ADVANCED Legal Aspects of Code Administration | ZOOM WEBINAR | November 19th, 2020

Please note that this seminar is part two of a two-day seminar with different topics, introduction and advanced, both related to legal aspects. This seminar is geared to ADVANCED legal aspects, the first seminar on October 21st is for advanced legal aspects.

ADVANCED COURSE DESCRIPTION: In addition to reviewing key concepts necessary for legal aspects of building code administration, Participants will be provided more in-depth material for effective code administration and enforcement of the legal aspects of the code for the code official. The following topics will be covered during the seminar: powers and duties of the building code official, permits, inspections, certificates of occupancy, unsafe structures, overcrowding, hoarding, rental inspections, administrative search warrants, using zoning ordinances to obtain compliance and effective techniques for enforcement, and using internet databases for corporate, LLC and real estate records.

Goal: Participants will be able to apply effective building code administration and enforcement techniques to assist them in executing the legal aspects of their job.

 Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the source and legal basis for their duties and powers.
  • Gather information that will enable the building official or inspector to identify the proper legal entity so that the correct person or company is given permits, stop work orders, certificates of occupancy, notices of violation and complaints.
  • Effectively enforce provisions of the model codes.
  • Avoid common mistakes made by building officials and reduce civil liability.
  • Apply the legal principles of the model codes to actual field situations.
  • Conduct constitutionally valid inspections.
  • Identify multiple ways to deal with unsafe structures
  • Understand the complexity of hoarding cases
  • Use zoning ordinances in enforcing building code problems
  • Be able to choose the right venue for enforcement

Outline of Advanced Seminar 

  1. Legal Basis for the Building Official’s Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Review of Responsible Party Issues and Using the Internet for Research
  3. Permit and Plan review issues
  4. Unsafe Structures and Equipment
  5. Review of Right of Entry and Administrative Search Warrants
  6. Hoarding
  7. Using Zoning as an Enforcement Tool
  8. Overcrowding
  9. Administrative hearings vs. court proceedings

Instructor: Linda S. Pieczynski is a former assistant state’s attorney and former municipal prosecutor in DuPage County, Illinois.  She devotes her legal practice to teaching and writing about the legal aspects of code administration including building, property maintenance, fire and zoning codes. She conducts training nationwide for the International Code Council (ICC).  She is the author of numerous code related books including The Building Process Simplified, The Building Official’s and Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Fire Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, and The Property Maintenance Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, all published by Cengage.  She also has served as editor of revisions to the Legal Aspects of Code Administration published by ICC.

 Who should attend: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)

Where / When:

ZOOM WEBINAR

Sign-in: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm

Registration:

Seminar Fee single day: MABOI Members: $40

Pre-registration is required

Seminar limited to 90 people

Information:

PAYMENTS: 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

The Big Energy Push, 2018 IECC & IRC 1/2 day and Exterior Wall Systems 1/2 day | Location TBD | November 9, 2020

First half of day,

The Big Energy Push, 2018 IECC & IRC

This seminar is designed to provide an in-depth look at the Residential Energy requirements in Chapter 11 of the IRC and

Chapter 4 of the IECC with practical application. A checklist will be discussed for plan review and for field inspection verifications. Discussion will cover many topics such as the thermal envelope, failures in envelope, climate zone requirements, air barriers, vapor barriers, total UA path and performance path and how they affect our homes.

Second half of day,

Exterior Wall Systems

Water intrusion through exterior walls may be the largest problem in residential construction today. This course will discusses the IRC requirements for exterior walls of chapters 3, 6 and 7. General installation requirements of products will be discussed, including weather resistance barriers, flashing, vinyl/wood/hardboard siding, masonry and culture veneers, stucco and EFIS systems. 

Russell Thornburg

With over 31 years of experience, Russell Thornburg brings to the classroom first-hand knowledge of many aspects of the building industry from the basics of home ownership, to general contracting, to field inspection and plans examiner.  For more than twenty years, he was self-employed as a licensed general contractor and has over 17 years of experience working for municipalities in the state of Minnesota and Kansas.  During this time, he began teaching Building Inspection Technology programs for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, as well as Continuing Education Seminars from around the country and ICC chapters.  After a short stint serving as Program Manager for Johnson County Contractor Licensing of KS he has returned to Texas and now writes and develops code seminars and presents these programs for various organizations, including municipalities, institutes, ICC chapters, Home Builders Associations, and industries throughout the United States.

