Chapter Events

Jan 27 | 10th of a 10-part California Building Code Workshop Series

Learn to leverage the California Building Code to its fullest advantage in this series.

Bring more value to your clients and your team.

About this Event

Property ATLAS is pleased to invite you to a webinar series we’re sponsoring on the California Building Code. It will be presented by Paul Armstrong, P.E., CBO, a renowned expert in all things Code-related. Understanding the Code is a critical skill that differentiates design practitioners from their peers. Simply put, the more Code you know, the more value you bring to your clients.

Our 10-part weekly educational series will traverse the Code in bite-sized, chapter by chapter pieces providing the latest updates and offering invaluable inside knowledge for professionals at every career stage. As an AIA member, we’re offering a 10% discount on all sessions. Don’t worry if you can’t make one of the dates, your purchase allows you to watch it on-demand. Attendance is limited to 200 people, so get your tickets now.

We know, the more you can leverage the building code, the more value you can bring to your clients. That’s why, we are thrilled to announce an upcoming event, a 10-part California Building Code workshop for you and your team.

The series will be organized as follows:

Chapters 1 and 2: Administration and Definitions

  • 1 hour webinar: November 4th
  • Learn when you do NOT need a permit, how to challenge city procedures/interpretations, and how to use explicit definitions to your advantage.

Credits:   1 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credit approved)

Chapters 3, 5 and 6: Use and Occupancy classes, Height and Building Limitations

  • 90 minute webinar: November 11th
  • Learn how to get an extra story or two on your building without having to upgrade the entire building construction type, determine construction requirements when working on existing buildings, and how to creatively classify the use of a building or area to minimize costs for your client.

Credits:   1.5 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credits approved)

Chapter 4: Special requirements for specific occupancies

  • 1 hour webinar: November 18th
  • Learn about working in unique occupancies like wine caves, recording studios, and live/work spaces. Also, a few critical codes related to multi-family projects are hidden in this chapter.

Credits:   1 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credit approved)

Chapters 7, 8 and 9: Fire resistance and protection requirements

  • 90 minute webinar: December 2nd
  • Detailing fire rated assemblies is a critical part of your job. We’ll break Chapter 7 down into easily understandable elements so you can detail your project with confidence.

Credits:   1.5 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credits approved)

Chapter 10: Requirements for evacuation

  • 90 minute webinar: December 9th
  • Egress can make or break your project. If you only attend ONE Of our sessions, this should be the one.

Credits:   1.5 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credits approved)

Chapter 11A and 11B webinar: Accessibility requirements

  • 90 minute webinar: December 16th
  • ADA upgrades can be costly. Learn when they are not required and how to make the required upgrades as cost effective as possible.

Credits:   1.5 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credits approved)

Chapters 12 thru 15: Building systems and habitability

  • 1 hour webinar: January 6th
  • Clearly understand minimum room sizes, minimum ceiling heights, ventilation requirements, exterior wall construction requirements, and roof assembly/structure requirements.

Credits:   1 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credit approved)

Chapters 16 thru 23 webinar: Structural Components, performance, and stability

  • 90 minute webinar: January 13th
  • This seminar covers the often overlooked structural chapters in the code that architects should understand to work with their engineers more effectively. We’ll cover soil conditions, special inspection requirements, concrete, steel, masonry, and wood construction requirements so you can design smarter and save your engineers from unnecessary frustration.

Credits:   1.5 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credits approved)

Chapter 24 to end; including Appendices: Encroachments outside of property lines, safeguards during construction, referenced standards

  • 1 hour webinar: January 20th
  • Learn requirements for glazing, gypsum materials, and plastic uses to help you get creative in your designs. Also, learn about mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements, elevator requirements, special construction applications for signs, greenhouses, relocatable buildings, pools, and more. Also learn about safeguards required during construction.

Credits:   1 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credit approved)

Existing and Historic Building Codes –

  • 1 hour webinar: January 27th
  • Save your clients money and minimize the impacts to historic facades by learning the exceptions housed in these sections of the Code.

Credits:   1 AIA LU/HSW  (HSW credit approved)

Speaker: Paul Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong is the Director of Code Compliance for TRB & Associates, Inc. He has worked for a number of private third party municipal consulting firms and in that capacity served as the Building Official for the Cities of Palos Verdes Estates, El Monte, Signal Hill and Whittier. Prior to working for private firms, he worked for 14 years for the International Code Council and the International Conference of Building Officials ending his time there as the initial ICC Vice President of Architectural and Engineering Services. While there he also served as the drafting secretariat for the 2000 International Residential Code. He represented the model code organizations to many federal, state and local agencies and is a recognized lecturer on many code related topics. Mr. Armstrong graduated from California State University at Long Beach and is a Professional Engineer in the State of California and a Certified Building Official. He has a Technical Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and also served in a contract capacity the City of Anaheim for ARTIC, Anaheim Convention Center Expansion and the Disneyland Resort projects including the Star Wars expansion. He was an author of the 2013, 2016 and 2019 Significant Changes to the CBC and CRC books.

This webinar is limited to 200 people, so reserve your spot now! You can choose to attend individual seminars or the entire series. If you’re not able to attend live, we will provide recordings of the series.

Each session $50 or purchase the entire 10-part series for $450. 

You can purchase the series at discount and the the links and videos for the sessions you missed will be forwarded to you.

Receive a discount if you are:

  • AIASMC Members (10%  discount)    $45.00 each session or $405.00 for the series
  • Students                    (25%  discount)   $37.50 each session or $337.50 for the series
  • LU/HSWs  for each session (All approved)



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