Monday, November 26, 2007

2007 California Building Code Update Seminars

2007 California
Building Code Update Seminars
December 5, 6 & 7, 2007
9:00 to 4:00 (check-in @ 8:15)

The Redwood Empire Chapter of The American Institute of Architects in partnership with the North Coast Builders Exchange is sponsoring three, one day seminars presented by the International Code Council. This will assist our members in making the transition to the new California Building Code that will begin being enforced on January 1, 2008. The classes are intended for those with at least an intermediate level of knowledge, skills and experience in understanding the building codes.

2007 CBC Transition from the 1997 UBC - Wednesday December 5
2007 CBC Transition from the 1997 UBC - Thursday December 6
(both days are the same seminar)

This seminar focuses on helping users that are familiar with the 1997 UBC adapting to the 2007 CBC. The information in this course details the differences between the two codes and covers concepts that are not in the 1997 UBC. Also, some of the codes in the UBC and CBC are the same, but located in different sections. This seminar covers this information as well. In an effort to further aid users, an explanation as to why the codes differ is provided.

2007 CBC Residential Provisions - Friday December 7

This course has been developed in response to a decision by the State of California not to adopt the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC). This class is designed to provide an overview of 2006 IBC requirements for residential occupancies as well as California amendments intended to better align the 2007 CBC with certain concepts in the IRC.. The seminar discusses basic code concepts, proper use of code tables and proper construction of dwelling units.


Richard Tash, representing the International Code Council, is employed with Interwest Consulting Group as a Plans Examiner and Building Inspector. Richard has worked in construction in all areas, from carpenter to project manager. For the last 16 years Richard has worked as a Building Inspector and Plans Examiner. His experience is with all aspects of residential, commercial and industrial buildings from the project management level to inspector of record.

Richard currently teaches building code classes at Diablo Community College in Pleasant Hill, California and with the California Association of Building Officials (CALBO). Richard’s extensive background in the construction field for the past 3 years enable him as an instructor to bring the textbook alive with practical application. Richard holds ICC certifications as a Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Combination Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector and building Plans Examiner. Richard has also earned an A.A. in Building Inspection Technology

AIARE Member Registration: $125 per Day
Non-Member Registration: $150 per Day

A $10 surcharge will be added to all RSVPs after November 23 to pay for express shipment of study materials.

Registration fee will include a study guide authored by the ICC, morning refreshments, lunch service and afternoon snack.

North Coast Builders Exchange
1030 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

For directions to the North Coast Builders Exchange and information on their services, please visit their web site @

Reserve your seat by sending an e-mail to Wendy Young at - or calling the AIA Redwood Empire office at - (707) 838-2672

After reserving your seat by e-mail or phone, please mail the completed form below and your check made payable to AIARE for the appropriate amount. Sorry, no credit cards.

Mail to:
Wendy Young
Executive Director
AIA Redwood Empire
P.O. Box 4178
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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