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Institute Focuses On Architectural and Engineering Aspects Of IBC
January 12, 2006

Architects, plan examiners, engineers and other industry professionals need to be aware of key requirements in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) to effectively design and review building projects. The Design Professional Institute, March 21-22 in Sacramento, California, is an opportunity to learn how to design code-compliant projects specific to accessibility and usability, means of egress, wind loads, materials, fire resistance and fire protection requirements in the 2006 IBC.

Architectural Applications for Designers will familiarize building designers with choices in building classification, materials, fire resistance, fire protection and means of egress.

Accessibility and Usability will address federal accessibility requirements, including exterior accessible routes, accessible entry versus egress, special occupancy requirements, and dwelling and sleeping units.

Solving Means of Egress Issues in Commercial Buildings will discuss requirements of means of egress based on a four-story commercial building plan.

Wind Load Design will focus on wind load provisions of the IBC based on ASCE 7 and explain three methods of analysis. Attendees will study specific design examples and topics like basic wind speed, velocity pressure, gust effect factors and enclosure classifications.

Instructors for this institute are International Code Council senior staff architect Kim Paarlberg and Dilip Khatri, Ph.D. Paarlberg is a licensed architect and Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner. Her duties at the International Code Council include administering Chapters 10 and 11 of the International Building Code, reviewing plans and specifications for code compliance, providing code opinions and conducting seminars. Khatri has more than 22 years of experience with land development, subdivision, commercial, residential, multi-family, industrial, and educational facilities. Khatri has extensive structural engineering experience in steel, concrete, and timber buildings involving insurance and litigation investigation.

In addition to education offered by highly recognized building design professionals, the Design Professional Institute allows attendees to interact, network, gain valuable insight and share experiences with their peers. Participants also can earn continuing education units (CEUs) and American Institute of Architects learning units (LUs) and HSW credits. All attendees receive comprehensive manuals to reference during the event and to use as a resource back on the job. All courses are half-day seminars.

To register for the Design Professional Institute online, visit For more information contact Sol Alba at 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4333.

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