Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Massabesic Audubon Center 
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032

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Robin H. LeBlanc 
Plan New Hampshire 

Unpacking the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) 

Renovating existing buildings can be a challenge, and meeting adopted codes is a huge part of it. Whether  small alterations to a single tenant space or a complete gut,  it is often hard to be sure how much of the work should comply with the provisions of current building codes, and how the IEBC interfaces in the compliance of the project.    

Use of the IEBC provides an alternate means of compliance, making the existing building safer and more practical than before.  The intended advantage of the IEBC is it allows a building owner and designer to select which of three compliance pathways is the most practical and economically appropriate for any given project. It also provides code officials with the assurance that, regardless of the method used, the rehabilitation of the property will maintain or improve the safety and viability of the existing building. (from BOMA).

In practice, however, some have found that only a small part of the IEBC is useful (especially for historic-designated buildings), the rest for very specific considerations.  So then what?

This workshop will give an overview of the IEBC,  the three compliance methods from which to choose when doing the work, and point out what some see as  the more “useful”  parts of it.  The sessions will be led by Rick Wood, FLS Risk Services LLC – Code and Training Consultation,  past Vice Chairman of the IEBC Code Development Committee;  and Eric Kronberg,  a “zoning whisperer” of Kronberg Wall in Atlanta.

The morning sessions will provide the information.  An afternoon workshop will give attendees a chance to apply what they have learned to real-life examples.


8:30 Registration and networking

9:00 Rick Wood, UMass Lowell:  Intro to the IEBC

10:30: Eric Kronberg, Kronberg Wall, Atlanta - a deeper dive.

11:45 - 12:45 OPTIONAL LUNCH   (If you choose to attend either the morning or afternoon session only, you may wish to have lunch as well.  Those of you staying all day have it included.)

1 - 4 Workshop:  putting the IEBC to work.

Target audiences:  building inspectors, architects, builders, owners, historic preservationists, municipal building review committees.

 Note:  this will be held at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn.

AIA credits have been approved for this workshop.