Join Us For The
49th Annual Fall Conference
October 12th – 15th, 2017
We are at a new resort in Branson, Missouri this year!
We also have 17 possible training hours for each attendee!!
Come and enjoy the company of your peers, the instruction of ICC instructors, and the invaluable networking possibilities at
Reserve your rooms early!!!!
Thursday, Oct. 12th
Understanding the International Building Codes
David L. Dodge, CSI, CDT
12:00PM – 5:00PM .5 CEU’s
Mays Maune McWard, Inc.
Understanding Chapter 7 (Fire & Smoke Protection Features) & Applying Chapter 10 (Means of Egress) Of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Seminar Overview
“Understanding the International Building Codes” SPEAKER: David Dodge, CDT, McKeon Door Company
The definition, use and application of the five walls in Chapter 7.
Opening protective guidelines for the five walls in Chapter 7.
Working with the 3-part Means of Egress System
A Code review and analysis of wide span opening protectives… a case study and workshop approach:
Occupancy classifications and separation of mixed occupancies (IBC, Chapters 3, 4, 5)
Vertical opening separation (IBC, Chapters 7, 10, 30)
Atrium applications (IBC, Chapters 4, 7, 10)
Smoke Compartmentation (IBC, Chapters 7, 10, 30)
Corridor Separation (IBC, Chapters 7, 10)
Exit access separation (IBC, Chapters 10, 31)
Storm Shelters/Safe Rooms (IBC Chapter 4, ICC 500/FEMA 361)
Vertical Opening Protection
Special Requirements of
Exit & Exit Discharge
Storm Shelters/Safe Rooms
David L. Dodge
David has been involved in the construction industry since 1975. With an extensive background in project estimating and management and a bachelor’s degree in business management, David soon realized a great deal of success in building product marketing and sales. In this venue he found his passion – building code development and architectural design compliance. Since 1988, he has helped architectural firms understand and implement the provisions of the model codes as they pertain to fire and life safety. He has focused on the fire door industry, promoting cutting edge technology to resolve code compliance challenges.
David has earned his Construction Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute and is a corporate member of the International Code Council (ICC). He is also certified as an instructor under the ICC Education Provider Program and has served on several ICC committees, both local and regional, for the adoption and implementation of the International Building Code throughout the US. At the national level David has participated in the code development process of the IBC since its inception.
With more than 25 years of experience in the building code arena, he is a recognized speaker and instructor, teaching the fire and life safety provisions of the model codes to design professionals and regulatory officials. In 2010 McKeon Door Company added David to their team to assist in design professionals and products.
Friday Oct. 13th & Saturday Oct. 14th
2015 IRC Performing Residential Plan Review (Day 1 of 2)
ICC – Robert Schutz
9:00AM – 4:00PM .6 CEU’s
Robert J. Schutz, P.E., P.S., CBO
Robert J. Schutz, P.E., P.S., CBO, has served as an Assistant Architect Administrator at the Ohio Board of Building Standards. While with the State of Ohio, he has oversight of the new Residential Code of Ohio program, including certification of local residential code departments and personnel. Previously, Bob served ICC as Manager of Instructors with responsibilities for the selection, oversight and quality of ICC’s cadre of staff and contract instructors. his varied previous experiences include active military service during the 1980’s as an Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officer; building code enforcement for several central Ohio jurisdictions, including ten years as Chief Building Official (CBO) for the City of Powell where he also served as City Engineer and Director of Public Services; and Chief Engineer, for the Ohio Department of Health where he chaired the state’s plumbing advisory board, was chief of plumbing and was a voting member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards. He is experienced in combat construction, facilities engineering and project management as well as having been a plumber, sheet metal worker and brick mason.
Mr. Schutz has a civil engineering degree from Ohio Northern University with post graduate studies at the University of Southern California and the Ohio State University in environmental law, land- use planning and public administration. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor, certified Chief Building Official and holds Ohio certifications as Building Official, Plans Examiner and Inspector for Building, Plumbing, Electrical Safety and Residential. Bob instructs IBC structural and nonstructural seminars, all IRC subjects, mechanical, plumbing and fuel gas codes and administrative topics.
Friday Oct. 13th
2015 IBC Use of Fire & Smoke Separations (1/2 day)
2015 ICC Commercial Cooking Systems (1/2 day)
ICC – Terrell Stripling
9:00AM – 4:00PM .6 CEU’s
Terrell is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology. His experience in fire prevention, code management and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy is reflected in Terrell’s passion for education. At the college level, he has served inn the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department. He utilizes the theory of the code along with hands-on practical application to achieve ICC’s vision of “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people creating better buildings and safer communities.”
Saturday, Oct. 14th
2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies (1/2 day)
2015 IBC Exterior Wall & Opening Protection (1/2 day)
ICC – William Hudson
9:00AM – 4:00PM .6 CEU’s
William H. (Bill) Hudson, C.B.O., M.C.P.
Building Inspection Supervisor for the Village of Oak Brook, IL
Bill has a broad base of experience as facilities manager, general contractor, inspector, housing rehabilitation specialist, plan reviewer, building official, author, and code instructor. In addition to his regular duties which involve the day-to-day application of the building and fire codes, Bill has had the privilege of working on ICC energy code training in the 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 as curriculum developer, subject matter expert, technical reviewer, and instructor. As an instructor, Bill has had the opportunity to teach both in the United States and internationally on a wide variety of topics that include Energy/Sustainability, IRC/IBC Updates, Property Maintenance, Mixed Use, Special Use and Occupancy, Inspection of Fire Resistance Rated Assemblies and Disaster Response. Bill is the author of the IECC portion of Significant Changes to the International Energy Conservation Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, 2012 Edition.
In addition, Bill is a past president- and current board member- of Suburban Building Officials Conference (SBOC)-his local ICC chapter, a B.P.I. certified building analyst, and state of California certified Safety Assessor. Bill currently serves on two U.L. Standards Technical Panels, and as a Building Codes Advisory Commissioner for Oak Park, IL.
Bill has also served as a FEMA habitability inspector/field supervisor, a resource consultant on environmental issues and participated in the development and implementation of community emergency/disaster plans.