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Over the Counter Plan Review for Permit Techs
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Over the Counter Plan Review for Permit Techs

When: Monday, March 26, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Registration Begins at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Folsom Community Center
52 Natoma Street
Folsom, California  95630
United States
Contact: Kristy Schrimsher

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Description: This one-day class is designed to provide basic plan review experience for the permit tech who wants to perform reviews at the counter. Topics of discussion will include: basic blueprint reading, scales, construction and inspection terminology. Reviews will include gas pipe sizing, pools and spas, decks and patios, carport and garage conversions, and basic understanding of electrical, mechanical and plumbing. Students are required to bring the 2015 IRC (2016 California Residential Code) 2015 UPC (2016 California Plumbing Code), a calculator, architectural and engineering scales.

Duration:      1 Day

ICC CEU:      0.6

Contact Hours:       6

Books needed: 2015 IRC (2016 California Residential Code) 2015 UPC (2016 California Plumbing Code), a calculator, architectural and engineering scales.


Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

1.Understand the Building Code scope and purpose

2.    Gain knowledge of structural terms and concepts

3.    Comprehend inspection terminology

4.    Grasp fundamentals of electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes

5.    Recognize Engineering and Architectural scales and be able to read measurements with each

6.    Learn how and why plan reviews can be done at the counter by PT’s

7.    Be able to research and locate code topics

8.    Read tables applicable to basic reviews in IRC, UPC and UMC

9.    Recognize appropriate building materials

Instructor:    Mary Dickson, CBO, Building Official, City of Litchfield Park, AZ

Mary has been the Building Official for the City of Litchfield Park, AZ since 2017, the Building Official/Fire Marshal for the City of El Mirage for 10 years and Senior Plans Examiner for the City of Avondale, AZ for 9 years. Mary also does free-lance blueprint drawing of custom homes and remodels and has over 500 projects in 7 states.

Before finding her niche in Building Safety she taught high school and junior college classes in architecture, drafting, blueprint reading and computer aided design (CAD) for 12 years.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technology Education and has earned thirteen certifications from ICC (so far!). Mary has taught classes in 9 states on IBC and IRC Overview, Residential Blue Print Reading for Permit Techs, Counter Intelligence, Front Counter Plan Review, Property Maintenance Code, and Hoarding Issues for Building and Code Enforcement.

*Light snacks and lunch will be provided.



Must receive written notice of cancellation 72 hours prior to event for refund.