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IBC Chapters 10 (Means of Egress) and 12 (Interior Environment) for Permit Technicians
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When: Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:00 AM
Where: United States

Online registration is available until: 12/10/2020
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IBC Chapters 10 (Means of Egress) and 12 (Interior Environment) for Permit Technicians

(Module 5 of the Complete Permit Technician Series) 


Date: December 10th, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $45 (Member/Non-Member)

CEU: 2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Description: This two-hour course is intended to provide essential information contained in Chapters 10 (Means of Egress) and 12 (Interior Environment) of the International Building Code. Chapter 10 will include an overview of a Means of Egress system and its various components, calculating occupancy loads, required number of doorways and how to get occupants out of the building in an emergency. Chapter 12, which is referenced on the ICC Permit Technician Certification Exam, will cover natural light and ventilation, room sizes and heights, temperature control, sound transmission and access to unoccupied spaces. The course is recommended for Permit Technicians and those who may be interested in preparing for the 2018 Permit Technician Certification Exam. Both the 2015 and 2018 IBC can be used. *Please bring a calculator, highlighter and 2015 or 2018 International Building Code.

Course objectives:

1.           General overview of Chapter 10, “Means of Egress”

2.           The three components of a Means of Egress and their various requirements

3.         How to calculate occupancy loads

4.         How to calculate the required number of exits

5.         Overview of Chapter 12, “Interior Environment”

6.         How to determine the required amount of natural light and ventilation in areas

6.           Determine minimum room sizes and ceiling heights

7.           Determine Sound Transmission

8.        Temperature control for various occupancies

9.        Required access unoccupied spaces

Instructor: Steve Burger 

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.


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.



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