systems. Please see the descriptions below for details, and the link to register. In August, SPEER will rebroadcast the webinar  How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need.
All webinars require registration through SPEER, and they will send you an email confirmation once you have registered for the event.
Please see below for the webinar registration links.

Webinar 1: Residential HVAC Load Calculations – Do It Right!  
Description: This will be an overview of the fundamentals of a proper residential load calculation to include highlighting important key elements during the modeling process. Case studies and real life scenarios are shown and tied back into the importance of ACCA Manuals J, S & D. ?Presenters: Bill Timberlake & Anthony Maynor, RightTek HVAC TrainingWhen: Jul 14, 2020 09:30-11:00 AM Central Time
Topic: Residential HVAC Load Calculations - Do it Right!

Webinar 2: HVAC Equipment Solutions for Highly Efficient Homes
Description: We will discuss how the HVAC needs for highly efficient homes may be different than that of a code built home. We will look at potential equipment solutions that may be appropriate and installation considerations of that equipment. Also discussed will be ACCA's Manual LLH and other considerations when selecting, designing, installing and inspecting HVAC systems. Presenter: Tim Prevost, High-Velocity Systems
When: Jul 16, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: HVAC Equipment Solutions for Highly Efficient Homes

Webinar 3: Forced Air Zoning and Bypass 101 
Description: We’ll look at the recommended way to install a zoned residential HVAC system. We’ll discuss proper control and installation techniques as well as pitfalls to avoid. We'll also discuss code requirements, installation details, manufacturers instructions and best practices. Presenter David Imig, EWC Controls
When: Jul 22, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: Forced Air Zoning and Bypass 101

Webinar 4: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need
Description: Many municipalities may not be aware of the proper procedure for code adoption. This presentation will show where cities can access resources to aide in this process. The presentation will also discuss building department protocols and aligning zoning and other city considerations during the code adoption process. Presenters: Carolyn Horner, NCTCOG & Jason Vandever, SPEER
When: Aug 5, 2020 09:30-10:30 AM Central Time
Topic: How to update building codes: A primer and resources for cities in need