WHEN: November 9, 2020 Registration: 8:00am Class: 8:30am-4:00pm

WHERE: TBD

COST: $80

  • Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Seating limited to 100 people

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)
  • Architects (CEU’s –6.0 AIA HSW)

INTRODUCTORY Legal Aspects of Code Administration | ZOOM WEBINAR | October 21st, 2020

Please note that this seminar is part one of a two-day seminar with different topics, introduction and advanced, both related to legal aspects. This seminar is geared to basic legal aspects, the second seminar on November 19th is for advanced legal aspects.

DAY 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will be provided guidelines for effective code administration and enforcement of the legal aspects of the code for the building code official. The following topics will be covered during the seminar: legal concepts, identifying responsible parties, gathering evidence, property law concepts, right of entry, liability preparing a case for court, and testifying effectively.

 GOAL: Participants will be able to apply effective building code administration and enforcement techniques to assist them in executing the legal aspects of their job

 Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the complacency cycle and its effect on code enforcement and administration.
  • Apply key legal concepts.
  • Identify and trace the source of the code official’s legal authority.
  • Describe how laws originate and the building code official’s involvement in the court system.
  • Identify the responsible parties for purposes of issuing permits and notices of violation.
  • Gather evidence that substantiates a code violation.
  • Conduct inspections in a manner that complies with the Fourth Amendment.
  • Reduce exposure to liability lawsuits.
  • Explain the court process and the code official’s role in court proceedings.
  • Prepare oneself properly as a witness.

Outline of Day 1 Seminar 

  1.  Legal Concepts
  2. Responsible party
  3. Property law concepts
  4. Gathering evidence
  5. Foreclosure
  6. Right of Entry
  7. Liability
  8. Testifying Effectively/Going to Court
  9. Summary – Q&A

Instructor: Linda S. Pieczynski is a former assistant state’s attorney and former municipal prosecutor in DuPage County, Illinois.  She devotes her legal practice to teaching and writing about the legal aspects of code administration including building, property maintenance, fire and zoning codes. She conducts training nationwide for the International Code Council (ICC).  She is the author of numerous code related books including The Building Process Simplified, The Building Official’s and Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Residential Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, The Fire Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, and The Property Maintenance Inspector’s Guide to Codes, Forms and Complaints, all published by Cengage.  She also has served as editor of revisions to the Legal Aspects of Code Administration published by ICC.

 Who should attend: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)

Where / When:

ZOOM WEBINAR

Sign-in: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm

Registration:

Seminar Fee single day: MABOI Members: $40

Pre-registration is required

Seminar limited to 90 people

Information:

PAYMENTS: 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

*FREE* MABOI Annual banquet & installation of Officers | Ameristar Casino (Date Night) | Saturday, October 24, 2020

We have extended the deadline to sign up until Monday. Go home this weekend, tell your significant other that it is casino night, make it a date night. Come enjoy a fine dinner and ceremony with an exceptional group of people and hit the casino afterward. I mean, it’s FREE, for EVERYONE! Also, it’s FREE!

Please join us for the annual MABOI installation of officers and banquet.  Similar to the last banquet, the annual banquet will be held at the Ameristar–Imagination Ballroom. The dinner will be tender leaf spinach salad with mushrooms and red onions served with warm bacon dressing, grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce, braised beef brisket, oven-roasted potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, rolls and; butter, miniature cakes/pastries/pies, brewed tea, and open bar.

  • Who – MABOI BOD & Membership
  • What – MABOI’s 2020 BOD Installation Banquet/Ceremony-Dinner and Drinks
  • Where – Ameristar Casino “Imagination Ballroom”
  • When – Saturday, October 24, 2020-6:30 pm check-in (6:30-10 pm)
  • Cost – NO COST, MABOI pays for the event

 

 

*FREE* REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY! MABOI Annual banquet & installation of Officers | Saturday, October 24, 2020

Please join us for the annual MABOI installation of officers and banquet.  Similar to the last banquet, the annual banquet will be held at the Ameristar–Imagination Ballroom. The dinner will be tender leaf spinach salad with mushrooms and red onions served with warm bacon dressing, grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce, braised beef brisket, oven-roasted potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, rolls and; butter, miniature cakes/pastries/pies, brewed tea, and open bar.

  • Who – MABOI BOD & Membership
  • What – MABOI’s 2020 BOD Installation Banquet/Ceremony-Dinner and Drinks
  • Where – Ameristar Casino “Imagination Ballroom”
  • When – Saturday, October 24, 2020-6:30 pm check-in (6:30-10 pm)
  • Cost – NO COST, MABOI pays for the event

 

 

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