2015 IBC Fire Stopping, Joint Systems and Dampers | Instructor: Chris Kimball | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Maryland Heights City Hall

2015 IBC Fire Stopping, Joint Systems and Dampers | Instructor: Chris Kimball | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Maryland Heights City Hall

Objectives: Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the testing and performance of rated assemblies
  • Identify code requirements and referenced standards applicable to each of the various protection systems
  • Understand the distinction of through penetrations and membrane penetrations and the means to protect them
  • Recognize the importance of the manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Analyze a typical damper or penetration installation – does it meet code and standard requirements?
  • Identify some of the common mistakes made in protecting openings and penetrations
  • Discuss some of the non-code issues that are necessary for proper installations and inspections

Description: This course discusses the details and requirements for dampers, penetration firestops and joint systems. Including a look at the concepts, testing, and installation and where each of the systems is required by the code. The IBC uses fire-resistive rated assemblies to protect the building’s structural system, to separate adjacent spaces within the building that are not compatible, or to separate and protect adjacent buildings. In addition, the code uses smoke-resistant assemblies to limit the spread of smoke within a building and the dangers it would create for the occupants. Any opening or penetration within the rated assemblies has the potential to reduce the assembly’s performance. This course will focus on the protection provided by dampers, penetration firestops and joint systems to ensure the building and occupants are adequately protected.

2015 IBC Performing Structural Plan Reviews | Instructor: Bob Schutz | Friday, July 21, 2017 | St. Peters Police Department

2015 IBC Performing Structural Plan Reviews | Instructor: Bob Schutz | Friday, July 21, 2017 | St. Peters Police Department

Objectives: Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the purpose of performing a structural plan review.
  • Perform a structural plan review.
  • Verify that structural loads are in compliance with code requirements.
  • Verify that foundation system design is in compliance with code requirements.
  • Verify that structural components and materials are in compliance with code requirements.


This seminar helps participants to perform a structural plan review in compliance with the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®).

Topics that mirror the plan review record are included, and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered.

IRC Townhouse Fire & Life Safety Principals | June 16, 2017 | Jim Quigley | Maryland Heights

IRC Townhouse Fire & Life Safety Principals | June 16, 2017 | Jim Quigley | Maryland Heights

2015 IRC Townhouse Fire & Life Safety Principals

Objectives Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to: • Locate the townhouse fire, life and safety provisions in the 2012 IRC. • Identify fire-resistive dwelling separation in townhouse design and construction. • Apply the requirements of the IRC to townhouse construction for garages and carports, means of egress, fire protection systems and accessibility. • Explain the intent of multiple dwelling unit separation and other life and safety provisions of the code…..

Job Opportunity – Building Official | Brentwood, MO

Position Title:                                    Building Official

Department:                                      Planning and Development

Immediate Supervisor:                    Director of Planning and Development



Position Summary


Under the direction of or as authorized by the Director of Planning & Development, performs administrative and responsible technical work in enforcing building and zoning ordinances, and conducting plan review and inspections.

 Grade:                     21

FLSA Status:          Exempt


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.


  1. Applies specialized knowledge in the enforcement of numerous municipal ordinances pertaining to zoning, building, plumbing mechanical, electrical and fire codes, fences, residential and commercial building and site exteriors, signage, grading and land disturbance permits, facilities permits, occupancy permits, special use permits and other regulatory systems of the Brentwood Municipal Code or other codes, regulations and provisions; floor plain administration and permitting
  2. Oversees the inspections of commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  3. Working cooperatively with the Brentwood Fire Department, inspects commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances.
  4. Assists the Director on matters related to code enforcement and interpretation, application and promulgation of applicable codes, regulations and provisions.
  5. Reviews residential, commercial and industrial plans for compliance with building and fire protections codes and coordinates zoning code compliance with Director. Approves all permits; conducts and oversees the inspection of permits and construction work to assure compliance with approved plans and issue violation or stop work notices when necessary.
  6. Serves as liaison to the Architectural Review Board (ARB), prepares all materials for meeting packets and prepares meeting minutes; ensures meetings information is property posted and placed on City website; maintains ARB records. Attends Municipal Court as needed for matters related to code enforcement.  Attends other board or commission meetings as required by Director
  7. Receives permit applications and issues permits after ensuring that applications are complete and in compliance; performs inspections as required to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes, and approved site plans
  8. Investigates complaints of possible building and zoning violations; takes appropriate enforcement action; prepares correspondence pertaining to applications, complaints and non-compliance; and issues notices for corrections of deficiencies.
  9. Reviews plans and specifications for public works projects, and performs project management duties as requested.
  10. Meets with residents, businesses, property owners and managers, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and public agency officials to advise them on building regulations and other ordinances and laws, and to resolve problems and conflicts
  11. Serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator by administering, implementing and overseeing provisions of the Flood Hazard Control Ordinance, and reviews and issues floodplain development permits
  12. Prepares and maintains all necessary records, reports, and documents submitted to or generated by building officials in a manner so as to be readily retrieved and referenced as required.
  13. Works cooperatively with Brentwood Fire Department to test of fire hydrants and water supplies
  14. Works with computer hardware and software to perform necessary job functions
  15. Assists with or coordinates special projects as required.
  16. Performs related work as required


Knowledge Skills and Abilities


  • Thorough knowledge of modern building construction principles, practices, methods and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of the regulatory and enforcement provisions of the Brentwood Municipal Code and accepted professional and trade practices.
  • Working knowledge of the International Building and Residential Codes and other codes and regulations adopted thereby.
  • Knowledge of the legal procedures utilized in the enforcement of the City’s building, fire and zoning codes.
  • Ability to read blueprints, construction plans, and other technical drawings
  • Ability to locate and detect defects encountered through regulatory inspections.
  • Ability to objectively enforce regulations with consistency, firmness, impartiality and tact
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with developers, property owners, contractors, engineers, architects, city employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form


Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Graduation from a general or technical high school
  2. Completion of two years college level course work in architecture, civil engineering, or a related field
  3. Considerable, progressively responsible building codes, construction and regulatory inspection experience
  4. Possess Plans Examiner certification and at least two inspection certifications

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.


Please complete an application and submit to the Human Resources Department by close of business, June 23, 2017.  Applications may be found at our Website:  www.brentwoodmo.org or by contacting the Human Resources Department directly at 2348 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144.



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