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When: Monday, October 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: United States

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Roof – Ceiling Construction
Chimneys/Fireplaces – Webinar

ICC P.P. Course No. 25695

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $50 (Member/Non-Member)


CEU: 3 hours (0.3 CEUs)

Description: Attendees will take a closer look at the understanding of the requirements for ceiling construction, roof construction and roof coverings.

Key Points

• How must roof drainage water be discharged?

• How must wood framing members be identified? What must particular concerns be

   addressed when using fire-retardant-treated wood?

• What are the acceptable framing methods at the roof ridge? At valleys and hips? Under

   what condition are ridges, valleys and hips required to be designed as beams?

• How are rafters to be tied together? At what maximum intervals must collar ties be


• How is the maximum allowable ceiling joist span determined? Roof rafter span? How

   does the location of rafter ties affect the maximum allowable rafter span? Where are

   collar ties to be located.

• What methods are prescribed for framing around ceiling and roof openings? When is

   lateral support mandated?

• What is the purpose of a purlin system? How are purlins sized? What is the maximum

   spacing of purlin braces? The maximum unbraced length?

• How is the maximum allowable span for roof sheathing determined? How must roof

   sheathing be installed?

• How are trusses to be connected to the wall plates to address uplift pressures?

• What are the general limitations for the prescriptive use of steel roof framing systems?

   What are the general requirements?

• When is roof ventilation required? What is minimum required ventilating area? How

   can this area be reduced?

• Under what circumstances are unvented conditioned attic assemblies permitted?

• When is attic access required? What is the minimum size needed for an attic access

   opening? How much headroom clearance must be provided over the access opening?

• What is Class A, Class B or Class C roofing? When is such roofing required? What specific

   materials are considered Class A roof coverings?

• Where is flashing required? How is roof drainage to be addressed?

• How must roofing materials be identified?

• What are the installation requirements for asphalt shingles? Clay and concrete tile?

   Wood shingles? Wood shakes?

• What other types of roof coverings are regulated by the code?

• What level of work is considered reroofing? What is a roof repair? Roof replacement?

   When must the existing roof coverings be removed prior to any reroofing work?

Instructor: Terry Knox


Has served as an inspector, plan reviewer, and Building Official for the past 50 years.  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.  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, a Bachelor of Science degree, an Associate of Arts Degree in Building Inspection Technology, and the 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

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.


ICC P.P. Course No. 25695

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