|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
John C. Huang, Ph.D, PE
The International Building Code (IBC) has been adopted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Although ten state building codes are still based on the IBC 2006 or IBC 2009, most states have already adopted the IBC 2012 (e.g. AK, AR, CT, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, TN, and VA) or IBC 2015 (e.g. AL, CA, IA, MI, NJ, NM, NY, MD, SC and OK). Designed to help engineers, architects, and construction professionals get familiar with the latest building code requirements, this course provides a sense for the structure of the codes and the way that they are enforced. It highlights the structural provisions contained in the 2012 and 2015 International Building Codes (Chapter 16 - Structural Design) and the ASCE 7-10 (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures). This course also provides a free downloadable Excel spreadsheet programmed for wind and seismic load calculations based on IBC 2012. In addition, detailed answers are provided to some of the frequently asked questions, including the major changes from the IBC 2000 to the IBC 2015. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.