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 Export to Your Calendar 8/20/2020
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: United States
Contact: (916) 451-9093

Online registration is available until: 8/19/2020
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CRC – Chapter 4 FOUNDATIONS: Webinar

CEU: 2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Cost: $45 (Member/Non-Member)

Handouts: A link to download handouts will be provided after you register for the webinar.

Zoom Link: Zoom Webinar link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the class.

Program Focus: Attendees will take a closer look at the guidelines for a minimum level requirement relating to foundation systems, including Grading, soil evaluation, footing size, depth, and slope, foundation design, and reinforcing. Protected shallow foundations and wood foundations.

KEY POINTS: Foundations

• How must lots be graded? What is the minimum required slope of the grade away from the foundation?

• When are soils tests required? When are presumptive load-bearing values to be used?

• What criteria determine the minimum size of footings? What is the minimum required footing thickness? Minimum projection distance? Minimum depth?

• What is the maximum slope permitted for the top surface of footings? The bottom surface?

• In what manner must the sill plate be connected to the foundation wall? What is the minimum size and spacing for anchor bolts?

• How shall buildings be located in respect to an adjacent ascending slope? Descending slope?

• How are foundations and floor slabs for buildings located on expansive soils to be regulated?

• Where a building is constructed on or adjacent to a slope, what is the minimum required height of a foundation above a street gutter or other point of drainage discharge?

• What are the provisions for the installation of wood foundation systems?

• What criteria are necessary to address plain concrete and masonry foundation walls? Reinforced concrete and masonry foundation walls?

• When are pier foundations acceptable? What are the minimum requirements?

• What is an insulating concrete form (ICF) foundation wall system? What are the different types of ICF systems? How are they regulated?

• How must retaining walls be designed?

• When are drains required around foundation walls? What drainage methods are acceptable?

• How are soils classified? What are the characteristics of the various soil groups?

• When must a foundation wall be dampproofed? Waterproofed? What methods are used for damp proofing and waterproofing?

• What is the minimum required size for under-floor ventilation openings? Where shall such openings be located? How may the required area of openings be reduced?

• Under what conditions is an unvented crawl space permitted?

• How shall access to an under-floor space be provided?

• When is a drainage system needed for an under-floor space?


Instructor: Terry Knox

My Experience

I have served as an inspector, plan reviewer and Building Official for the past 50 years.  I am a member of several professional organizations and have served on the International Code Council (ICC) Performance Standards Committee, Exam re-write committee, Education committee and the California code 2000 re-write committee.  I am an Honorary Member of California Building Officials Past Presidents Association, elected to the Building Officials Hall of Fame and awarded the State of California's Helen Putnam Award for Government Efficiency


Master of Business Administration with Minor in Construction Management, Bachelor of Science with Minor in Construction Management, Associates of Arts Degree in Building Inspection Technology, and University of Wisconsin - Madison College of Engineering study . I have provided classes on a variety of building code related and government administration topics over the last fifty-years


ICC P.P. Course No. 25353

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