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OPTA Presents-The Complete Permit Technician 5-Part Webinar Series Presented by Steve Burger, CBO, LEED AP

February 04, 2021 8:13 AM | Anonymous

Each two-hour course is recommended for front counter personnel and those who may be interested in preparing for the 2018 ICC Permit Technician Certification Exam. The 2015 or 2018 IBC, Legal Aspects of Code Administration, and any addition of the International Zoning Code (IZC).  All books are available at iccsafe.org. Register for a seat for all 5 modules the seat is transferrable to another staff member in your jurisdiction.  For questions, please contact OregonPermitTechs@gmail.com

For more information or to register please visit http://www.optaonline.org/complete-permit-technician-5-part-webinar-series 

Module 1: Wednesday February 17, 2021    8:30am-10:30 am
Highlights of IBC Chapter 1 and Legal Aspects of Code Administration
 ICC PP Course # 24382 / 2 hr / 0.20 PP CEU
Description: This two-hour course is intended to provide essential information contained in IBC Chapter 1 “Administration” including permit and application requirements, required submittal documents, temporary structures, Building Board of Appeals, stop work orders and highlights of Legal Aspects of Code Administration.
Course Objectives:
      • Explain the basics behind code administration
      • What requires a permit and what does not
      • The importance of the permit and permit application
      • The Department of Building Safety and basic Building Official functions
      • Required submittal documents and document retention
      • The importance and functions of Board of Appeals
      • Stop work and violation requirements
      • Fundamentals of Legal Aspects of Code Administration

Module 2: Wednesday February 24, 2021   8:30am-10:30am
Highlights of IBC Occupancy Use Groups and Types of Construction
 ICC PP Course # 24384 / 2 hr / 0.20 PP CEU
Description: This two-hour course is solely intended to provide essential information contained in IBC Chapter 3 “Occupancy Classification and Use” and Chapter 6 “Types of Construction” and how to recognize each of the various occupancy and construction types during submittal at the front counter. An overview of each chapter will be sufficiently presented providing attendees the ability to recognize each of the various occupancy classifications and types of construction as enumerated in the International Building Code. Pictorial examples of various occupancy groups will be provided.
Course Objectives:
      • Impart the importance of properly classifying a building as to its occupancy group
      • Overview of each of the ten IBC Occupancy Groups and applicable subcategories
      • Maximum allowable quantities of hazardous materials
      • Mixed occupancies and mixed construction types
      • Identification of IBC Construction Types I-A through V-B
      • The difference between noncombustible and fire-resistive construction
      • The importance of occupancy and types of construction in relation to the plan review.

Module 3: Wednesday March 3, 2021   8:30am-10:30am
Basic Plan Review, Calculating Fees and IBC Required Inspections
 Course # 24385 / 2hr / 0.20 PP CEU
Description: This two-hour course is intended to provide essential information in the areas of code administration, basic residential construction and structural components, standard inspection process, permit fee calculations, basic residential plan review, certificate of occupancy requirements, special inspections, and existing structures.
Course Objectives:
      • Explain the basics behind code administration
      • How to manually calculate Permit and Plan Review Fees
      • Introduction to structural basics
      • Basic plan review components
      • Required inspections per the IBC
      • Introduction to Chapter 17 “Special Inspections”
     • Overview of the Certificate of Occupancy (Full and Temporary)

Module 4: Wednesday March 10, 2021        8:30am-10:30am
Highlights of the International Zoning Code

 PP Course # 24383 /2 hr / 0.20 PP CEU
Description: This two-hour course is intended to provide essential information contained in the International Zoning Code (IZC), including Chapter 1, “Administration”, land use districts, Zoning Board of Appeals, pertinent definitions, accessory buildings, parking, signs, conditional use permits, existing buildings and Planned Unit Developments. An overview of each chapter will be sufficiently presented providing the attendees the ability to understand and locate pertinent topics in the IZC.
Course Objectives:
      • In depth overview of Chapter 1, “Administration”
      • Overview of each land use district and their subcategories
      • Zoning regulatory boards
      • Definitions (setback, easement, building, R.O.W., etc.)
      • Identification of exempt and prohibited signs as well as other sign requirements and regulations
      • Requirements for existing buildings
      • Intricacies of a conditional use permit
      • The pros and cons of a Planned Unit Development

Module 5:  Wednesday March 17, 2021    8:30am- 10:30am
Highlights IBC Ch 12 Interior Environment

 PP Course #            / 2 hr / 0.20 PP CEU
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.
Course Objectives:
      • General overview of Chapter 10, “Means of Egress”
      • The three components of a Means of Egress and their various requirements
      • How to calculate occupancy loads
      • How to calculate the required number of exits
      • Overview of Chapter 12, “Interior Environment”
      • How to determine the required amount of natural light and ventilation in areas
      • Determine minimum room sizes and ceiling heights
      • Determine Sound Transmission
      • Temperature control for various occupancies
      • Required access unoccupied spaces



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