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Codes 101: Building Codes for Beginners

Codes 101

an Emerging Professionals Event

Session One: Monday, May 18, 2015 (6-7:30pm)
Session Two: Monday, June 15, 2015 (6-7:30pm)
Price: Free AIA Members, Students & Employees of Chapter Member Firm/$10 Non-Members
RSVP Required; light refreshments will be servedPlease Click Here to RSVP

Attendees at both sessions will earn 3 CES/HSW LUs

Join us for a two session seminar as Kerwin Lee, AIA, CASp presents the basic components of the California Building Code, the how’s and why’s!

This seminar will demonstrate how to use the code, what the intent is for all building elements regulated by the code and help attendees gain a basic understanding of where to find things and how to interpret what the code is requiring.

This course is ideal for beginner code users!

Session One will take the design through Chapters 1 through 6.  

History – Why we have building codes, a brief historic look.
Chapter 1 – Administration
Chapter 2 – Definitions
Chapter 3 – Occupancy Types
Chapter 4 – Special Uses
Chapter 5 – Building Height and Area
Chapter 6 – Construction Classification

Session Two will take the design through Chapters 7 through 10.  

Chapter 7 – Fire Protection Features
Chapter 8 – Interior Elements
Chapter 9 – Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
Most of Session Two will be spent on Chapter 10

About the Presenter

Kerwin Lee, AIA, CASp. Kerwin is a licensed architect and Certified Access Specialist with over 35 years of experience and is accomplished in building and interior architecture. Mr. Lee’s responsibilities include project management, fire and life safety building code consulting and accessibility consulting. Recently Mr. Lee has been involved in the activities of the International Code Conference (ICC) and the writing of the International Building Code (IBC). He is working with the Building Standards Commission of California in writing the next generation of State Codes.

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