Fundamentals of the I-Codes for Permit Technicians with Roger Axel (ICC PREFERRED PROVIDER) – June 15, 2016| Maryland Heights


This seminar provides permit technicians with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform their jobs in code administration, including legal aspects, code language, code enforcement, reading construction documents, reviewing submitted documents, permitting and the inspection process. Participants will become familiar with the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC) and focus on customer relations skills and techniques.

(This course is intended to help you become the best permit technician you can be. This is not a course to prepare for the permit technician certification exam.)

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe an overview of building code enforcement.
  • Employ legal principles in the building department.
  • Explain the fundamental plan review process.
  • Read basic construction documents.
  • Use I-Codes to find the answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Use strategies and techniques to effectively interact with customers.



Building Official, City of New Hope, Minnesota; 30+ years combined construction and inspection experience including single and multi-family residential, educational, industrial, business and mercantile occupancies including the Mall of America; Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education, University of Minnesota; Associate in Applied Science Degree in Building Inspection Technology, Inver Hills Community College; State of Minnesota Certified Building Official; International Code Council Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Plans Examiner and Accessibility/Usability Specialist; International Code Council Instructor; Adjunct Faculty at local community colleges teaching Building Inspection Technology classes; instructor for Housing and Building Inspection Institute at UW-Madison College of Engineering; instructor for MN Licensed Residential Contractor continuing education seminars; past Co-Chair of MN Uniformity of Inspections Committee; past Chairman, and current Executive Officer of the Association of MN Building Officials; member of the MN Education Advisory Committee; active member of the Association of MN Building Officials, the 10,000 Lakes Chapter, MN Building Permit Technicians and the Upper Great Plains Region III Chapters of the International Code Council.

Who should attend:

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Code Enforcement Office Staff (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Fire Office Staff (CEU’s—0.6)

Where / When:

Maryland Heights Court Room, 11911 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

/ Breakfast: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm


Seminar Fee: MABOI Members: $65 Non-Members: $100

Includes: breakfast, seminar, lunch, and training book

Pre-registration is required

Seating limited to 60 people

PAYMENTS: Send payments to MABOI, PO Box 698, St. Peters, MO 63376