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12 May

2020 Code Academy: Session 3 on Zoom

May 12 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am




3.0 LU/HSW


Majed A. Dabdoub, P.E.


Start: 7:30 am
Finished by: 10:30 am


$50 – AIA Member

$75 – Non-Member

2020 Code Academy May 12 (ch 7 & 8) on Zoom

The IBC is an essential tool used to provide public safety, health and welfare. Designing with new materials and complex client programs can push the boundaries of a straight-forward code summary. The third seminar will cover chapters 7 and 8 of the Ohio Building Code (OBC). Chapter 7 deals with fire and smoke protections features and will discuss passive fire protections systems. Chapter 8 deals with interior finishes and will discuss the requirements related to interior finishes for floors, walls, and ceilings.

This program will be offered via Zoom. REGISTER BY NOON ON MAY 11 in order to receive log-in information.

Learning Objectives

  • Requirements related to protections of exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers
  • General requirements; walls and ceiling finishes; interior floor finishes; and decorative materials and trims
  • Learn the requirements rated to fire resistance ratings
  • Requirements for the vertical and horizontal components and alternatives to fire test assemblies

2020 Academy Code Series

Become a Code Warrior through this seven-part, in-depth series on the International Building Code (IBC). Majed A. Dabdoub, P.E. provides a detailed overview of specific chapters of the IBC in each session. These small classes encourage participants to ask questions and engage in discussion around real-world examples of code application.

Dabdoub studied Civil Engineering at Ohio University before earning an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He served as a building plans examiner for the City of Cincinnati from 1987 through 2014 when he left to start his own firm which offers code consulting, training, and structural engineering services.

Classes are the second Tuesday of each month, March through September (no class in July).

March, chapters 3,5,6; April, chapter 10; May, chapters 7,8; June, chapter 9; August, chapter 34; September, chapter 11; October, chapter 17. 

Event Details

Date: May 12 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Venue: Online