2015 IBC Building Classification | University City | April 20th, 2018

TITLE: 2015 IBC Building Classification


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar addresses the key issues of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) regarding the proper classification of buildings. The process for correctly evaluating a building for code compliance relies on a systematic approach to the determination of occupancy classification and construction type. Everything starts with the correct building classification! A clear understanding of the classification process provides the groundwork for the proper application of many other important code provisions.

Goal: Participants will be able to assign the appropriate occupancy classification, use Table 601 to assist in building classification, and gain an understanding of the varied provisions of Chapter 5 regarding allowable building heights and areas.


Course Objectives: 

  • Determine the allowable height and area of a building based upon its occupancy classification, type of construction, and special features.
  • Identify and describe the 26 specific occupancy groups established in the 2015 IBC.
  • Identify the characteristics of the nine types of construction set forth in the 2015 IBC.
  • Apply the special provisions applicable to mixed-occupancy and unlimited area buildings.


Instructor: 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 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 as a 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.


Who should attend:

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—0.6)

Where / When:

Heman Park Community Center

975 Pennsylvania Ave.

University City, Mo. 63130

April 20th, 2018

/ Breakfast: 8:00 am

Seminar: 8:30 am-4 pm



Seminar Fee: MABOI Members: $80

Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch

Pre-registration is required

Seating limited to 60 people


PAYMENTS: Send payments to MABOI, 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO  63043