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Code Class: 2021 IBC Overview

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Code Class: 2021 IBC Overview

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Explores the major provisions of the International Building Code.

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.

  • This full-day program includes lunch.
  • This class will be submitted for approval for 6.0 AIA CES Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) learning unit hours


Stephen L. Thomas, CBO – Colorado Regional Manager and Education Director for Shums Coda Associates.

Mr. Thomas has over forty-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 across the country. Working for a building code-consulting firm since 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for different 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 was named an honorary member of ICC in 2021. 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, 2018, 2021, & 2024 IBC, all available from ICC. He and his previous firm, Colorado Code Consulting, were awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the ICC in 2018. He has presented building code classes for the last 35 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.

Registration is required.

Refund policy: Registrations may be transferred up to 24 hours prior to the event by contacting Registrations cancelled 7 days or more in advance will be refunded 50% of the registration rate. Refunds are unavailable within 7 days of the event.


August 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT
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