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Highlights of IBC Chapter 1 and Legal Aspects of Code Administration Webinar
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/24/2020
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: United States

Online registration is available until: 9/24/2020
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Cost: $45. Limited to first 100 participants.
2 hours (0.2 CEUs).

Description: Attendees will be introduced to the majority of IBC Chapter 1, “Administration” and some fundamentals of “Legal Aspects of Code Administration”. (The topics of Fees, Inspections and the Certificate of Occupancy will be presented in a separate webinar.)


  1. Explain the basics behind code administration
  2. What requires a permit and what does not
  3. The importance of the permit and the permit application
  4. The Department of Building Safety and basic Building Official functions
  5. Required submittal documents and document retention
  6. The importance and functions of the Board of Appeals
  7. Stop work and violation requirements
  8. Fundamentals of Legal Aspects of Code Administration 

In order to attend, you will need the following:

  • Computer or tablet with a good Internet connection. Ensure that your device meets the system requirements for running Zoom:
    PC, Mac, and Linux.
    iOS and Android.
  • Camera and a microphone/head set. You don’t need to appear on video to participate. You can participate via the chat function or by using the audio/talk button if you have a microphone when prompted. 
  • Isolated and quiet space 
  • Please bring a copy of the 2015 or 2018 International Building Code and the Legal Aspects of Code Administration

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

Instructor: Steve Burger, CBO, LEED AP

Steve has been in the Code industry since 1972. He started as a Secretary/Permit Tech and Residential Plans Examiner and then later worked as a Building Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, Senior Plans Examiner, Senior Building Inspector, Assistant Building Official, Chief Building Official and Code Consultant. 

Steve is certified in the following areas: Certified Building Official, LEED A.P., Certified Code Official, Permit Technician, Code Specialist, Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Accessibility/Usability Specialist, One-and two-family Electrical Inspector and Fire Inspector II. 

He also has served on the following ICBO/ICC Committees: Permit Technician Exam Committee, Education Committee, Certification Committee and the Legacy Codes Exam Committee as well as the Arizona Building Officials (AZBO) Education Committee and Legislative Committee. In 1999 he was elected President of the Arizona Chapter and Chairman of the Arizona Building Officials. Steve was named AZBO Building Official of the Year in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2005. He was a member of the California Building Officials (CALBO), 2017 Education Chair and Board Member for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO) and represented Building Officials as Chairperson on the State of California Building and Fire Advisory Committee. He has received the SVABO Inspector of the Year Award (2012), Outstanding Contributions Award (2015) and President’s Award (2016 and 2017), SVABO Honorary Membership (2017) as well as the 2016 ICC Educator of the Year.

Steve has taught Permit Technician educational classes since 1998 in Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Utah, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Idaho.

Steve has authored the ICC “Permit Technician Study Companion”, updated “The Public Counter” (Chapter 12) in the revised ICC “Building Department Administration” book, and updated the ICC “You Can Build It!” and “Basic Code Enforcement” reference books as well as multiple articles and webinars for the International Code Council.

Join us for the rest of the series – one webinar per week! 

IBC Occupancy Use Groups and Types of Construction
Oct 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Basic Plan Review, Calculating Fees and IBC Required Inspections
Oct 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Highlights of the International Zoning Code
Oct 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.