2015 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions | University City | Friday May 25th, 2018


TITLE: 2015 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions
Eventbrite - 2015 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions | University City | May 25th, 2018

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) Wood Wall bracing requirements. The seminar will focus on basic requirements and clarify the application of wall bracing provisions in the IRC wall bracing Sections R602.10 thru R602.12.

Goal: Participants will successfully apply the provisions of the 2015 IRC to case studies involving bracing requirements for wood-framed residential structures in their region.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the forces that act on a house.
  • Describe the history of bracing and how it works.
  • Determine how much bracing is required, and how adjustment factors are applied.
  • Recognize special considerations for bracing.
  • Apply attachment details, and pony and cripple wall details.
  • Apply wall bracing provisions of the IRC.
  • Describe the physical limits under which bracing can be used.

Instructor: James D. Quigley, M.C.P.
President, National Code Consultants, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania
March 1988 to present

* Provide consultation services for organization and administration of municipal code departments
* Code consultant for architects, engineers, project developers, and building contractors
* Manage National Inspection Agency, an independent plan examination and inspection agency
* Expert witness civil litigation state & federal courts

Manager, Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc., Marshallton, Delaware
December 1987 to March 1988

* Supervised three offices in two states for an independent inspection agency
* Developed training programs for inspection personnel in seven states
* Negotiated municipal contracts

Director, Centre Region Code Administration, State College, Pennsylvania
February 1982 to December 1987

* Administrator of all construction, fire, and maintenance codes for four municipalities
* Supervised fifteen plans examiner/inspectors and three secretaries
* Established efficient professional modular appeals board and procedures
* Initiated comprehensive public education program
* Established summer inspection program employing professors and engineering students
* Developed computerized permit issuance, inspection, and record keeping system

Deputy Director of Community Development, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
January 1981 to February 1982

* Directed 168 employees in four bureaus
* Developed cross-training program for inspection personnel
* By special act of City Council assumed direction of Health Department & Zoning Bureau -Approved as City Health Officer by the Pennsylvania Department of Health
* Continued to exercise duties of Code Administrator

Code Administrator, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
September 1978 to February 1982

* Administrator of all construction, fire, and sanitation codes
* Instituted forceful public relations effort
* Established formal education program for technical staff
* Executive Director of federal & state grant funded weatherization program -Established prototype cost and quality effective subcontractor program
* Project Manager of federally funded Vector Control program
* Dramatically increased revenue recovery through assumpsit actions
* Increased staff productivity while reducing personnel by 30%
* Instituted material recovery and reuse procedures
* Developed computerized record keeping system before most City departments

Inspections Supervisor, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
May 1978 to September 1978

* Developed uniform inspection reporting and evaluation system
* Coordinated communication between five site offices
* Developed formal classroom and field instruction programs

Rehabilitation Technician, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
March 1976 to September 1978

* First city rehabilitation technician
* Developed rehabilitation guidelines, cost evaluation systems, and contractor compliance criteria
* City liaison with Penn State for continuing education

Housing Inspector, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
March 1974 * Perfect civil service test and evaluation

Program Coordinator, Construction Codes & Safety Science, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
January 2004 to March 2012

* Developed Diploma, Certificate & Degree Programs
* Provided counseling for former, present & prospective students
* Provided supervision of teaching staff
* Continued to teach credit courses
* Continued to develop & teach non-credit courses

Instructor Building Code Enforcement, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
January 1992 to December 2003

* Syllabus development & instruction of technical credit courses to -18, 124 credit hours /year
* Syllabus development & instruction of technical non-credit courses-18, 124 credit hours /year
* -approximately 100-120 contact hours/year

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

May 25th, 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